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2008-09-04
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"The best way to get that understanding of your customers and their market is to simply go and see," said Robert Sump, Vice President of Component Engineering for the Nissan Technical Center North America. Engineers learn lessons from technical libraries, meetings, and seeing the world-at-large.
2008-05-13
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The standard has seen a slow start, but it looks as if momentum for the interface between hardware and software is starting to grow. A number of electronics suppliers and their tool providers are ramping up, and automakers continue to show support.
2008-05-13
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The expansion of electronics and software continues almost unabated, bringing both benefits and challenges for automakers and their suppliers. As engineers develop new safety, infotainment, and powertrain systems, they are looking at a variety of techniques to manage hardware and software development.
2008-06-19
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The joint-venture automakers are under pressure to develop brands in China; brands that can be legally recognized as essentially containing Chinese intellectual property. Honda and Volkswagen affiliates in China made some significant news in this regard.
2011-11-17
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Honda on Nov. 8 held a ceremony in Guangzhou, China, to commemorate the start of demonstration testing of electric vehicles (EVs). The model to be used is the Fit, equipped with electromotive technologies such as an advanced lithium-ion battery and coaxial motors that Honda has used in development of the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle.
2011-09-10
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The 2012 Civic lineup adds a high fuel-economy variant to go with the re-engineered sedan, coupe, Si, hybrid, and natural gas models, each of which boasts better fuel efficiency thanks in large part to aero enhancements and lightweight designs. And, a first for Honda, the Civic Hybrid now incorporates a Li-ion battery vs. the previous NiMH type.
2012-01-10
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Featuring new powertrain and chassis technology, the next-generation supercar, which is due to come to market within the next three years, will be developed by engineers in the U.S. and manufactured at an Ohio plant.
2012-01-10
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The 2013 Accord, which goes on sale this fall, will feature three all-new powertrains, including the first U.S. application of both a 2.4-L direct-injected engine and two-motor plug-in hybrid system from Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams powertrain technologies. The V6 Accord will be the first Honda sedan to feature a new six-speed automatic transmission.
2012-06-08
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At 118 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent), the MY2013 Honda Fit EV is tops in fuel economy among models sold in the U.S. It has a U.S. EPA consumption rating of just 29 kW·h/100 mi and an estimated range of 82 mi—more than that of the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe, 76 mi), Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe, 73 mi), and Mitsubishi i (112 MPGe, 62 mi).
2012-04-30
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U. S. roads could become a web of vehicles communicating with each other automatically by 2025, bringing about improvements in safety and congestion.
2012-07-27
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Honda has revealed the “heart” of its Civic WTCC racing car for the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The new HR412E, a completely bespoke 1.6-L, four-cylinder direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, conforms to all FIA regulations for the WTCC and passed all initial tests upon delivery to the Honda Racing Team JAS workshop in Milan.
2012-10-09
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Two recent announcements attest to continuing efforts by government and industry to make the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle viable. On Oct. 5, the U.S. Department of Energy said it would make available $1 million for efforts to "identify cost-effective and efficient materials and processes to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources and natural gas."
2012-11-20
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The electrified powertrain, a newly developed regenerative braking system, and Bio-Fabric seating material in Honda's new Fit EV all stem from developments in the FCX Clarity fuel-cell car and other EV forebears.
2012-09-10
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The North American version of the new 2013 Honda Accord (see 2 October AEI) features a new exhaust catalyst design that reduces the use of rhodium by 50%. The automaker plans to adopt the catalyst technology across its vehicle lines.
2012-09-07
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Forthcoming model has 10-15 mi (16-24 km) range on battery pack, and it also operates in hybrid mode and direct drive from engine through gearset into transaxle.
2012-12-10
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ARPA-e program involves several companies, government labs, and universities developing solutions so the U.S. can take advantage of its abundant natural gas reserves.
2009-10-13
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With its 2010 VFR1200F, Honda will be the first motorcycle OEM to offer a dual-clutch transmission. The bike's all-new V4 also brims with innovation, including Unicam cylinder heads and a unique crankshaft design.
2009-11-23
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Honda’s battery-electrified modes of transport on display at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show included four-, two-, and one-wheel concept vehicles, ranging from relatively small to very small.
2009-12-17
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The cast-iron overhead valve 1.6-L Ford Kent engine that has been the foundation of Formula Ford racing in the U.S. for more than 40 years has long since gone out of production, leaving racers with few replacement parts. The Honda Fit subcompact car employs a similarly tiny engine, a single-overhead cam 1.5-L engine that engineers at Honda Performance Development thought could be a good candidate to replace the hoary Kent motor.
2015-12-03
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The SUV continues to win customers and a compact sport utility may be the ideal package. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the top sellers in the compact SUV boom. 
2015-04-28
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FCEV advocates point to new stack platforms with greater power density, and manufacturing strategies aimed at building production scale.
2013-02-11
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Honda R&D has developed an aluminum/steel sheet hybrid door—debuting on the 2014 Acura RLX—that is more effective in reducing weight than an all-aluminum door. Details on the hybrid door’s development will be presented at the SAE 2013 World Congress in April.
2012-02-22
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Government EV mandates don't necessarily match with consumer demand, but hybrid enthusiasm among Gen Y consumers might swing future car buying in the electrified direction. Until then the regulatory authorities may need to help persuade a skeptical public.
2009-03-27
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Developed to be attainable for Gen Y buyers, the 2010 Insight is a major piece in Honda’s hybrid-portfolio plans.
2009-03-05
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American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has introduced a Class 8 hybrid diesel-electric truck into its fleet at its Alpharetta, GA, parts center. The SmartWay-certified Peterbilt Model 386 hybrid truck is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 10,000 ton (9070 t) per year, compared to its diesel counterpart.
2009-05-04
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Green safety is a red-hot topic now that alternative-propulsion vehicles are part of the roadway landscape.
2009-04-22
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The ever-changing world of automotive production begs for flexible solutions.
2008-08-07
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Introduced in Europe and Japan seven years ago and in the U.S. in 2007, Honda’s “world car”—the B-class Fit—has been a blockbuster success for the company. The all-new 2009 Fit was developed to address customer feedback regarding interior room, ride, and handling.
2008-07-11
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Honda unveiled the latest European version of the Accord featuring a Euro-5-compliant engine range and revised design for both the sedan and Tourer station wagon models, while Honda’s upscale Acura channel debuted a second-generation TSX sports sedan based on the European Accord architecture.
2008-07-03
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Honda is challenging you to a race—“you” being every automaker and automotive supplier in the world, and more intimately, each and every engineer working for those companies; the race being one to “greener mobility,” with the ultimate goal of “dramatically reducing” CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming.
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