From January 7 to 10, 2020, Las Vegas will host the international consumer electronics show CES 2020. One of the key areas of the event is called autonomous driving technology, as well as renewable energy sources. Shortly before the exhibition, Honda shared details about interesting new products that it plans to present to the guests of the event.
CES participants will be able to see a demonstration of technological concepts at the Honda stand in the North Hall of the conference center. The following directions of the company's development will be presented there:
Augmented driving concept: It is assumed that the autonomous driving system can become flexible. So, the AI will be constantly in standby mode and will be able to intercept control of the car if necessary. There are also more than eight modes that allow you to adjust the level of driving control between fully autonomous and semi-autonomous mode. A new steering wheel will be presented at the stand. If you stroke the steering wheel twice, the car will start moving; pull-slow down; press-accelerate.
Future Honda Mobility VR Experience: According to Honda forecasts, fully self-driving cars with a virtual reality system will supplant all other modes of transport by 2035. The concept assumes safe movement both on cars and on foot.
“A smartphone is like a brain.” Together with the startup Drivemode, the automaker will demonstrate the integration of mobile technology in cars and motorcycles. These will be a voice and intuitive control systems that will allow you to use gadgets without direct contact with them. For this purpose, a specialized intelligent personal program Honda Personal Assistant was developed, which responds to the request “Ok, Honda” and performs various tasks through voice.
Energy management concept: Honda believes that people should have access to renewable energy sources. For this, a special Honda Mobile Power Pack battery was developed, which is a portable mobile station. You can use it for motorcycles and even at home as a source of electricity. As part of this concept, a prototype ESMO (Electric Smart Mobility) has been announced.
Clever crossroads: Using Honda technology, vehicles in the future will be able to communicate with each other, receiving information from smart traffic lights and coordinating the work of intelligent autonomous control systems. This will help the cars to see what is happening in another quarter, reducing or gaining speed depending on the traffic situation.
In addition, promising industrial developments will be presented. In collaboration with startups Monolith AI, Noonee, Skelex, and UVeye, Honda Xcelerator will offer technology to reduce the risk of injuries, as well as the ability to control the production process using AI.