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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Honda and Autonomous Driving

Does seem there has been relatively little word from Honda in this area.  This article provides considerable detail. In particular regarding levels of autonomy.   In the Verge.

Honda reveals its plans for autonomous vehicles
Level 4 automation targeted for 2025
by Sam Byford  @345triangle

Honda has been one of the more cautious automakers when it comes to self-driving cars, and a recent study put the company at 15th out of 18 in terms of overall advancement. At a media event this week, however, Honda shared more about its plans and set a target of 2025 for introducing vehicles with Level 4 autonomous driving capability.

Honda has already said that it intends to have vehicles capable of Level 3 freeway driving on the market by 2020, and is reiterating that goal today. Level 3, as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers, refers to highly automated driving where the driver still needs to be able to take over the vehicle upon request. Level 4 automation means that the car is capable of handing most driving situations itself, whereas Level 5 is largely theoretical and covers complete automation in any condition. .... " 

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