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10 September 2014



Honda offers World Congress delegates autonomous vehicle ride

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Bobbie Kowalskie test rides the motorcycle simulator

Honda has a big presence at this year’s World Congress with a large display in the exhibition hall and live on-road demonstrations. One of the key exhibits is a prototype in-car system through which android and Apple smartphones can be connected to, displayed on and controlled by the car’s standard instrumentation.

Video demonstrations highlight a family of V2X communication technology that warns car drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists if they are on a collision course with each other.

Both the pedestrian and cyclist systems use an app to turn a smartphone into a DSRC transmitter and receiver while the motorcycle and car are fitted with dedicated on-board electronics.

Visitors can try a motorcycle simulator which is fitted with a connected vehicle system that warns the rider of approaching vehicles on a collision course and of problems ahead such as poor weather conditions, slow vehicles or road works.

Also highlighted is a Smooth Road Hazard system. This designed for situations where a vehicle has to make an unusual stop, for instance if there is wildlife in the road. Should that situation arise, an on-board camera will take and transmit a picture to following vehicles.

Across in the Atwater Street parking lot visitors can sign up for a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle that takes them on a circular route using the I-75, I-94 and I-375.

Booth: 1426

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