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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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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: 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: 2015-11-12

This invention provides a control apparatus for an automatic transmission, which includes a plurality of engaging mechanisms. The plurality of engaging mechanisms includes a mechanical engaging mechanism configured to function as a brake. The mechanical engaging mechanism can be switched between a first state in which rotation of a rotational element is restricted only in one direction and a second state in which the rotation is restricted in both directions. When switching from the first state to the second state, the control apparatus executes engagement control to set a plurality of hydraulic friction engaging mechanisms in an engaging state. Control to set a predetermined hydraulic friction engaging mechanism in a half-engaging state and brake an output member can be executed in parallel to the engagement control.


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
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.


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2017-09-27

A stay (44) includes an annular member (46) in which an insertion hole (54) is formed and through which a left front fork (34) is inserted, fastened portions (48a, 48b) fastened by a bolt (68) and a hexagonal nut (70), a back surface support member (50) that supports a back surface of a reflector (40) which is an attachment part, and claw members (52a, 52b) that grip long sides (82a, 82b) of the reflector (40). A columnar projection (84) which is formed on the back surface of the reflector (40) is inserted into insertion grooves (60a, 60b) formed in the fastened portions (48a, 48b).


Patent
Honda Corporation | Date: 2017-09-20

It is provided a saddle-riding type vehicle including an automatic clutch mechanism configured to be activated by an actuator which enables a push start to be executed, so that even when a charged capacity of a battery is reduced, an engine can be started. A control unit (10) of a saddle-riding type vehicle (1) proceeds to a push start control mode when an engine stopped state detection portion (10c) detects a stopped state of an engine, a vehicle stopped state detection portion (10b) detects a stopped state of the saddle-riding type vehicle (1), and a gear selected state detection portion (10d) detects a state in which any one of gears of a transmission (TM) is selected. In the push start control mode, the control unit (10) applies a clutch (CL) to start the engine (6) when a vehicle speed detection portion (10a) detects a predetermined vehicle speed or faster, and a cutoff switch state detection portion (10e) detects a change in state of a cutoff switch (4b).

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