Earlier this year, Honda introduced its Smart Home, a home on the University of California Davis West Village campus that, among other things, produces more energy than it consumes. Interest in the Smart Home has been high, and due to that demand, Honda has announced that its Smart Home is now open source.
Honda has revealed a new version of ASIMO, its humanoid robot, now able to climb stairs smoothly and communicate using sign language. Shown off in New York this week, ASIMO may look the same as before to the casual glance, but Honda has in fact reworked both the upper and lower body, including adding extra degrees of freedom to the hands so that they can be used for more precise tasks.
We've already seen just about all there is to see about the 2015 Honda Fit. The car is all new for the 2015 model year and is an attractive, affordable, and fuel efficient vehicle. We have spent some hands on time behind the wheel of the 2015 Fit and came away liking the car even though the Honda Link system left something to be desired.
Subcompact cars needn’t be underwhelming or underspecified, at least that’s what Honda believes with the 2015 Fit. Making a small, affordable, and capable car is arguably tougher than a $65k+ luxury sedan: sticking to budget while still delivering that premium feel just about every driver now demands. There’s plenty riding on the new Fit, especially since it’ll also be the basis for Honda’s upcoming “urban SUV” later this year. SlashGear spent some time behind the wheel to see if it’s more than Fit for purpose, and whether the new Honda Link infotainment system really can bring the best of your iPhone to the dashboard.
Honda has announced a very impressive milestone for its US vehicle manufacturing operations. Honda has now built the 20 millionth car in the US. Honda has built the 20 million cars in four plants that it operates in the US and the build number is cumulative from all those locations.
Many automakers have been forced to make significant numbers of recalls over the last several years. The most recent is Honda and the company has announced that it is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans from the 2005-2010 model range. The recall has to do with a risk of fire according to the automaker.
Honda has outed a pair of alternative fuel Civic models for 2014, tapping hybrid and natural gas power to boost mileage to as much as 47mpg. The 2014 Civic Hybrid hits forecourts today, also debuting a number of aerodynamic tweaks, a new fuel pump and ignition coil, and higher-efficiency regenerative braking - which feeds power back into the batteries when the car is slowing - which help it hit a 44/47/45 mpg trio for city/highway/combined driving.
Honda has unveiled its all new 2015 Honda Fit compact car in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show. The official unveil came after Honda teased the car last month. The all-new 2015 Fit is more powerful and more fuel-efficient. Honda says that the car will launch this spring.
Honda is teasing one of its important new compact car models. The car is the 2015 Honda Fit and it will debut next month in Detroit. The car will make its official debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show on January 13 at 2:40 pm.
Each year the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA publishes a report that outlines the most and least fuel efficient automotive manufacturers on a fleet wide scale. The latest EPA report is in and it covers the 2012 model year range. The new report lists Honda as the most fuel efficient full-line automaker in the country.