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New Acura NSX to debut at Detroit Auto Show

New Acura NSX to debut at Detroit Auto Show

Honda hasn’t allowed anyone to snap pictures of the coming rebirth of the legendary Acura NSX sports car. That new sports car is set to debut at the Detroit auto show next month. Honda has offered up a bit of detail on the car with all the specs and photos coming when the show kicks off in early January. This will be the first new NSX to hit the streets since the car was killed in 2005.

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Honda talks about the slick HEV hybrid prototype

Honda talks about the slick HEV hybrid prototype

Honda is showing off a very interesting new hybrid vehicle prototype called the HEV. The car is based on the North American version of the Honda Accord, but it's nothing like a boring Accord underneath. According the Honda the hybrid will have performance like a V8 offers and efficiency of a 4-cylinder. Honda isn't sure when the prototype might be turned into a real car at this time.

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Honda shows off motor compo electric scooter concept

Honda shows off motor compo electric scooter concept

When you live in some of the major cities around the world getting around is a hassle. In the more rural parts of the world, you just drive and don’t think much about it. In big cities like Tokyo or New York City, a car can be more a hindrance than anything. This is why many walk, use public transport or ride bikes. The downside to public transport is that you never know what sort of weird person will sit next to you. Biking to work can be too much work for some of the lazier out there.

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Honda, Toyota and BMW reveal green car plans

Honda, Toyota and BMW reveal green car plans

Green transportation is high on the agenda for Honda, Toyota and BMW, with all three companies announcing earth-friendly engine plans at the Toyko Motor Show this week. Toyota and BMW revealed an engine-sharing deal that will see BMW-made 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter diesel engines slotted into Toyota cars on sale in Europe from 2014, as well as joint research into future motor technologies. Meanwhile, Honda previewed its new "Earth Dreams Technology" range of engines, kicking off with a 1.6 liter diesel that it claims is the first step to it becoming top dog in fuel economy within three years time.

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Honda previews EV lineup for Tokyo Motor Show

Honda previews EV lineup for Tokyo Motor Show

Honda will be occupying the largest booth at next month's Tokyo Motor Show and it's got plenty of production and concept vehicles to fill up all that space. The company released a preview of its entire lineup today, which includes several automobiles and motorocycles as well as home power generation technology. Two electric vehicle concepts called the AC-X and the Small Sports EV stood out with very Tron-esque renderings.

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ASIMO goes autonomous: Honda robot divorces operator

ASIMO goes autonomous: Honda robot divorces operator

Honda's ASIMO robot has been given a new round of upgrades, slimming down and gaining the ability to autonomously monitor and interact with its environment, out of the control of a human operator. Advanced balancing - including quick reactions when ASIMO senses it's falling - together with an array of sensors that track physical objects and moving people, and predictive response algorithms that can independently decide on the next course of action all come together and shift the robot another step closer to integrating into a public environment.

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Honda recalls 2.5m cars over auto bearing bust-up

Honda recalls 2.5m cars over auto bearing bust-up

Honda has been forced to recall several of the models in its range, including the 2005-2010 Accord, across US, China and elsewhere after issues with the automatic transmission that could see the engine cut out unexpectedly. Although Honda says neither injuries nor deaths have been caused by the issue, it will nonetheless be forced to bring 2.49m vehicles in and reprogram the transmission control module so as to be more gentle with the gears.

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Honda U3-X auto-balancing unicycle gets video demo

Honda U3-X auto-balancing unicycle gets video demo

Honda's U3-X "personal mobility device" didn't really stand out among the Segway-inspired clones last year, but having seen the self-balancing unicycle at work I'm all of a sudden rattling my piggy-bank.  CrunchGear spent some time with the Honda prototypes, and the biggest surprise in their video is how easily the U3-X glides sideways instead of just forward/backward motion.

Video demo after the cut

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