Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ; ) 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.


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Honda Corporation | Date: 2016-11-11

Disclosed are systems and methods for detecting moving objects. A computer-implemented method for detecting moving objects comprises obtaining a streaming video captured by a camera; extracting an input image sequence including a series of images from the streaming video; tracking point features and maintaining a set of point trajectories for at least one of the series of images; measuring a likelihood for each point trajectory to determine whether it belongs to a moving object using constraints from multi-view geometry; and determining a conditional random field (CRF) on an entire frame to obtain a moving object segmentation.


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2016-11-16

A classification apparatus includes: a calculation unit that outputs, as a classification result, results of classification by each of a plurality of classifiers with respect to learning data formed of data of at least two classes at a learning time and calculates a combination result value obtained by linear combination, using a combination coefficient, of results of classification by each of the plurality of classifiers with respect to the learning data to output the calculated combination result value as the classification result at a classification time; an extraction unit that extracts a correct solution class and an incorrect solution class for each of the classifiers from the classification result; a difference calculation unit that calculates a difference between the correct solution class and the incorrect solution class for each of the classifiers; a conversion unit that calculates a feature vector using the calculated difference for each of the classifiers; and a combination coefficient setting unit that learns, using a support vector machine, a value based on the feature vector with respect to a plurality of the learning data and thereby updates the combination coefficient, wherein input data is classified using the updated combination coefficient.


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2017-01-31

A method for in-vehicle dynamic virtual reality includes receiving vehicle data from one or more vehicle systems of a vehicle, wherein the vehicle data includes vehicle dynamics data and receiving user data from a virtual reality device. The method includes generating a virtual view based on the vehicle data, the user data and a virtual world model, the virtual world model including one or more components that define the virtual view, wherein generating the virtual view includes augmenting one or more components of the virtual world model according to at least one of the vehicle data and the user data and rendering the virtual view to an output device by controlling the output device to update display of the virtual view according to the vehicle dynamics data.


Patent
Honda Corporation and Denso Corporation | Date: 2016-10-26

An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine, in which a NOx absorbing catalyst and a NOx concentration sensor for detecting a NOx concentration in exhaust gases of the engine, are provided in an exhaust passage of the engine. A rich spike for temporarily enriching the air-fuel ratio is performed, and an execution timing of the rich spike is determined based on a detected output from the NOx concentration sensor. Performing the rich spike is determined to be unnecessary during a reducing state period from the time the rich spike ends to the time a preset time period has elapsed, and is also determined to be unnecessary when a change tendency of the detected output is determined to be an output decreasing state where the detected output is decreasing. The execution timing of the rich spike is determined using the detected output when the change tendency is determined to be an output staying/increasing state where the detected output is staying at a constant value or increasing after the end timing of the reducing state period.


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2016-11-14

In a parking lock system, a link member that swings due to sliding of an operating shaft so as to make a perking lock operate and release the operation includes a counterweight for canceling out axial inertial force of the operating shaft. Therefore, even if the operating shaft attempts to slide in an axial direction with respect to a transmission case due to inertial force when a vehicle experiences sudden deceleration due to a frontal collision or sudden braking, mass of the counterweight resists the inertial force to thus prevent the link member from swinging, thereby making it possible to avoid a situation in which the parking lock is operated unintentionally.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. and Honda Corporation | Date: 2016-11-15

An energy storage apparatus includes: a spacer; an energy storage device disposed adjacently to the spacer in a first direction and having an external terminal; and a cover member holding a bus bar connected to the external terminal and extending along the energy storage device, wherein the spacer has a first connecting portion to which the cover member is connected on an end portion thereof in a second direction, and the cover member has a second connecting portion which engages with the first connecting portion in a state where movement of the cover member in a direction away from the spacer in the second direction is restricted.


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2017-04-26

A method for controlling vehicle systems includes receiving monitoring information from one or more monitoring systems and determining a plurality of driver states based on the monitoring information from the one or more monitoring systems. The method includes determining a combined driver state based on the plurality of driver states and modifying control of one or more vehicle systems based on the combined driver state.


A variable speed control system and method for a walk-behind working machine includes a control system base, a control lever selectively movable with respect to the control system base between two operating positions, a mode actuator positioned on the control system base for toggling between a plurality of control modes, and a control unit in communication with the control lever, the mode actuator, and a machine component. The control unit selectively controls the operation of the machine component between a minimum operating speed and a variable maximum operating speed. The control unit applies a different acceleration profile to accelerate from the minimum operating speed to the variable maximum operating speed depending on the control mode selected.


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2017-05-24

A system and method are disclosed for a morphable pad and display configured for tactile control. The system comprises a display for displaying a user interface comprising a layout of vehicle control features. The display is configured to highlight a portion of the layout associated with a received highlight input, and to update the layout based on a received selection input. A morphable pad is connected to the display and comprises an array of switches. Each switch is configured to receive highlight input and selection input. The switches are also configured to adjust in tactile feel to match the layout, and to reconfigure in tactile feel responsive to a change in the layout.


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2017-05-24

The invention regards a method and a system for improving a traffic participants attention. At first information on the traffic scene that is encountered by the traffic participant is obtained. From the obtained information a traffic situation development is predicted. Thereafter a measure for at least on future risk in the predicted traffic situation development is determined and a communication with the traffic participant is started. The communication comprises a first step of notifying the traffic participant and a second step of providing additional information in response to the traffic participants reaction to the notification which includes some information on the determined future risk.

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