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Honda and Kyoto University partner for AI that works with humans

Honda and Kyoto University partner for AI that works with humans

Honda has teamed up with Japan's Kyoto University to help spur the development of artificial intelligence. This effort will see the two entities researching and developing such technologies, and doing so with particular goals in mind. Honda envisions a future were AI can collaborate with humans, being integrated into everyday life in a way that is beneficial and able to grow with humans. The company notes that humans would have the 'leading role' in this reality.

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Honda’s Clarity EV trio is complete: All-electric and Plug-in Hybrid debut

Honda’s Clarity EV trio is complete: All-electric and Plug-in Hybrid debut

Honda's Clarity trio is complete, with the new 2017 Clarity Electric and the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid joining the existing Clarity Fuel Cell car. Offering less extreme green options than the hydrogen powered car already on the market - albeit in limited areas of California - the two new Clarity variants balance zero-emission range with convenience. In short, if you're not quite ready for fuel cell life, Honda still has a Clarity it'd like to sell you.

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Honda Miimo robotic mower is like a Roomba for your lawn

Honda Miimo robotic mower is like a Roomba for your lawn

Honda has taken the wraps off Miimo, its first robotic lawn mower in the U.S. This contraption is sort of like a Roomba, but for your lawn rather than your carpet. Instead of spending time outside manually pushing around a mower, homeowners can set Miimo to cut the grass for them, leaving it to its task while going off to do something else. Miimo is able to mow a lawn on its own thanks to integrated sensors and other technology.

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2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan pack turbocharged 205HP

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan pack turbocharged 205HP

Want a Honda Civic Type R but driving on a budget? Honda thinks it has the answer with the new 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan, two fresh versions of the 10th generation Civic that promise more affordable performance. Set to arrive at dealerships next month, they'll take on Ford's Focus RS in the process.

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The internet’s best April Fools’ 2017 pranks and jokes

The internet’s best April Fools’ 2017 pranks and jokes

Today is the day the collective internet both hates and loves the most: April Fools' Day. It's a day that's plagued by fake headlines and announcements from websites (apart from the existing 'fake news' epidemic), along with humorous and creative joke products from companies and brands. We here at SlashGear won't be participating in the former, but have rounded up some of the best of the latter.

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Fuel Cell Safety: Why hydrogen cars like Honda’s Clarity are safe

Fuel Cell Safety: Why hydrogen cars like Honda’s Clarity are safe

"Will it explode?" isn't the question Honda dealers want to be answering about the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell, but hydrogen's tricky history means they'll probably hear it more than once. Fuel cell engines are faintly magical in science terms, taking hydrogen, converting it into electricity, and then emitting nothing but water as a waste product. Problem is, say "hydrogen" and many people hear "Hindenburg".

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell First Drive: Hydrogen Hero

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell First Drive: Hydrogen Hero

Strange new hydrogen fuel; same reassuring Honda experience. That's the equation the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is counting on for success, a four-door premium sedan straddling the cutting edge of propulsion and the familiarity behind the wheel that the automaker is known for. Not a science experiment, or an ecological hair-shirt, but simply guilt-free driving with nothing but pure water coming out of its hidden tailpipe.

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This is it: The 306hp 2017 Honda Civic Type R

This is it: The 306hp 2017 Honda Civic Type R

The long wait is over: Honda has finally taken the wraps off the new 2017 Civic Type R. Long-anticipated by hot hatch fans, and notable for being the first Type R-badged Honda to be offered officially in the US, the newest, hottest Civic doesn't stint on power or aggressive design. Indeed, it gets impressively close to Honda's previous Type R-teasing concepts.

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This is the cheaper, smaller fuel-cell GM and Honda see taking hydrogen mainstream

This is the cheaper, smaller fuel-cell GM and Honda see taking hydrogen mainstream

GM and Honda have revealed the hydrogen fuel-cell engine the two companies plan to put into mass production come 2020, set to find its way under the hood of vehicles from both brands. Running on hydrogen gas, and emitting only pure water as a waste product, the engine promises an alternative zero-emissions strategy to pure-electric, battery powered vehicles. That's not to say it'll have an easy ride, however.

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The 2018 Honda Odyssey is like CES on wheels

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is like CES on wheels

You don't need to be driven by Waymo's autonomous car to find a high-tech minivan, with Honda's 2018 Odyssey cranking up the gadgetry for the Detroit Auto Show this year. The new minivan not only promises more power and refinement, but the ability to peek into the back via the infotainment system, get online with a baked-in hotspot, and even clean up with an integrated vacuum cleaner. It's enough to make the school run seem like CES.

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Honda’s Riding Assist Motorcycle keeps itself upright without gyroscopes

Honda’s Riding Assist Motorcycle keeps itself upright without gyroscopes

While the NeuV system may have been the star of Honda's CES 2017 demonstrations, the car company also had another prototype on-hand that shouldn't be overlooked. Say hello to Honda's Riding Assist Motorcycle, a concept bike that keeps itself upright when its at rest. We've seen motorcycles capable of such a feat before, but there's one important difference in the Honda Riding Assist (which is currently its fitting - if not a little boring - name).

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Honda NeuV concept has an AI assistant with an “emotion engine”

Honda NeuV concept has an AI assistant with an “emotion engine”

Along with virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, artificial intelligence has become one of the biggest obsessions in the technology industry in recent years. Even car makers are getting into the game as well, offloading some of the control, and even some of the responsibility, to computer-driven agents. Honda's latest concept vehicle, the NeuV, is perhaps the embodiment of how far car makers are willing to go in mixing AI and cars. In addition to be a self-driving electric vehicle, the NeuV has a smart assistant that can "read" your emotions and even earn you money on the sides.

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