Honda Acquires Drivemode, Developer of Smartphone Apps for Drivers

10/07/2019

October 7, 2019 — TOKYO, Japan – Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (Honda R&D), a research and development subsidiary of Honda, today announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of the California-based Drivemode, Inc., in order to further strengthen Honda’s new value creation in the areas of digital and connected mobility products. With the acquisition, on September 26, 2019, Drivemode became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honda R&D.

Drivemode is a startup that develops and operates smartphone-based connected services, excelling in multiple areas such as the development of the user interface and application as well as cloud-based technologies. Honda R&D and Drivemode have been collaborating and conducting joint development activities since 2015 through the Honda Xcelerator program*, an open innovation program Honda has been pursuing on a global basis* …

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The Honda dashboard now communicates with cell phones and tablets

01/18/2019 – By Motor1 (Alessandro Fiuzzi)

Per ora è solo un prototipo. Il sistema Dream Drive si evolve e mostra nuovi orizzonti
Pagare il parcheggio o il carburante, prenotare il ristorante o condividere la posizione con amici e famigliari… tutto attraverso il cruscotto dell’auto. Ci ha pensato Honda con il Dream Drive di seconda generazione presentato al CES 2019. Il sistema è basato sulla connettività con i dispositivi mobili, ovvero cellulari e tablet.

Le applicazioni dell’Honda Dream Drive
Le possibilità offerte dal Dream Drive sono tante. Ciò a cui si sta ancora lavorando è la …

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Honda Dream Drive In-Vehicle Experience Transforms the Way You Drive

01/17/2019 – By HelloTech

Honda is a global brand that consistently pushes the boundaries of what vehicles offer. Their new Dream Drive innovation, unveiled at CES 2019, is a whole new paradigm of in-vehicle experience, blurring the line between vehicle and computer, raising the bar for future automotive manufacturing. The driving force (pun intended) behind these innovations from Honda is convenience, enabling drivers and passengers to complete on-road tasks (such as making restaurant reservations or purchasing movie tickets) via touchscreen or utilizing voice commands. However, it also delivers a slew of cutting edge entertainment options and functionalities not currently available with any other car on the market …

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USAA working with Honda on safe driving feature

01/16/2019 – By San Antonio Express-News (Madison Iszler)

USAA is working with Honda and ConnectedTravel on an application designed to help people improve their driving skills and road safety.

The San Antonio financial-services company is developing a “driver coach” feature that will be integrated with the Japanese automaker’s Honda Dream Drive program. The mobile-based dashboard system lets people make restaurant reservations, order food, pay for gas and parking, and — for passengers — watch movies and “play mixed reality games,” Honda said in a written statement.

USAA’s Auto Innovation team is working on a rewards piece for the program. Drivers will be …

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Honda drivers are getting new perks—in exchange for their data

01/16/2019 – By Quartz (David Berkowitz)

It seems like no one in the advertising industry wants to be in the ad industry anymore. So why does Honda?

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, the automaker debuted an ad-supported loyalty program. For Honda drivers, this would mean downloading an app and earning points for certain activities, such as requesting Yelp to recommend good Indian restaurants nearby. As those points add up, they’ll be redeemable for tangible rewards, such as a free drink at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, extra popcorn with every movie ticket bought through Atom Films, or discounts on Chevron gas …

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Honda Dream Drive brings in-vehicle payments to drivers

01/16/2019 – By QR Code Press (Jesse Collins)

Honda’s in-dash system prototype uses mobile technology and voice control.
Honda Dream Drive is the first integrated driver and passenger in-vehicle infotainment, commerce, service and rewards dashboard in the automotive industry. The fully integrated car experience is a collaboration between Honda and Visa.

Drivers will be able to order a range of goods and services via the in-dash system.
The Honda Dream Drive system, an AI (artificial intelligence) based technology, was first shown as a concept during CES 2017, under a collaboration with ConnectedTravel. Since then, the Japanese auto manufacturer has reached agreements with major service and retail partners. Among these …

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Honda Dream Drive, Easy Shopping and Pay from In a Car

01/15/2019 – By Suara Pembaruan

[CALIFORNIA] Honda memperkenalkan teknologi Honda Dream Drive yakni purwarupa yang mengintegrasikan pengalaman berkendara dengan teknologi bergerak. Teknologi ini juga sempat dipamerkan pada ajang Consumer Electronics Show 2019 yang berlangsung di Las Vegas Convention Center, Amerika Serikat (AS), hingga 11 Januari 2019.

Teknologi Honda Dream Drive yang pertama kali dalam industri otomotif ini menghadirkan akses berbagai konten daring untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pengemudi dan juga penumpang.

“Honda telah bekerja sama dengan beberapa pemimpin industri yang mengerti bagaimana …

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Honda will platform of services to entertainment and pay for cars

01/15/2019 – By ABEM

Durante a CES 2019, a Honda demonstrou o protótipo de sua plataforma de serviços online de informação, diversão, lazer e compras para motorista e passageiros. Apresentada como conceito na CES 2017, o Honda Dream Drive evoluiu para oferecer aos ocupantes uma gama de serviços de entretenimento, minimizando o potencial de distração do motorista. Desenvolvida em colaboração com a Connected Travel, uma plataforma de veículos conectados e serviços de aplicativos, a Honda está demonstrando a plataforma no novo Honda Passport 2019. Ela permite que os motoristas paguem por bens e serviços como combustível, ingressos de cinema, estacionamento, realizem reservas em restaurantes, pedidos de refeição para entrega ou retirada, e até mesmo …

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Honda presents prototype platform for entertainment and payment services for cars

01/14/2019 – By IPNews

A Honda aproveitou a CES 2019, principal feira de tecnologia do mundo que aconteceu na última semana, em Las Vegas (Estados Unidos), para demonstrar o protótipo Honda Dream Drive, plataforma da indústria automotiva de serviços online de informação, diversão, lazer e compras para motorista e passageiros.

O que as montadoras estão apresentando na CES 2019?

Apresentada pela primeira vez como um conceito na CES 2017, o Honda Dream Drive evoluiu para oferecer aos ocupantes uma gama de serviços de entretenimento, minimizando o potencial de …

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Honda demos its ‘Dream Drive’ of the future

01/14/2019 – By Mashable (PC Mag video)

Autonomous cars may seem cool, but imagine being on a five-hour car ride with nothing to do while your car drives itself. BORING. Well, Honda is trying to fix that, and is thinking about things you and your passengers can do while your car takes you to your destination.

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Honda Presents In-Car Payments at CES

01/13/2019 – By CardLinX (Ming Lacey)

Honda is the latest carmaker to launch an in-car platform at CES. This year Honda offered demos of Honda Dream Drive in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport at CES from January 8-11, 2019. This latest iteration of Honda Dream Drive includes expanded in-vehicle payment collaboration with MasterCard and PayPal. CardLinx previously reported on MasterCard’s partnership with GM and their in-car payment system OnStar powered by IBM’s Watson. According to the PYMNTS Digital Drive Report in-car commerce is a $230 billion industry, whether through the dashboard or smartphone.

Honda Dream Drive is both voice-activated and touch-enabled, and for commerce options Honda …

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Do not collapse, do not collide “Walk side by side with people” Honda’s robot “PASSBOOT”

01/11/2019 – By IoT (Editorial)

米国ラスベガスで開催している世界最大級のエレクトロニクスショー「CES 2019」。本田技研工業は、昨年に続き、個性あふれるロボットたちを展示して注目を集めている。オープンイノベーションの提案にも続々と引き合いがある様子だ。

「Honda P.A.T.H. Bot」(パスボット)は、AI(人工知能)で周囲の状況を認識し、人混みの中でも障害物を避けながら移動できるロボット。縦長の繭(まゆ)のような形をした高さ約1メートル、質量21.5キログラムの筐体は前後に270度の画角をカバーする全天球カメラユニット、レーザーレーダー、地磁気センサーなどを備え、人が近づくとぶつからないように適切な距離をとる。避けきれずに人や物がぶつかってしまった場合もうまくバランスをとって倒れない …

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Honda Dream Drive System Connected to a Pile of Partners

01/11/2019 – By Hardware Upgrade (Editorial)

Il sistema di Smart Audio progettato da Noveto concentra i segnali audio in modo da farli pervenire con precisione verso le orecchie degli utenti, e solo in quella direzione. Prodotto con il supporto di Honda, questo sistema si addice a una moltitudine di utilizzi, in ufficio e a casa oltre che in auto.

La tecnologia di Noveto è in grado di rilevare e tracciare con precisione i movimenti, amplificando l’esperienza sonora personale. I motori proprietari di DSP rielaborano i segnali audio provenienti da una fonte, come può esserlo il sistema di infotainment dell’auto, e dei piccoli trasduttori focalizzano l’energia acustica verso le orecchie dell’utente. Il tutto serve a dare maggiore consapevolezza al conducente circa ciò che avviene intorno alla sua auto, per esempio trasmettendo la posizione …

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Honda Dream Drive System Connected to a Pile of Partners

01/11/2019 – By Drive (Leonid Popov)

2017 году на шоу потребительской электроники CES в Лас-Вегасе была показана концепция единой платформы Honda Dream Drive, объединяющей под общим управлением все мультимедийные функции машины. За минувшее время сырая идея оформилась в продукт, практически готовый к выходу на рынок, — Honda его и представила на шоу CES-2019. Готовый набор программ разделён на две части (Driver и Passenger), ориентированные, соответственно, на водителя и пассажиров.

Водителю предложен заказ покупок из машины, а также столиков в кафе, доставки …

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Honda Shows its Autonomous Work Vehicle and latest robots at CES

01/11/2019 – By Robotics and Automation News (Anna)

Honda is showcasing a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019, January 8-11, 2019, and featuring demonstrations of in-vehicle connected services in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport.

Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, will debut new collaborations with startups and major brand partners through its open innovation programs, Honda Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator.

The company is showing real-world testing scenarios of the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a …

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Honda’s John Moon on the Future of Connected Cars

01/11/2019 – By Cheddar (Tamara Warren)

Cheddar’s Tamara Warren caught up with John Moon, Manager of Honda’s Developer Studio, at CES in Las Vegas to discuss the company’s latest offerings.

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Honda’s New Infotainment System Will Let You Watch Movies

01/11/2019 – By CarBuzz (Jared Rosenholtz)

Modern car infotainment systems can do a lot more than just provide directions and make phone calls. Automakers are striving to introduce more connected features rivaling what is found in a smartphone. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Honda is showing off a new, prototype infotainment system called Honda Dream Drive, described as the first fully integrated passenger and driver infotainment system in a vehicle. Although the system remains a prototype, it is now being demoed at CES in the dashboard of a 2019 Passport.

The concept was first shown at CES 2017 and is designed to provide different services and …

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CES 2019: Honda Cars Can Be “Wallet” Online, How Sophisticated?

01/10/2019 – By Uzone (Bagja Pratama)

Uzone.id – Honda memperkenalkan teknologi Honda Dream Drive, sebuah prototype yang mengintegrasikan pengalaman berkendara dengan teknologi mobile, pada ajang CES 2019 yang berlangsung di Las Vegas Convention Center, 8-11 Januari 2019.

Teknologi yang pertama kali dihadirkan di industri otomotif ini menghadirkan akses berbagai konten online untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pengemudi dan juga penumpang.

Berbagai konten online yang dihadirkan untuk pengemudi di antaranya adalah fitur belanja dan pembayaran online dari dalam mobil …

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Honda’s Dream Drive lets you to spend a ton of money while driving

01/10/2019 – By Top Gear Phillippines (Sharleen Banzon)

The rise of mobile has been staggering these past few years. Websites, infotainment providers, convenience apps, and e-commerce platforms, must be optimized for mobile in order to thrive and survive, and because people expect to be able to access these online services and content on the go, carmakers like Honda have also been busy “delivering on customer expectations for the full integration of mobile services into the vehicle experience.”

So now we have this, the Honda Dream Drive, a “mobile-based dashboard” being showcased in prototype form at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas …

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This is the “car of the future” presented by Honda at CES 2019

01/10/2019 – By TN8 (Digital Trend)

Como si la conducción distraída no fuese suficiente problemática, Honda ha encontrado una manera para que la gente compre cosas directamente desde la pantalla táctil de sus vehículos. La característica es parte de un prototipo de sistema de infoentretenimiento llamado Honda Dream Drive, que debutó en CES 2019.

El fabricante nipón mostró este sistema por primera vez en la edición antepasada de la feria tecnológica de Las Vegas, pero desde entonces ha registrado una contundente evolución. En su actual formato, Dream Drive incluye características específicas para conductores y pasajeros …

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CES 2019: Honda Exhibits New Connectivity and Entertainment Technology

01/10/2019 – By Tempo.co (Wawan Priyanto)

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Honda memperkenalkan teknologi Honda Dream Drive, sebuah prototype yang mengintegrasikan pengalaman berkendara dengan teknologi mobile, pada ajang Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 yang berlangsung di Las Vegas Convention Center, 8-11 Januari 2019.

“Honda telah bekerja sama dengan beberapa pemimpin industri yang mengerti bagaimana caranya memberikan layanan terbaik di dalam kabin untuk konsumen kami. Kerjasama ini penting dilakukan untuk mengetahui apa yang paling dibutuhkan dan diinginkan oleh konsumen, sehingga kami dapat terus memberikan layanan yang terbaik,” kata John Moon, Managing Director & Strategic …

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Honda Showcases Driving Connectivity at CES 2019

01/10/2019 – By Suara (Ukirsari Manggalani)

Suara.com – Honda memperkenalkan teknologi Honda Dream Drive, sebuah prototipe yang mengintegrasikan pengalaman berkendara dengan teknologi mobile, pada ajang CES 2019, di Las Vegas Convention Center, Amerika Serikat, pekan ini (8 – 11 Januari 2019).

Teknologi yang pertama kali muncul dalam industri otomotif ini menghadirkan akses berbagai konten online untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pengemudi dan penumpang.

“Honda telah bekerjasama dengan beberapa pemimpin industri yang mengerti bagaimana caranya memberikan layanan terbaik dalam kabin untuk konsumen kami. Kerjasama ini penting …

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CES 2019: Honda lets you do your shopping from your car

01/10/2019 – By Sindo News (Wahyu Budi Santoso)

LAS VEGAS – Honda memperkenalkan teknologi Honda Dream Drive, sebuah prototype yang mengintegrasikan pengalaman berkendara dengan teknologi mobile, pada ajang CES 2019 yang berlangsung di Las Vegas Convention Center, 8-11 Januari 2019. Teknologi yang pertama kali dihadirkan di industri otomotif ini menghadirkan akses berbagai konten online untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pengemudi dan juga penumpang.

Berbagai konten online yang dihadirkan untuk pengemudi di antaranya adalah fitur belanja dan pembayaran online dari dalam mobil. Fitur ini dirancang dengan kerjasama berbagai partner …

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CES 2019: Honda lets you do your shopping from your car

01/10/2019 – By Presse Citron (Emmanuel Ghesquier)

Commander depuis le tableau de bord
Avec les années, notre tableau de bord est devenu de plus en plus chargé. Au début, ce sont des informations comme notre vitesse ou notre consommation qui ont fait leur apparition. Désormais, certains, n’hésitent plus à y installer une télévision. Mais avec Honda les choses sont en train de passer à l’étape suivante. Une technologie qui devrait encore réduire notre capacité d’attention.

L’entreprise vient de dévoiler au CES 2019 la nouvelle version de son système Honda Dream …

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Honda to leverage in-car payments for driver rewards program

01/10/2019 – By NFC World (Sarah Clark)

Honda — “Since 2016, Honda has worked with Visa to build and enhance the in-vehicle payment experience to make payments more convenient and secure. Now, Honda is expanding its in-vehicle payment collaboration to include Mastercard and PayPal… Honda Developer Studio is user testing a new points-based rewards program to benefit drivers and passengers for using Honda products and services. Drivers and passengers can earn rewards points for participating in a variety of activities including purchasing services, watching and listening to media, and playing games.”

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[CES 2019] Honda launches Honda Dream Drive app

01/10/2019 – By Journal Auto (Gredy Raffin)

Les rêves de 2017 se concrétiseront en 2019. Au CES de Las Vegas, Honda a introduit sur son stand l’application Honda Dream Drive qui avait été amenée dans le Nevada sous forme de concept, il y a deux ans. Le constructeur a fait savoir que ce service d’un nouveau genre dans son catalogue fera ses grands débuts avec le lancement du SUV Passeport qui arrivera dans les concessions américaines, en 2019, alors que des sources proches du dossier laissaient comprendre que dans un avenir un peu plus éloigné, Honda Dream Drive pourrait traverser l’Atlantique.

Pour comprendre l’intérêt de cette application, il faut tout d’abord préciser qu’il existe deux …

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Order take-out, shop online with Honda’s Dream Drive system

01/10/2019 – By Autoindustriya (Mikko Juangco)

In today’s state of technology and mobility, everyone gets most if not everything done on-the-go. Being in transit is no longer a reason to lag or fall behind. Honda saw an opportunity to bridge this gap and in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the all-new Dream Drive infotainment system.

In a collaboration with leading consumer brands and retailers, Honda Innovations created a totally new in-vehicle experience. Showing off its functions at this year’s show, Honda Dream Drive is the automotive industry’s first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services …

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Why Honda Developed an Autonomous ATV

01/10/2019 – By Wards Auto

Honda wants to hear from startups working on autonomous technology. But in this case it’s for an autonomous ATV, not for passenger cars. Mark Kohls, who heads up the program for Honda, explains why it’s developing autonomous ATVs, how they could be used, and why it’s a logical step for Honda …

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Future Honda infotainment will let drivers make purchases on the go

01/10/2019 – By The Car Connection (Sean Szymkowski)

San Antonio-based USAA and automaker Honda made a deal for the financial services giant to build computer software to incentivize safer driving and offer tips in real time.

Honda will bring more connectivity to drivers and passengers in the near future with its “Honda Dream Drive” infotainment system. The prototype system, revealed at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday, will let drivers make purchases on the go and open up entertainment to keep passengers occupied.

The system debuted as a concept at the 2017 CES, but Honda returned this year to show the …

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Honda taps USAA for real-time driver safety software

01/10/2019 – By San Antonio Business News (Kristen Mosbrucker)

San Antonio-based USAA and automaker Honda made a deal for the financial services giant to build computer software to incentivize safer driving and offer tips in real time.

Integrated into Honda’s dash information entertainment system, USAA’s software would warn drivers of potential issues such as a warning about a car’s speed while approaching a sharp turn. It is expected to be rolled out this summer as part of the Honda Dream Drive program. The system will also have a live driver coach who will issue safety scores to drivers after each trip.

USAA said its goal is to have fewer members involved in vehicle accidents, which would reduce …

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CES: Honda previews new infotainment system

01/10/2019 – By GoAuto (Justin Hilliard)

HONDA has taken to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to demonstrate a prototype of its forthcoming Dream Drive infotainment system, which will fully integrate mobile services into vehicles.

The Japanese brand claims Dream Drive is the automotive industry’s first system to combine driver and passenger infotainment with commerce, services and rewards within the vehicle environment.

First shown as a concept at CES 2017, Dream Drive has been upgraded with a wider range of functionality for drivers and passengers, thanks to Honda’s development collaboration with …

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Honda Dream Drive system will include auto insurer’s driver safety software

01/10/2019 – By Columbus Business First (Kristen Mosbrucker)

Honda has made a deal with USAA for the company to build software to incentivize safer driving and offer tips in real time.

Integrated into Honda’s dash information entertainment system, USAA’s software would warn drivers of potential issues such as a car’s speed while approaching a sharp turn. It will also have a live driver coach who will issue safety scores to drivers after each trip.

It is expected to be rolled out this summer as part of the Honda Dream Drive suite of mobile services. Honda unveiled the system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week …

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Honda Dream Drive at CES 2019

01/10/2019 – By Car Conversation (Samantha Glenson)

Honda will be demonstrating the automotive industries first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment known as Honda Dream Drive at CES 2019.

First showcased as a concept back at CES 2017, Honda Dream Drive has been further developed to offer drivers and passengers a variety of convenient services and entertainment options with a focus on minimizing driver distraction.

Developed in collaboration with connected vehicle platform and application services company …

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Honda’s Robot ATV Is a Workhorse We Hope Isn’t Planning to Destroy Humanity

01/10/2019 – By Automobile Magazine (Brett Berk)

At CES in Las Vegas this week, Honda demonstrated tested use cases for the autonomous work robot prototype it premiered at the previous iteration of the technology convention last January. The brand is openly seeking partners to further integrate this literal rolling tech bed into other sectors.

The droid, which resembles a wheeled ox that’s been put through a car crusher, is known by the mechanical moniker 3E-D18. Built on the rugged ATV chassis that the brand has been producing and honing for three decades, the robot features all-wheel drive, a GPS- and sensor-based semi-autonomous drivetrain, and the ability to attach and power swappable accessories through a …

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Honda develops new applications, games tailored to the movement of the car in the smartphone … CES 2019

01/09/2019 – By Response (Minoru Moriwaki)

ホンダ(Honda)の米国部門は1月8日、米国ラスベガスで開幕したCES 2019において、新たなコネクトテッドサービス、「ホンダ・ドリーム・ドライブ」(Honda Dream Drive)を初公開した。

ホンダ・ドリーム・ドライブは、ホンダ・デベロッパー・スタジオがパートナー企業とともに開発に取り組むドライバー向け、乗員向けのアプリケーションだ。ホンダ・デベロッパー・スタジオはホンダR&Dイノベーションズの傘下にあり、ホンダのエンジニアとアプリ開発者が協力し、車載用のアプリのより早い実用化を目指している。

ホンダ・ドリーム・ドライブは、ホンダが2年前のCES 2017で発表した「イン・ビークル・ペイメント …

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Honda Dream Drive will allow more content inside the cars

01/09/2019 – By Parentesis (Daniel Estrada)

Honda Innovations visita CES 2019 en Las Vegas para mostrar la nueva versión del concepto Honda Dream Drive, el cual se presentó hace dos años en la misma feria de tecnología y ahora ha evolucionado.

Honda Dream Drive para más entretenimiento en el coche
Hablamos del primer sistema de infoentretenimiento integrado para conductores y pasajeros de la industria automotriz.

La evolución de Honda Dream Drive ofrece a los conductores y pasajeros una amplia gama de …

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CES 2019: Honda, infotainment also connected to passengers, preview in Las Vegas

01/09/2019 – By Meteoweb (Mario Francesco Pugliese)

Quest’anno Honda ha presentato al CES di Las Vegas 2019 la demo dei servizi connessi “Honda Dream Drive”.
Il sistema sviluppato in collaborazione con Connected Travel, viene mostrato su un esemplare di Honda Passport, suv di medie dimensioni non presente sul nostro mercato, ed è previsto in due versioni: Driver e Passenger.

La prima, dedicata al guidatore, offre una serie di servizi e intrattenimenti che replicano le funzioni di un desktop casalingo o di uno smartphone come ad esempio prenotazione di un ristorante, acquisto biglietti di un evento o pagamento di carburante o parcheggio, il tutto direttamente dallo schermo …

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Honda Dream Drive: the infotainment for drivers and passengers at CES 2019

01/09/2019 – By HD Motori (Matteo Milani)

Honda Dream Drive è la novità proposta dal costruttore giapponese al CES 2019 di Las Vegas. Dopo averlo presentato sotto forma di concept nel 2017, il primo sistema integrato di intrattenimento e servizi passeggeri si evolve per offrire a guidatori e passeggeri una vasta gamma di servizi convenienti e opzioni di intrattenimento coinvolgenti, riducendo al minimo il potenziale rischio di distrazione del guidatore. Sviluppato in collaborazione con Connected Travel, una piattaforma di veicoli connessi, l’infotainment è abilitato sia alla voce che al tocco, e offre agli utenti un accesso comodo, sicuro e facile ai servizi.

I nuovi prototipi si dividono in due tipologie: Drive e Passenger. Il primo consente ai conducenti …

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Honda publishes Honda Dream Drive car multimedia platform

01/09/2019 – By EBC (Chen Dacheng)

HONDA 在美國的研發部門 Honda Developer Studio 於 8 日 (美國時間),在美國拉斯維加斯的 CES 2019 展上,向外界展示了新的聯網服務「Honda Dream Drive」。這套車用 APP 分為駕駛人用及乘客用兩個部分,是結合 Honda 當年在 CES 2017 所發表的兩項概念服務,並加以統合與進化而成。

「Honda Dream Drive」是 Honda Developer Studio 與夥伴企業所共同開發的一套,供駕駛人以及乘客使用的應用程式。Honda Developer Studio 隸屬於 Honda R&D Innovations 旗下,由 Honda 的工程師與 APP 開發者共同合作,目標要讓這套車用 APP 可以早日進入實用階段。

Honda Dream Drive 的主要架構來自於 2 年前在 CES 2017 所發表的「In-Vehicle Payment」及 …

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With Honda Dream Drive, you can buy directly from the touch screen

01/09/2019 – By Digital Trend (Juan Jose Castillo)

Como si la conducción distraída no fuese suficiente problemática, Honda ha encontrado una manera para que la gente compre cosas directamente desde la pantalla táctil de sus vehículos. La característica es parte de un prototipo de sistema de infoentretenimiento llamado Honda Dream Drive, que debutó en CES 2019.

El fabricante nipón mostró este sistema por primera vez en la edición antepasada de la feria tecnológica de Las Vegas, pero desde entonces ha registrado una contundente evolución. En su actual formato, Dream Drive incluye características específicas para conductores y pasajeros …

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Honda Dream Drive Will Offer Next Generation Services for Drivers and Passengers

01/09/2019 – By CARMANÍA (Luisdemen)

Cumpliendo con las expectativas de los clientes para la integración completa de los servicios móviles en la experiencia del vehículo, Honda presentará su prototipo Honda Dream Drive, el primer sistema de infoentretenimiento integrado para conductores y pasajeros de la industria automotriz.

Honda Dream Drive, que se presentó por primera vez como un concepto en el CES 2017, evolucionó para ofrecer a los conductores y pasajeros una amplia gama de servicios y atractivas opciones de entretenimiento, al tiempo que minimiza el potencial de distracción del conductor. Desarrollado en colaboración con Connected Travel, una compañía de servicios de aplicaciones …

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HONDA REVEALS IN-CAR COMMERCE PROTOTYPE AT CES

01/09/2019 – By Car Advice AU (James Wong)

Honda has taken its next step into the in-car commerce sphere with the reveal of the Honda Dream Drive prototype infotainment software, which the brand claims to be the “automotive industry’s first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment”.

After first being shown as a concept at CES 2017, the Honda Dream Drive system has been co-developed with ConnectedTravel, a company that specialises in connected vehicle platform and application services …

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Honda perkenalkan teknologi “Honda Dream Drive” di CES 2019

01/09/2019 – By Antara News Otomotif (Fathur Rochman)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Honda memperkenalkan teknologi Honda Dream Drive, sebuah prototype yang mengintegrasikan pengalaman berkendara dengan teknologi mobile, pada ajang CES 2019 yang berlangsung di Las Vegas Convention Center, 8-11 Januari 2019.

Teknologi yang pertama kali dihadirkan di industri otomotif ini menyuguhkan akses berbagai konten daring untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pengemudi dan juga penumpang.

“Honda telah bekerjasama dengan beberapa pemimpin industri yang mengerti bagaimana caranya memberikan layanan terbaik di dalam kabin untuk konsumen kami,” ucap Managing Director & …

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CES 2019: Honda Dream Drive, a multimedia system like that of aircraft

01/09/2019 – By AutoCosmos (Jorge Beher)

En el CES 2019, Honda se decantó por opciones menos futuristas que sus rivales, apostando por innovaciones que podrian llegar bastante pronto a la producción. Hablamos de su nuevo sistema de info-entretenimiento, Dream Drive, el cual se asemeja bastante a las funciones que hemos visto en otros sistema multimedia: aviones comerciales.

Estos sistemas vienen con juegos, musica, series y peliculas, asi como también en algunos casos, funciones de compra y telemetria de viaje. Esta misma experiencia integral, es la que quiere ofrecer Honda en algunos de sus modelos, con funciones más avanzadas …

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Honda Dream Drive can earn you Amazon gift cards for riding in your car

01/09/2019 – By Yahoo Finance (Daniel Howley)

CES 2019 is part car show, part tech extravaganza. And Honda (HMC) is leading the charge with a new prototype featuring commerce, rewards, infotainment, and other services accessible via your vehicle’s touchscreen display.

Dream Drive, which is in beta for Apple (AAPL) CarPlay-equipped Hondas, allows you to do everything from book a restaurant reservation and reserve a parking spot to order your favorite takeout on GrubHub (GRUB).

Better still, a secondary app for passengers allows you to collect points for basically just sitting in …

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Honda Dream Drive Offers Up a Plethora of In-Car Tools from Payment Solutions to Movie Rentals

01/09/2019 – By Top Speed (Michael Fira)

It’s been two years since Honda unveiled the innovative “Dream Drive” in-car entertainment system at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now, the Japanese manufacturer returns to the CES with a much-improved version of the “Dream Drive” system that incorporates a compelling array of features for both the driver and his passengers like the ability to make in-car purchases, hotel reservations, play games, or watch movies.

The first prototype of the “Dream Drive” in-car infotainment system that Honda brought to CES in 2017 was merely a preview of what the automaker has on its stand this time around. Back then …

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Honda’s Gamified In-Car Platform Rewards Members For Purchasing While They Ride

01/09/2019 – By PSFK (Sara Roncero-Menendez)

Honda is unveiling its latest round of tech-integrated features in its Dream Drive prototype, which gives both drivers and passengers the capability to consume more than ever while they ride. Unveiling the test car at CES 2019, the platform’s main focus is on enabling in-car purchases.

Using Visa, MasterCard or PayPal, the system allows for cardless purchases while on the go, which means no more distracted drivers rummaging for their wallet. Users can pay for gas, groceries, food delivery and movie tickets, among other items, thanks to partnerships with various companies. Purchases made through the car earns the rider points, though how those points work into the Honda reward program has not been disclosed.

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Honda Introduces Dream Drive Prototype

01/09/2019 – By PetroChoice

Honda introduced a prototype of its Dream Drive interface at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas.

First introduced as a concept at CES 2017, Dream Drive will aim to provide services and entertainment to both drivers and passengers while reducing driver distractions. According to reports, potential services will include the ability for drivers to pay for goods and services and share their location with friends. Passengers will be presented with mixed reality games and other media, as well as radio control and other similar features.

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Honda unveils in-vehicle experience with Visa, new retail, payment partners

01/09/2019 – By Mobile Payments Today

Honda has unveiled a fully integrated in-car experience, called Honda Dream Drive through a partnership with Visa, that allows drivers and passengers to use voice-control and mobile technology to buy gasoline, parking or order food and enjoy entertainment features integrated into the dashboard.

After unveiling the AI-based technology, under a collaboration with ConnectedTravel, as a concept at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Honda reached agreements with major service and retail partners that will let drivers order a range of goods and services through the in-dash system, including Atom Tickets, GrubHub, iHeartRadio, Phillips 66 and others.

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Honda integrates Lego, Grubhub, Mastercard in connected-car prototype

01/09/2019 – By Mobile Marketer (Robert Williams)

The latest demonstration of the Honda Dream Drive showcases how major brands are interested in working with carmakers to provide a wide range of services to customers as they travel. Until cars become fully autonomous, safety is a key requirement for any effective infotainment system, especially considering the perils of driving while distracted by a mobile device. That’s why voice-enabled services also are important for brands like Atom Tickets, Chevron and Grubhub, among others. Honda Innovations launched the developer studio in 2014 to work with software designers in creating services and experiences for drivers and passengers.

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CES – Honda claims firsts for Dream Drive prototype cockpit

01/09/2019 – By just-auto (Graeme Roberts)

Honda has showed off Dream Drive, a prototype of what is says is the auto industry’s “first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment”, at CES 2019.
It’s been to Vegas before. First shown as a concept at CES 2017, the system has evolved to offer a broad range of services and entertainment while minimising driver distraction. It was developed in collaboration with Connected Travel, a connected vehicle platform and application services company.

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Honda’s new connected car system will let retailers offer discounts to drivers and passengers

01/09/2019 – By Digiday (Ilyse Liffreing)

Honda is demoing a line of connected cars that will let drivers and passengers gather discounts from retailers as they drive around.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, the car company showed a prototype of its Honda Dream Drive program, a dashboard that rewards drivers and passengers for using the connected capabilities of the cars. The program will roll out as a beta this year.

With Honda Dream Drive for Drivers, drivers can earn points for using the connected dashboard to navigate to their next destination, pay for gas, order food or purchase things like movie tickets …

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Honda Dream Drive: In-car Shopping, Marketing, Gamification

01/08/2019 – By The Truth About Cars (Matt Posky)

Expanding on last year’s concept, Honda is reintroducing “Dream Drive” for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Previously a platform intended to provide passengers with augmented and virtual reality experiences, Double D now focuses primarily on in-car purchases. In fact, the service seems identical to General Motors’ Marketplace.

That’s right, Honda is entering the dark realm of in-car consumerism and twisted corporate partnerships.

The automaker is already working with Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal to build Dream Drive …

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Honda’s Dream Drive in-vehicle experience aims to gamify travel

01/08/2019 – By Techradar (Rob Clymo)

Honda has unveiled its new Dream Drive innovation, which aims to deliver a whole new in-vehicle experience, at CES 2019. The thinking behind it is all about offering convenience. It’ll allow drivers and passengers to exploit the vast array of goods and services that are available on the web, but from the safety and comfort of their cars.

There are two variations on the theme, with one being based around the driver (er, it’s called Driver), while the other is aimed firmly at other occupants inside the car (this one is dubbed Passenger).

Frank Lin from the Honda Developer Studio took us for a drive from the SLS hotel to the Mandalay …

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iHeart Redesigns Family App And Announces CES Deals

01/08/2019 – By Radio Ink

iHeartMedia announced several new consumer technology integrations for iHeartRadio during CES in Las Vegas. The integrations include the Honda Dream Drive Platform, the new Bixby from Samsung, Roku devices, and Google’s Android TV and Android Auto. Additionally, iHeartRadio launched its fully redesigned iHeartRadio Family app on Amazon Fire Tablet with iOS and Android coming soon.

iHeartRadio and iHeartMedia Networks Group President Darren Davis said 2018 was a momentous year for iHeartMedia, filled with acquisitions, partnerships, integrations, and the development of an unprecedented podcasting platform. “Thanks to our ever-expanding list of platforms …

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Inside Honda’s Voice-Controlled, Mixed Reality ‘Dream Drive’

01/08/2019 – By PC Mag (Rob Marvin)

LAS VEGAS—Honda is turning its vehicles into full-blown connected user interfaces, and its “Dream Drive” in-car concept experience at CES helps envision what we’ll do with those apps and built-in devices when the car is doing the driving for us.

Driving in a Honda Odyssey down the Las Vegas strip, the carmaker talked PCMag through a demo of its Apple Carplay-based app interfaces—one for drivers, and another for passengers.

John Moon, Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships at Honda Innovations, used a series of “OK, Honda” voice commands to navigate the hands-free driver interface, which is also accessible …

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Honda adds games, apps designed for the car

01/08/2019 – By Mashable (Sasha Lekach)

Honda wants to turn time spent in the car into an opportunity to shop, play, and get things done —even if you’re in the driver’s seat. Honda calls this in-car experience the “Dream Drive.”

In a Honda Odyssey minivan, John Moon, managing director of strategic partnerships at Honda Innovations, showed off the new concept platform in the car’s infotainment system for drivers and passengers.

First on the driver side is a custom-made Honda app for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moon said 2 million Honda cars already have the phone-connected infotainment systems in them. So …

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Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display

01/08/2019 – By Digital Trends (Stephen Edelstein)

As if distracted driving wasn’t enough of an issue, Honda has come up with a way for people to buy things directly from their dashboards. The feature is part of a prototype infotainment system called Honda Dream Drive that debuted at CES 2019.

Honda first showed off this system at CES 2017, but it has evolved since then. In its current form, Honda Dream Drive includes specific features for both drivers and passengers.

The driver side of the equation is all about in-car purchases. Similar to General Motors’ Marketplace system, drivers can purchase things like food and fuel from their dashboards, without …

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Honda Dream Drive lets you buy and consume all the things from your car

01/08/2019 – By CNET (Andrew Krok)

Distraction be damned, people want more and more features jammed into their infotainment systems. Honda, happy to deliver, came to CES 2019 with a vast in-car platform that covers just about everything you could want.

Honda Dream Drive is a prototype that is all about that content, baby. Split between driver and passenger, with each being privy to different features, the ecosystem has evolved significantly from its initial concept at CES 2017.

The driver’s experience with Dream Drive focuses largely on in-car purchases. It’s working with …

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CES 2019: Honda introduces Honda Dream Drive Infotainment System

01/08/2019 – By Cheers & Gears (Drew Dowdell)

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas NV, Honda is demonstrating a prototype of their new Honda Dream Drive infotainment system. The new system integrates both driver and passenger infotainment.

For the driver, Honda Dream Drive offers an expansion of Honda’s existing in-vehicle payment system. It allows drivers to pay for fuel, movie tickets, food pickup or delivery, and parking. Additionally, the system can make restaurant reservations and share the vehicle location with family and friends. Originally exclusively through Visa, the payment system now include Mastercard and …

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Honda’s Dream Drive Technology Aims To Be A One-Stop Shop For A Night On The Town

01/08/2019 – By Carscoops (Michael Gauthier)

Vehicles are becoming increasingly high-tech and Honda has embraced this trend by showing its Dream Drive technology at CES.

Billed as the “first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards” system, Dream Drive technology goes far beyond traditional infotainment features.

The Driver aspect of the system is similar to GM’s Marketplace app. It enables users to make restaurant reservations, order movie tickets and pay for services such as parking or fuel without ever leaving their vehicle. As part of this effort, Honda has teamed up with a number of different …

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Honda to show autonomous, robotics and energy management solutions

12/17/2018 – By automotiveIT

Honda is planning an extensive exhibit for next month’s CES, Las Vegas, to highlight its work in autonomous vehicles, robotics and connectivity and to attract future collaborators. Its Silicon Valley-based Honda Innovations division is to announce new tie-ups with start-ups and other partners.

The Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle [pictured], designed by Honda R&D Americas, will be shown in prototype form; based on Honda’s existing ATV (all-terrain vehicle) chassis, and developed from the 3E-D18 concept seen in Vegas last year, it has been fitted with GPS and sensors for autonomy in almost any environment, plus auxiliary power provision. It is conceived as a vehicle for application in sectors such as construction, agriculture, and search and rescue or emergency services …

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CES 2019: Honda Creates New Categories of Technology to Enhance Work, Offer Convenience, Reduce Carbon and Save Lives

12/13/2018 – By Electronics360

Honda will showcase a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management and connected concepts at CES 2019, January 8-11, that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer and more convenient world. The company will feature demonstrations of in-vehicle connected services in the new 2019 Honda Passport, and provide a first look at real-world testing of the off-road Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a new category of vehicle devised by Honda engineers. Honda encourages potential collaboration partners to visit its CES booth No. 7900 in North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, will debut new collaborations with …

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Honda To Showcase New Safety Tech And Innovative Wireless Charging System At CES

12/11/2018 – By Carscoops (Michael Gauthier)

Honda is returning to CES with an assortment of technologies that could eventually find their way into your next vehicle.

Kicking things off is Safe Swarm technology which draws inspiration from nature as large groups of fish and birds can travel together without hitting one another. The system relies on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology to communicate a car’s location and speed with surrounding vehicles. Honda says this information allows drivers and autonomous vehicles to “determine the safest course of action in merging with traffic or avoiding a road hazard.”

The technology isn’t just about improving safety as it also aims to keep traffic moving …

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CES 2019: Honda Creates New Categories of Technology to Enhance Work, Offer Convenience, Reduce Carbon and Save Lives

12/11/2018

TORRANCE, Calif. – Returning to CES with new technologies that aim to enhance people’s lives, Honda will showcase a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019, January 8-11, 2019, that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer, and more convenient world. The company will feature demonstrations of in-vehicle connected services in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, and provide a first look at real-world testing of the off-road Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a new category of vehicle dreamed up by Honda engineers.

Honda’s CES exhibit highlights the company’s technology prowess in a broad range of areas and offers a vision of collaboration with business and technology partners to create new categories …

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Honda Advances its Global Open Innovation Initiative with New VC Partners

12/05/2018

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, aims to foster early-stage startup ecosystems globally with four venture capital (VC) partnerships. These VC partnerships enhance Honda Xcelerator’s tools – direct co-development and partnerships with accelerators and incubators – to support innovators at all stages.
Since 2015, Honda Xcelerator has supported startups with funding for rapid prototyping, collaborative workspaces, mentorship opportunities, and access to all Honda products including test vehicles and robotics prototypes. With a broad focus, Honda Xcelerator looks beyond automobiles to create future mobility products and services that bring new value to the customer experience.

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SoundHound Inc. and Honda Partner on Development of a Voice-Enabled AI Assistant

10/24/2018

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – SoundHound Inc.®, the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, today announced a strategic partnership with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. to accelerate the development of voice-enabled AI assistant.
SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify voice and conversational AI platform has distinctive advantages including its proprietary Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, which deliver unprecedented speed, accuracy, and intelligence in voice recognition and understanding. To support natural interactions, Houndify understands complicated queries and context, such as the user’s location, previous queries, and compound criteria including exclusion.

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Overview of Honda Exhibit at CES ASIA 2018

05/30/2018

SHANGHAI, China, May 30, 2018 – Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, today announced that Honda will exhibit at CES Asia 2018, the consumer electronics and technology tradeshow to be held in Shanghai, China, June 13 through 15, 2018. Honda will introduce open innovation initiatives it is pursuing in order to create new value that will enhance the quality of people’s daily lives.
Honda will conduct participatory demonstrations at its booth of the Honda Walking Assist Device for which Honda is currently conducting demonstration testing in China with Neusoft Reach Automotive Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

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Honda “Xcelerates” Japan Startup Ecosystem

02/09/2018

Feb 9, 2018 – Honda Innovations is working with Honda operations globally to establish startup liaisons, provide protocols and best practices, and engage with startups and entrepreneurs who share Honda’s vision for transforming mobility. Honda Xcelerator’s global expansion continued with its Japan operations official launch on February 9th, 2018 at Honda Innovation Lab Tokyo.
The evening began with a welcome message from Honda R&D, Inc. Operating Officer and head of Honda R&D Center X, Tsutomu Wakitani. Wakitani gave an exclusive look inside Honda’s 3E robotics concept and issued a call-to-collaboration to startups in Japan and globally that specialize in the robotics space.

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Honda Xcelerator Startups Demonstrate Future Mobility Solutions at CES 2018

01/09/2018

Jan 9, 2018 – LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Six technology startups are partnering with Honda Xcelerator at CES 2018 to demonstrate technologies that have the potential to transform mobility, focusing on challenges posed by autonomous vehicles and advanced connected cars. Honda is featuring partnerships with BRAIQ, DeepMap, DynaOptics, EXO Technologies, Tactual Labs, and WayRay at Honda’s Global Innovator Showcase.
As part of Silicon Valley-based Honda Innovations, Honda Xcelerator serves as a catalyst to discover and experiment with new technologies and business concepts. Honda Xcelerator provides startups with funding for prototyping, access to a collaborative workspace, and support from Honda…

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Honda to Introduce 3E Robotics Concept at CES 2018

12/07/2017

Dec 7, 2017 – TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda will unveil its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at CES 2018, demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better. Expressing a variety of functions and designs, the advanced robotic concepts demonstrate Honda’s vision of a society where robotics and AI can assist people in many situations, such as disaster recovery, recreation and learning from human interaction to become more helpful and empathetic. The Honda press conference is scheduled for January 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. PST (LVCC, North Hall – 7923).
As part of the 3E Robotics Concept, Honda will reveal:

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Honda “Xcelerates” Startup Collaboration in Europe

12/07/2017

Dec 7, 2017 – Honda Innovations is working with Honda operations globally to establish startup liaisons, providing protocols and best practices identifying and engaging with startups and entrepreneurs who share Honda’s vision for transforming mobility.
The second of Honda Xcelerator’s global launch events took place on December 7th in Europe, formally kicking off Honda Innovations’ collaboration with Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH and HR&D Europe GmbH to proactively engage with the startup community throughout Europe. Honda Xcelerator Europe, known in Germany as Honda Innovation Team Europe, welcomed 80 venture investors, startups, and corporate innovators at local co-working space, Ahoy! Berlin…

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Honda “Xcelerates” Motor City Startup Scene

11/30/2017

Nov 30, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan – Honda Innovations is working with Honda operations globally to establish startup liaisons, providing protocols and best practices identifying and engaging with startups and entrepreneurs who share Honda’s vision for transforming mobility.
The first of Honda Xcelerator’s global launch events took place on November 30th at Honda R&D Americas in Detroit, Michigan. Co-organized by Honda Innovations and Honda R&D Americas Detroit, over 100 gathered at the Westin Atrium to hear about Honda’s expanded engagement in the local startup scene. Startups BRAIQ, Haas Alert, and Tome joined to celebrate the occasion. An hour of networking and startup demos kicked-off the evening including a special tour of the HRA-DT…

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Honda “Xcelerates” Startup Collaborations Globally to Drive Open Innovation

11/09/2017

Nov 9, 2017 – MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Committed to creating transformative products and services through open innovation, Honda Innovations is expanding its global open innovation program for early stage innovators to Detroit, Japan, China, and Europe.

Modeled on its successful Honda Xcelerator program in Mountain View, Calif., Honda Innovations will guide other Honda operations as they establish startup liaisons globally, providing protocols and best practices to identify and engage with startups and entrepreneurs who share Honda’s vision for transforming mobility.

Established in 2015, Honda Xcelerator supports selected startups with funding for rapid…

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Honda Silicon Valley Lab Takes on Global Role as New Company: Honda R&D Innovations, Inc. (Honda Innovations)

04/13/2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 13, 2017 – Honda Silicon Valley Lab, the global open innovation hub within Honda R&D Americas, Inc., will expand its areas of focus beyond vehicles and broaden its responsibility to develop partnerships as a new company, Honda R&D Innovations, Inc., to be known as “Honda Innovations.” The new company will seek transformative collaborations within all areas of Honda’s activities. Honda Innovations will remain located in Mountain View, CA, and will operate globally as it seeks to partner with innovators ranging from startup and global brands to design and development communities. Watch a video introduction at http://honda.us/HondaInnovations.
Nick Sugimoto, who has served as the senior program director of Honda Silicon Valley Lab, has…

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ASIMO Humanoid Robot Inspires Students to Become Tech Innovator

04/12/2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 12, 2017 – As Honda’s ASIMO robot emerged waving from behind a sliding door, an audible gasp of surprise and excitement arose from the packed room of middle school students who had gathered at Honda Silicon Valley Lab for a special demonstration. While Honda’s long-term plans for ASIMO are focused on helping humans with daily tasks, in the near-term Honda is hoping that ASIMO can inspire young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively referred to as STEM. Watch the video of ASIMO’s visit to Silicon Valley.
During the visit to Honda in Silicon Valley, Honda engineers shared with students their personal…

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Honda Enters Partnership with DRIVE, New Smart Mobility Innovation Center in Tel Aviv

02/15/2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA/TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – To expand its in-market support of Israeli startups and entrepreneurs, Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. announced a partnership with DRIVE, the new smart mobility innovation center that today opened in Tel Aviv, Israel. A first-of-its-kind hub founded by Mayer Group, DRIVE will foster enhanced collaboration between Honda R&D and Israeli transportation innovators.

With a booming tech sector in Israel, the DRIVE center is focused on supporting startups and entrepreneurs of all stages, with a startup accelerator, advanced prototyping labs, meeting…

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Honda Introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017

01/05/2017

Honda unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept today at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, connecting the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future and improve customers’ quality of life. Featuring a number of prototype and concept technology demonstrations at CES, the Honda concept envisions a future where vehicles will communicate with each other and infrastructure to mitigate traffic congestion and eliminate traffic fatalities, while increasing the productivity of road users and delivering new types of in-vehicle entertainment experiences. Vehicles will create new value by autonomously providing services when not in use by their owners…

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Honda Demonstrates Collaborative Technology at CES 2017

01/05/2017

Continuing its pursuit of open innovation and collaboration, Honda is showcasing projects with startup companies LEIA and VocalZoom at CES 2017. In collaboration with the Honda Xcelerator, these two innovators’ technologies aim to revolutionize the in-cabin experience.

Together, Honda Xcelerator and LEIA have developed a new 3D driver display demonstration that leverages nanotechnology to provide seamless transitions between different viewing angles for warnings and driver-assistive systems. VocalZoom has been working with Honda Xcelerator to apply its optical microphone technology to improve voice interaction inside the vehicle.

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2017 CES – Honda Press Event

01/05/2017

Remarks by Frank Paluch, President, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. and Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, President and CEO, Honda R&D Co Ltd.

FRANK PALUCH
Hello everyone.

Happy New Year and welcome to the Honda display at CES. Cooperation is at the heart of CES. It’s why we’re excited to be starting the year off among the world’s top tech influencers, who come together here in Vegas to share ideas, find new ways to collaborate, and, in turn, change the world…

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Honda and Visa Demonstrate In-vehicle Payments with Gilbarco and IPS Group at 2017 CES

01/05/2017

Honda announced today that it will conduct the first proof-of-concept demonstration of in-vehicle payments with infrastructure parking and fueling partners at 2017 CES in Las Vegas as part of its ongoing partnership with Visa Inc. The demonstrations will be done with fuel pumps from Gilbarco Veeder-Root and smart parking meters from IPS Group, Inc. Show attendees can experience the demonstrations at the Honda booth (LVCC, North Hall – 7312) during CES, January 5-8, 2017.
Developed by the Honda Developer Studio, the fuel and parking proof-of-concepts offer a quick …

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Honda Teams With DreamWorks Animation to Create Virtual Reality “Honda Dream Drive” Experience

01/04/2017

Honda announced today that it has collaborated with DreamWorks Animation to demonstrate a new augmented and virtual reality content and solutions test bed for the in-vehicle experience. Honda will demonstrate a proof of concept version of its Honda Dream Drive in-car virtual reality prototype featuring DreamWorks Animation content at CES, January 5-8, 2017. CES attendees are invited to experience Dream Drive at the Honda booth (LVCC, North Hall – 7312) during show hours.
The Honda and DreamWorks alliance will focus on creating a software development kit that fuses live telematics data to feed in-vehicle entertainment, education and information applications that …

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Honda and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo Enter Discussions on Technical Collaboration of Fully Self-driving Automobile Technology

12/21/2016

Dec 21, 2016 – TOKYO, Japan – Honda R&D Co., Ltd., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced today that it is entering into formal discussions with Waymo, an independent company of Alphabet Inc., to integrate its self-driving technology with Honda vehicles. This technical collaboration between Honda researchers and Waymo’s self-driving technology team would allow both companies to learn about the integration of Waymo’s fully self-driving sensors, software and computing platform into Honda vehicles.
As part of the discussion on technical collaboration, Honda could initially provide Waymo…

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Honda to Showcase “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

12/06/2016

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 – Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda today announced that “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” will be the theme for its participation at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Honda will kick off its CES presence with an 11:00 am PST press conference on January 5, 2017 (LVCC, North Hall – 7312). CES runs from January 5-8, 2017.
Honda will feature interactive and immersive experiences designed to showcase a future technology path toward a redefined mobility experience.

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Leader of Honda Silicon Valley Lab Featured in “Who Makes a Honda” Video

08/31/2016

Even though Naoki “Nick” Sugimoto studied automotive engineering at the University of Tokyo, he never planned to work in the automotive industry. Now, Sugimoto, who joined Honda in 2005, serves as a liaison between the technology and automotive industries and is the newest Honda associate featured in the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series.
Sugimoto leads Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL), overseeing Honda’s advanced information technology R&D in Silicon Valley, as well as its strategic partnerships globally as the Senior Program Director of HSVL.

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Honda UNI-CUB Participating in Hackathon at Shape: An AT&T Tech Expo

07/11/2016

The UNI-CUB (world.honda.com/UNI-CUB), Honda’s unique self-balancing personal mobility device, will be featured at the upcoming Shape: An AT&T Tech Expo in San Francisco. Highlighting the UNI-CUB’s appearance will be its participation in the Honda Developer Studio (https://developer.hondasvl.com/) Hackathon July 15-16 at AT&T Park.
During the Hackathon, software developers from across the globe will compete to develop unique software enabling UNI-CUB to be operated remotely beyond its current scope of operation. Developers will have 24 hours to conceive their new ideas for UNI-CUB, with the top 20 teams …

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ベンチャーに急接近する自動車業界 ホンダが目をつけた日本人ハーバードコンビ

05/31/2016, Source: WEDGE REPORT – 川端由美

米国における自動車の聖地といえば誰もがデトロイトを思い浮かべる。しかし、コネクテッドカー(つながるクルマ)や自動運転の開発が急務となり、IT産業との協業も必要になってきていることから、世界中の自動車メーカーがシリコンバレーに拠点を構えるようになっている。早くからシリコンバレーに進出していたホンダはこれまで何をしてきたのか。HSVL(ホンダ・シリコンバレー・ラボ)を取材した。

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Launch Festival 2016 Partner Presentation: Dennis Clark, Honda Xcelerator

04/06/2016

Launch Festival 2016 Partner Presentation: Dennis Clark, Honda Xcelerator

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Honda Taps MassChallenge and Boston Tech Community

03/08/2016

Seeking opportunities to collaborate with New England’s top tech innovators and entrepreneurs to quickly bring emerging mobility technologies to market, Honda has formed a new partnership with MassChallenge, the region’s most influential tech accelerator. At an event with MassChallenge Tuesday, Honda will invite Boston’s tech talent to forge relationships with Honda Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator, two open innovation initiatives it established over the past 18-months in Silicon Valley, Calif. Honda will visit Boston on a regular basis to hold office hours and meet with local startups and entrepreneurs at MassChallenge.

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Honda, Visa, and ParkWhiz Showcase Apps that Let Cars ‘Pick up the Tab’

02/22/2016

BARCELONA, Spain & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced it was making the Visa Token Service available to auto manufacturers, helping to pave the way for easy and secure car-based commerce. To further advance car-based commerce, Visa is also offering a range of related digital payment solutions, including new standards for Bluetooth (BLE) and QR codes that could help expand enablement of mobile payments for both merchants and consumers in any environment. As payments shift from plastic to digital, technologies built with Visa Token Service, provide an ecosystem of payment partners – from …

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OurCrowd 2016 Global Investor Summit – Future of Mobility

02/16/2016

What does the future car look like to you? What did you imagine the future would look like 20 years ago?
Autonomous driving. 360-degree vision. Accident-free roads.
What are the implications of the future of mobility?

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Honda Opens Door to Israeli Tech Community

01/21/2016

Silicon Valley/Jerusalem, January 21, 2016 – Seeking new opportunities for collaboration, Honda will formally engage the Israeli tech community for the first time in a plenary address at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, to be held January 25th in Jerusalem. Drawn in by mobility start-ups pursuing vehicle intelligence technologies, apps and software, along with several notable exits, Honda executives and engineers from Japan and North America will descend on the two-day summit. Honda has engaged OurCrowd, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, to access its portfolio companies and facilitate introductions to notable innovators and entrepreneurs.

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Californivation: How OEMs are Tapping into West Coast Technology – Connected Car Expo 2015

11/29/2015

The connected car continues its rapid evolution with technology innovation constantly streaming out of Silicon Valley. How can OEMs extract new ideas from the world’s technology pressure-cooker without compromising automotive safety or quality? What is the secret to a successful relationship between idea-generating startups and production-minded OEMs? In this interview-style session, we sit down with C-level OEM executives to see how they are working with a “fail fast” and agile California culture to experiment in different technologies — even those outside of transportation/mobility — in order to stay ahead in the technology arms race.

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Honda Opens New Silicon Valley Facility to Advance Connected Mobility

07/23/2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif, U.S.A., July 23, 2015 – Honda today marked the opening of its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda’s first application of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Honda also announced a new open innovation R&D initiative, Honda Xcelerator, which will provide resources to breakthrough technology innovators to help rapidly develop prototypes with the potential to transform the automotive experience.

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Honda Rolls out the Red Carpet for Developers, Launches Honda Developer Studio in Silicon Valley to Grow App Ecosystem

11/18/2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Nov 18, 2014 – As part of its ongoing effort to elevate the connected car experience, Honda has unveiled Honda Developer Studio, an online portal and open innovation workspace in Silicon Valley. The portal and garage will enable developers to work directly with Honda engineers to create apps that are road-ready more quickly. The announcement comes on the heels of Google’s debut release of the Android Auto software developer kit (SDK), which allows Android developers to easily extend their apps to the in-vehicle environment.

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Why Honda is venturing into Oculus’ virtual world

10/23/2014

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Honda Vehicles to Seamlessly Integrate Android Smartphone Features with Android Auto

06/25/2014

  • A Honda demonstration vehicle is on display June 25-26 at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference in San Francisco, CA
  • Honda vehicles featuring Android Auto will debut in 2015; models and trims will be announced at a later date
  • Android Auto provides a seamless connection between compatible Android-powered smartphones and Honda’s advanced, in-car connectivity systems

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New roads ahead for Android and the Open Automotive Alliance

01/06/2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.; INGOLSTADT, Germany; DETROIT, Mich.; TOKYO, Japan; SEOUL, South Korea., January 6, 2014 – Extending the success of the Android ecosystem, which has seen over one billion devices activated to date, a coalition of auto and technology companies announced today a new industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to a device that’s always been mobile: the car.

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Honda Evolves In-Car Connectivity with New Display Audio Touch-Screen Interface and Next Generation HondaLink™ Technology

12/03/2013

  • Advanced connected-car technology debuts in 2014 Honda Civic, followed by 2015 Fit
  • Display Audio touchscreen brings smartphone-like functionality inside the vehicle
  • Next gen HondaLink™ makes integrated navigation more affordable and intuitive with smartphone-powered navigation app
  • 2014 Civic with Display Audio first Honda model with factory installed Siri™ Eyes Free mode from Apple

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Select Honda and Acura Vehicles Now Offering Siri Eyes Free Integration

11/26/2013

  • Siri™ Eyes Free now available as a dealer installed accessory
  • Additional Siri functionality for Honda vehicles to be announced December 3 via Google Hangout

Honda today announced that select Honda and Acura models including the 2013 -2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX now offer Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode as a dealer installed accessory.

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Honda Silicon Valley Lab launches HSVL Vehicle API for Evernote Devcup

05/31/2013

Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) has launched the HSVL Vehicle API to allow app developers participating in the Evernote Devcup 2013 to access vehicle data from HSVL test vehicles. With the launch of this API, Evernote developers can incorporate selected Honda vehicle data to build apps that make the car user experience more efficient, enjoyable and memorable.

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Honda Silicon Valley Lab and Evernote Establish New ‘Honda Innovation Award’ for App Developers

03/10/2013

Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) and Evernote today announced plans to jointly create a new “Honda Innovation Award” category for the 2013 Evernote Devcup competition. This partnership will nurture and award the development of Evernote-integrated apps that make personal mobility more enjoyable and memorable.

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Honda and Acura to Offer Convenience of Apple’s Siri™ Eyes Free on Select 2013 Vehicles

01/30/2013

American Honda today announced it will integrate support for Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking, into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option. Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone1 running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device’s screen from lighting up.

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