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Honda made an autonomous cooler and it’s amazing

Honda made an autonomous cooler and it’s amazing

There are plenty of very sensible reasons to go to the Tokyo Motor Show, but far more interesting are the oddball products from the weirder corners of Japanese engineers' imaginations. One such example is this, the Honda RoboCas Concept. Effectively an oversized cooler on wheels, complete with anime-esque eyes and autonomous driving, it's what Honda says could be the robot assistant of tomorrow.

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2018 Honda Accord first drive: No more bland

2018 Honda Accord first drive: No more bland

I know what you’re thinking: “It’s a Honda Accord. Skip to the mileage estimates and whether or not there’s room for a car seat in the back, and then we’re done here, Mr. Automotive Writer Guy.”

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Honda E2-DR robot prototype is designed for disaster scenarios

Honda E2-DR robot prototype is designed for disaster scenarios

Honda has showcased a prototype robot called E2-DR, and it is designed for disaster scenarios. There are certain requirements a disaster response robot must meet, dexterity being among them. Honda's new robot prototype demonstrates such abilities, performing actions like a climbing a ladder on video for everyone to see.

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2018 Honda Odyssey lands 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA

2018 Honda Odyssey lands 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA

Honda is taking some time to brag on its 2018 Odyssey minivan. The vehicle earned a 5-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA. The Odyssey earned the NHTSA Top Safety Pick+ designation when equipped with the available Honda Sensing and LED headlights. Honda Sensing is standard on Odyssey EX and higher trims, which account for 99% of sales according to Honda.

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Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda has pulled the wraps off a new electric vehicle concept that looks a lot like a Honda from days gone by. The concept car was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor Show and is built on a completely new platform. Honda says that the Urban EV Concept sets the direction for tech and design that will be used for a future battery electric Honda production vehicle.

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Acura’s ARX-05 prototype racer to tear up Daytona

Acura’s ARX-05 prototype racer to tear up Daytona

Acura has pulled the wraps off the awesome prototype racing car that it will use to take on the competition at the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race series, the debut of the racing car will happen at Daytona. The official unveiling of the sexy racer was at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion; and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn.

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2018 Honda Accord makes huge break with tradition

2018 Honda Accord makes huge break with tradition

As daring automakers go, you might not count Honda as high on the list of risk-takers, but that's certainly not the case with the new 2018 Accord. Honda revealed its brand new sedan over the weekend, and while you might have thought the equation for what makes an Accord an Accord was sewn up right now, turns out the Japanese firm has something new in mind. As well as the dramatic new design, there are some potentially controversial new directions Honda is taking the car.

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2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

While the SUV has long been taking over as the best-selling car type in the US, many buyers are still drawn to the mid-size four-door sedan. With this in mind, Honda has just unveiled its 10th-generation Accord, due to go on sale this fall as a 2018 model. This version features a new design with several elements borrowed from the new Civic, while it's a bit longer and wider than the outgoing model.

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2018 Honda Accord Prototype First Drive: All-new 2.0 Turbo packs a surprise

2018 Honda Accord Prototype First Drive: All-new 2.0 Turbo packs a surprise

That’s right folks, Honda’s turbocharging the all-new model year 2018 with a new 2.0-liter direct injection turbo-four. In a recent event held at Honda’s R&D facility in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, I got a taste not only of the new engine but also the similarly-fresh 10-speed automatic transmission the automaker has been working on. The fun didn’t stop there: wrapped up inside a Civic test mule was the Accord’s other engine option, a 1.5-liter turbo-four CVT, waiting for me to take it on a couple of laps at the proving grounds.

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Honda is the new torch bearer for the mass-market stickshift

Honda is the new torch bearer for the mass-market stickshift

The manual transmission may be falling from favor, but you can't blame Honda for that. The Japanese automaker might not be the first you think of when it comes to preserving the stick-shift option, but it's actually doing more than most, particularly in the mainstream mid-range where most rivals have thoroughly embraced automatics. For the 10th generation, 2018 Honda Accord, though, enthusiasts won't be disappointed.

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5 Things You Need To Know About The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

The original Honda Ridgeline's career arc looked much more like that of a sports car than a truck: after a strong start out of the gate in the mid-2000s, consumer interest in this unique not-quite-a-truck, not-quite-a-crossover trailed off until it was axed less than 10 years into its production run.

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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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