SAE 2015 World Congress & Exhibition

April 21-23, 2015

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Cobo Center

SAE Mobility Atrium, sponsored by: Honda

Schedule of Events

Sharing Honda's Vision and Joy of Personal Mobility through Pinnacle Products and Advanced Robotics.

Honda RC213V-S Prototype Motorcycle Honda RC213V-S Prototype Motorcycle (See larger image)
Developed by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and Honda Motor, the stunning RC213V-S is a road-going prototype of the awesome RC213V MotoGP machine which won consecutive championships in the world's top motorcycle racing series in 2013 and 2014.

Honda has always worked to produce motorcycles and scooters that inspire dreams and expand horizons. The RC213V-S Prototype is another example of a Honda dream come true and is set to become the ultimate street bike.

HondaJet Fuselage HondaJet Fuselage
The HondaJet is the world's most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency while being the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.

The Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag while also reducing cabin sound, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory.

HondaJet Fuselage The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

The SAE Mobility Atrium, sponsored by: Honda will showcase the HondaJet full size fuselage with interior.

Honda Robotics Honda Robotics:
Honda proactively conducts research and development of next-generation mobility technologies, aiming always to offer more and more people the joy and fun that comes from freedom of movement.

Honda introduced the first version of ASIMO, the world's most advanced, bi-pedal humanoid robot, in 2000, after 14 years of research on humanoid robotics. Honda created ASIMO to help people and society, to create a helpmate for humans requiring assistance with their daily lives, and is capable of walking, running, climbing and descending stairs, avoiding objects, and recognizing human faces, among other skills.

The new version of ASIMO is 4'3" tall (130 cm), weighs 110 lbs (50 kg), and is made of magnesium alloy, plastic resin and other materials. ASIMO runs on a rechargeable lithium ion battery, with an approximate operating time of 40 minutes before recharging.

Walking Assist Walking Assist
Honda began research and development of the Walking Assist in 1999. As with ASIMO, Walking Assist adopts cooperative control technology that was developed based on Honda 's cumulative study of human walking. The control computer activates motors based on information obtained from hip angle sensors while walking to improve the symmetry of the timing of each leg lifting from the ground and extending forward and backward, and to promote a longer stride for easier walking.

The Honda Walking Assist Device is worn outside of clothing and consists of a stylish frame and battery-powered compact motors designed to assist people with reduced walking ability due to injury, illness or other causes.

UNI-CUB features Honda's proprietary balance control technology and the world's first omni-directional driving wheel system, allowing the rider to control speed, move in any direction, turn and stop, all simply by shifting his or her weight. UNI-CUB's compact saddle-style packaging makes it easy for the rider's legs to reach the ground and maintains eye-level height with other pedestrians.

The balance control technology of UNI-CUB is part of the Honda Robotics family of technologies, which originates with Honda's research into humanoid robots, including the world-famous ASIMO.

Next-Generation NSX Next-Generation NSX (See larger image)
Twenty-five years after the debut of the original, paradigm-shifting NSX supercar, the next-generation Acura NSX, is developed by a U.S. led team and will be produced in the U.S.

Specifically created to bring a "new sports experience" to the supercar segment, the NSX challenges conventional beliefs about supercars. The approach is realized through an all-new power unit-a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system-integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world's-first material applications and manufacturing processes.

Next-Generation NSX Developed under the concept of a "human-centered supercar," - a car that puts the driver first in every aspect of its design - the next-generation NSX will leverage its state-of-the-art hybrid supercar power unit, body and chassis to deliver exceptionally intuitive and immediate response to driver inputs.

The all-new NSX will be featured at the Detroit Section Vehicle Event on the evening of April 22, where further information, design challenges and solutions will be shared that will deepen the understanding of its key enabling technologies.