Honda took the occasion of the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit to show off some of the company’s latest accomplishments in the field of intelligent transportation. The technologies on display are part of Honda’s goal of a "collision-free society" and "safety for everyone" through assisted driving systems that protect not only the car’s occupants, but pedestrians, cyclists, and others on the road.
According to Honda, the ITS World Congress marks the first demonstration in the United States of Honda’s automated driving technology and the company’s "V2X" technologies, such as Vehicle-to-Pedestrian/Bicycle (V2P/B) and Vehicle-to-Motorcycle (V2M).
The new technologies demonstrated include:
- Automated Highway Driving: Using a prescribed 8-mi (12.8-km) loop of motorway in downtown Detroit, visitors to the show experienced Honda’s automated vehicle driving systems, including automatic steering and braking, automated freeway entry, exit, lane change, and others.
"The creation and deployment of advanced, intelligent transportation systems represent the new frontier in the effort to one day eliminate traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities," said Frank Paluch, president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "We will demonstrate our vision for realizing Honda's dream of a collision-free society by showcasing our continued technological innovations in active safety, connected and automated vehicle technology."