The Honda Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem, a concept combining robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data, was unveiled early this month at CES 2017, a global tradeshow for consumer electronics and technology.
The Honda Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept aims to revolutionize mobility by creating a network of cars that communicate with each other and the infrastructure to control traffic congestion and eliminate traffic accidents.
Honda aims to increase driver productivity and enjoyment by lessening their load and introducing new entertainment features, and the autonomous vehicles will even provide extra services when not in use. Inspired by this concept, Honda developed the NeuV, an autonomous mini-vehicle with an artificial intelligence “emotion engine” and personal assistant.
Honda also introduced Honda Riding Assistant, a motorcycle that uses robotics technology to maintain balance. CES attendees could test out Honda robotics technologies at their exhibit by test-driving the UNI-CUB, Honda’s self-balancing personal mobility device.
Honda is also teaming up with Visa and DreamWorks Animation for future projects, as well as opening up new startups through its Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator open innovation programs. Honda has also established a website where companies can participate in Honda’s AI and robotics initiatives, accelerating their open innovation philosophy.
Here at Bill Walsh Honda, we’re excited to see all of the exciting new technology the future holds! We can’t wait to see the Honda Technology roaming around Ottawa, IL.