Sekisui House, Toshiba and Honda to Jointly Exhibit at SMART MOB

Sekisui House, Toshiba and Honda to Jointly Exhibit at SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013
during Tokyo Motor Show 
Tokyo, Sept 19, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Sekisui House, Ltd., Toshiba
Corporation and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. agreed to collaborate beyond the
boundaries of industries and jointly exhibit at the SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013,
an organizer-themed project to be held during the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013
(organizer: the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.) 
SMART MOBILITY CITY was first held in 2011, concurrently with the 42nd Tokyo
Motor Show, with an aim to present "next-generation automobiles and
surrounding social systems," which enable the automobiles to continue
fulfilling its role in a society with an increasing interest in the global
environment and resource issues. SMART MOBILITY CITY 2011 created opportunities
for a wide variety of companies, including those in the areas of housing,
communications and materials, to exhibit for the first time at the Tokyo Motor
Show. This will be the second time the event is held. 
Under the theme of "KURUMA NETWORKING - Vehicles connecting with
people's lives and society," SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013, which will
start from November 22, 2013 (open to the public from November 23, 2013), will
showcase various subjects that will enable visitors to understand and realize
the possibilities for automobiles to become an important part of social systems
and networks and to create new industries and markets. 
These three companies have already been collaborating beyond the boundaries of
their respective industries in the area of a "smart community," and
this will be the first time for the companies to jointly exhibit at any shows
or events. The exhibit will visualize the future forms of the
"next-generation automobiles and surrounding social systems" unique
to the three companies and propose the future of a smart community where people
can enjoy further convenient, safe and comfortable lives. 
Current initiatives taken by the three companies 
- Starting November 2013, Toshiba will provide its HEMS (home energy
management system) products for the HEMS lineup that Sekisui House offers for
new homes.
- In an effort to create various functions in homes which will help people
enjoy living over the course of their lifetime, Sekisui House and Honda are
jointly verifying the possibilities for home use of robotics technologies as
- Toshiba and Honda are participating in the demonstration testing of a smart
home system which is a part of the E-KIZUNA Project run by the city of Saitama,
Japan. The two companies are jointly conducting demonstration testing for the
purpose of achieving optimal energy consumption and supply at smart homes. 
About Honda 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading
manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of
motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine
satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing
facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products,
including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden
equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19
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