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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