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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ; /ˈhɒndə/) is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment.Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, Nissan, and PSA in 2011.Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, amongst others. Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. They have also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012. Honda has three joint-ventures in China .In 2013, Honda invested about 5.7% of its revenues in research and development. Also in 2013, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to be a net exporter from the United States, exporting 108,705 Honda and Acura models while importing only 88,357. Wikipedia.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: GALILEO-1-2015 | Award Amount: 3.28M | Year: 2016

Lane-level positioning and map matching are some of the biggest challenges for navigation systems. Although vehicle telematics provide services with positioning requirements fulfilled by low-cost GNSS receivers, more complex road and driver assistance applications are increasingly been deployed, due to the growing demand. These include lane-level information as well as lane-level navigation and prioritised alerts depending on the scenario composition (traffic sign, navigation instructions, ADAS instructions). These applications need a more accurate and reliable positioning subsystem. A good example of these new requirements can be witnessed in the increasing interest in navigation at lane-level, with applications such as enhanced driver awareness, intelligent speed alert and simple lane allocation. As well as the accuracy of positioning data being a big driver, there is also a question around the adaptability of navigation systems to these applications. This depends firstly on the availability of an accurate common reference for positioning (an enhanced map) and secondly, on the level of the provided pose estimation (integrity). However, neither the current road maps nor the traditional integrity parameters seem to be well suited for these purposes. Delivering lane-level information to an in-vehicle navigation system and combining this with the opportunity for vehicles to exchange information between themselves, will give drivers the opportunity to select the optimal road lane, even in dense traffic in urban and extra-urban areas. Every driver will be able to choose the appropriate lane and will to be able to reduce the risks associate with last-moment lane-change manoeuvres. inLane proposes new generation, low-cost, lane-level, precise turn-by-turn navigation applications through the fusion of EGNSS and Computer Vision technology. This will enable a new generation of enhanced mapping information based on crowdsourcing.

A collision possibility determination apparatus includes: an identifying part configured to detect an object and identify a location of the object; a first analysis part configured to predict a future location of the object based on information relating to the object output from the identifying part and generate first information indicating a possibility of colliding with the object based on the predicted future location of the object; a second analysis part configured to generate second information indicating a possibility of colliding with the object based on the location of the object identified by the identifying part; and a determination part configured to determine a possibility of colliding with the object based on both of the first information and the second information.

Honda Corporation | Date: 2015-08-12

A vehicle luggage compartment structure includes a storage recess that is provided in a vehicle luggage compartment so as to store a spare tire, a lid that closes the storage recess, a rear panel that is provided so as to form a rear part of the storage recess, and a separate component that is detachably mounted substantially in the center of the rear panel on the side of the luggage compartment.

Honda Corporation | Date: 2015-03-31

A fuel supplying system includes a socket component, a filler pipe, a connection, and a fuel tank. The socket component is positioned close to a fuel filler opening in a side of a vehicle body. The filler pipe is connected to the socket component at one end thereof and is connected to the connection at the other end thereof. The fuel tank houses a main part of the connection and stores fuel. The filler pipe extends through a space between a side portion of a wheelhouse and a rear wheel to the fuel tank, which is positioned at a bottom portion of the vehicle body. The fuel pipe is formed of a flexible material such that the fuel pipe is expanded by the fuel during refueling and is flat at times other than refueling.

Nishikawa Rubber Co. and Honda Corporation | Date: 2015-02-06

Misalignment of a weather strip is controlled by a corner formed by a shoulder part and a lower inclined part formed in an edge portion of an opening of a roof. A locating face of a sealing part is pressed onto the shoulder part on one side of the corner, and a locating face of an inclined extension part is pressed onto the lower inclined part on the other side of the corner. The sealing part is adhered to at least one of the shoulder part or the upper inclined part with a double-sided tape.

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