Published on October 14th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
3 Honda Concepts To Look Forward to at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
The Honda NeuV is an EV commuter concept model equipped with Honda’s AI technology, “Honda Automated Network Assistant,” with self-driving capabilities. It determines the driver’s stress level from facial expressions and voice tones to support safe driving, and by learning the driver’s lifestyle and preferences, provides suggestions to the driver according to the situation, realizing natural communication between driver and mobility. The NeuV also explores the possibilities of mobility through autonomous driving technology and AI, such as autonomous car-sharing use, with permission from its owner, when it is not being used.
Urban EV Concept
Heading towards the mass production of EV models, what should technology and design look like? To this, Honda’s answer is the Honda Urban EV Concept. Built upon a newly developed EV-only platform, the Honda Urban EV Concept is a compact car, ideal for urban driving. The exterior expresses Honda’s small car DNA, the “joy of lively driving” and “friendliness that inspires attachment” simply and iconically.
The front and rear are equipped with displays that show messages and greetings to onlookers. The living room-like interior is modern and comfortable, equipped with a large display and “Honda Automated Network Assistant” based on Honda’s AI technology. Learning the driver’s lifestyle and tastes, the Honda Urban EV Concept provides the driver with timely suggestions, realizing a natural communication between driver and car. A small car that is closer to people, closer to life: this is Honda’s vision of the new relationship between people and cars.
Sports EV Concept
The times may change, but Honda’s love of sports is, and will always be its identity. As we head towards the era of electrified cars, the Honda Sports EV Concept proposes a one-ness between driver and car, never experienced before. Built upon an EV-specific platform, this concept model is equipped with a highly responsive electric power unit in a easy to handle compact body. Powerful, smooth acceleration are coupled with a serene quietness thanks to its electric motor, and a low center of gravity realize exciting maneuverability, beckoning the driver and car as one into a completely new experience. With “Honda Automated Network Assistant” using Honda’s AI technology, the Honda Sports EV Concept aims to create communication that unites the driver and car. Aiming for the next generation of sports car design, the low and wide design takes its sports car looks a step further: the unforgettable styling, a friendly front fascia that naturally blends in with any lifestyle, and rich and supple surfaces bring happiness and a even a fondness in ownership.