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Honda Walking Assist Device begins clinical research study in Chicago

Honda Walking Assist Device begins clinical research study in Chicago

Honda has announced that its Walking Assist Device has begun a clinical research trial in the US. The trial is underway in Chicago at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. During the trial, physical therapists and other researchers will be performing a scientific assessment of the Honda Walking Assist Device or Stride Management Device.

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2014 Honda Civic Coupe and Si Coupe on display at 2013 SEMA show

2014 Honda Civic Coupe and Si Coupe on display at 2013 SEMA show

Honda has just unveiled the latest refresh of its Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe models at the 2013 Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Compared to last year's models, the new cars sport a slightly modified look as well as boosted performance that should give fans of the line something to pine for, or at least talk about, next year.

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Honda recalls Odyssey minivan over self-activating brakes

Honda recalls Odyssey minivan over self-activating brakes

In recent model years, many automotive manufacturers have begun including technology in their vehicles that help drivers avoid accidents. Some of that technology includes brake systems that can activate the vehicle brakes with no driver intervention to help avoid an accident. Honda has announced that it's recalling 344,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the US over a brake issue.

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Getting Cheeky with the Honda UNI-CUB – a seamless experience

Getting Cheeky with the Honda UNI-CUB – a seamless experience

The Segway failed to set the individual human transporter market alight, but that hasn't stopped other attempts to give your tired legs a rest, and we hopped onboard Honda's UNI-CUB to see how it held up. Revealed last year as the first example of Honda's omni-directional driving wheel technology, the UNI-CUB may look like a stool but it's one that you can pilot almost merely by thinking about it. We rode the electric balancing scooter at the Ericsson Innovation Forums in Tokyo to see what all the fuss was about.

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Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

If ever there was a good reason for Instagram and Vine, Acura teasing the latest NSX prototype doing wicked things around the track ahead of its showroom debut might be the very finest. The car company has already shown us the 2015 NSX sitting pretty at NAIAS 2013 back in January, but a pair of brief videos - which you can see after the cut - give a more aurally-pleasing glimpse of the supercar.

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2014 Honda Fit Hybrid scores highest MPG among Japanese hybrids

2014 Honda Fit Hybrid scores highest MPG among Japanese hybrids

Honda has announced that its 2014 Fit Hybrid has beat out all other hybrid models in Japan with a mileage rating of 36.4 km/L, which works out to about 85MPG in the United States. The small car, among other things, features three driving modes that are automatically engaged depending on the environment in which the car is being driven.

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GM and Honda fuel-cell team sees engines and infrastructure come 2020

GM and Honda fuel-cell team sees engines and infrastructure come 2020

GM and Honda will collaborate on fuel-cell car development, the two companies have confirmed, preparing hydrogen power systems, storage, and refueling infrastructure for a 2020 launch timeframe. The team effort will see GM and Honda work with third-parties on building out networks for hydrogen availability, with the goal being a broadly accessible three-minute refuel. Both companies already have fuel-cell powered cars on the roads, though in limited numbers.

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Honda Walking Assist Device goes into broad hospital trial

Honda Walking Assist Device goes into broad hospital trial

It's been a long while since we first saw Honda's exoskeleton-like Walking Assist Device - 2008, in fact - but the first 100 units are finally strolling into broader service in Japan. 100 of the 2.6kg gadgets, which strap onto the legs and hips so as to help the wearer walk more steadily and with a longer stride, have been deployed as part of a loan program across Japanese hospitals.

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2015 Honda NSX production plans reveal boutique super-hybrid ambitions

2015 Honda NSX production plans reveal boutique super-hybrid ambitions

Honda's reinvention of the NSX, due to return to roads in 2015, will see the hybrid sportscar produced in an equally high-tech $70m US facility, the car company has confirmed. The new Ohio plant - dubbed the Performance Manufacturing Center - will be a boutique arrangement, employing around 100 specifically-skilled experts and sited at the heart of Honda's R&D facility, as the car is finessed from the NSX Concept shown off in January to a highway-ready racer.

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Honda recalls 44,000 Honda Fit Sport vehicles to upgrade security systems

Honda recalls 44,000 Honda Fit Sport vehicles to upgrade security systems

Honda has issued a recall for 43,782 of its 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles all across the United States. The recalls has been issued so that the company can upgrade the vehicles' Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) software. The current software on the 2012-2013 Honda Fits may function improperly, allowing Honda Fits with certain tires to exceed the yaw rates allowed by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

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Honda recalls 204,500 vehicles over potential shifting problem

Honda recalls 204,500 vehicles over potential shifting problem

Honda has announced plans to recall 204,500 of its CR-V, Odyssey, and Acura RDX vehicles from 2012 and 2013 due to an issue with the braking system. When temperatures drop below freezing, a problem with one component could allow the driver to shift without pressing the brake first, something that hasn't caused any issues, instead being discovered in an internal investigation.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Some of the top automakers in Japan have been embroiled in the middle of major recalls having to do with the airbags in some of the vehicles they produced. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have all recently issued recalls due to an airbag fault that could lead to improperly inflating airbags in the event of an accident. All three automakers use components for airbags produced by a Japanese manufacturer called Takata Corp.

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