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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. to Introduce New Predictive Cruise Control System
Jan 23 15
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will introduce the new predictive cruise control system, the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, or i-ACC, capable of foreseeing and automatically reacting to other vehicles cutting-in to the equipped vehicle's lane. Based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda's Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other vehicles on the road. It then applies an algorithm to predict the likelihood of vehicles in neighbouring lanes cutting-in by evaluating relations between multiple vehicles, enabling the equipped vehicle to react quickly, safely and comfortably. i-ACC will make its debut this year on the new European CR-V, building upon the traditional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system. Traditional ACC systems keep a preselected longitudinal velocity, which is only reduced for maintaining a safe distance to a car in front. However, if a vehicle cuts-in from a neighboring lane, the traditional ACC system reacts later thus requiring stronger braking. The new i-ACC system is able to compute the likelihood of a cut-in up to five seconds before it occurs, and is therefore designed to react very smoothly so as not to startle the driver, who might not yet be aware of the imminent cut-in. In this case the system applies just a mild brake initially, with an icon appearing on the driver display, informing the driver why a slow-down occurs. It then proceeds to apply a stronger brake to adapt the velocity to keep a safe distance.
Honda to Launch New Pilot at Chicago Auto Show
Jan 22 15
Honda Motor Company is launching its new Pilot at next month's 2015 Chicago Auto Show. A teaser image released by the company shows a streamlined profile with sweeping lines, and it is claimed to have new technology, improved safety, fuel economy and enhanced versatility. The vehicle will be revealed on February 12.
Honda India Plans to Launch CR-V
Jan 22 15
Honda Motor Company is planning to launch its CR-V in India during 2015. The model is available on sale in the United Kingdom and other countries. In India the vehicle is available with a choice of 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that produces a maximum of 148bhp and peak torque of 350Nm, and will also retain its 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol trims.
Honda India Plans to Launch Jazz
Jan 22 15
Honda Motor Company is planning to launch its Jazz in India during 2015. The model is to be equipped with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC fuel efficient diesel engine generating 99bhp, and a petrol engine with CVT automatic transmission coupled with steering mounted paddle shifters. The vehicle is to compete with the Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Fiat Punto Evo and Hyundai Elite i20.
Honda Plans to Launch Accord with Plug-In Hybrid Tech Version
Jan 22 15
Honda Motor Company is planning to launch its Accord with a plug-in hybrid tech version in 2015 or early 2016. The vehicle will be available with a choice of a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine and 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The model is available on sale in the United States and other American countries.