Briefs & Reports
Issue Briefs
Honda Safety Issue Brief
2/3/2014 7:01:00

Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies and vehicle designs that enhance the safety of Honda customers and other road users, including motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test laboratories and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. This commitment to safety is founded in Honda's goal to be a company that society wants to exist, and it complements the company's leadership in reducing vehicle emissions, improving fuel efficiency and advancing alternatives to gasoline.
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Value To America
11/30/2012 8:37:00 PM

Honda has deep roots in America and a long history of contributing to the U.S. economy through U.S. manufacturing, sales, R&D and finance, with cumulative capital investment of more than $21 billion, since the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., as Honda's first overseas subsidiary in 1959. The company also makes positive contributions to society and quality of life through its pioneering efforts to improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and enhance vehicle and pedestrian safety, while providing a consistently high level of product quality and value to its customers.
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Green Factory / Green Building
11/30/2012 8:15:00 PM

In addition to its ongoing efforts to improve the environmental performance of its automobile, motorcycle and power equipment products, Honda is working to reduce the environmental impact of its factories and other work facilities through its "Green Factories" and "Green Buildings" initiatives. This includes increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing recycling activities. Through its "Green Purchasing" program, Honda also encourages and supports activities by its more than 600 North American OEM parts suppliers to adopt green factory programs.
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Honda R&D Americas Creating New Value In The U.S.
11/30/2012 7:29:00 PM

Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) is responsible for creating advanced products and technologies that provide new value to Honda and Acura customers. HRA has the capability of "complete product creation" – developing all-new products, starting from market and technology research and design-styling through engineering design, prototype fabrication and testing, local parts procurement, and support for mass production preparation. With major facilities in California, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida, HRA is engaged in the development and testing of Honda and Acura automobiles, and Honda power sports and power equipment products, and is also taking a leading role in the advancement of leading-edge safety and environmental technologies.
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Environmental Technology
11/30/2012 6:43:00 PM

Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is working to help advance technologies that can help address society's environmental and energy concerns. Honda is taking a comprehensive 'portfolio' approach that involves both advanced powertrain and energy technologies for the near and longer term. Honda's portfolio encompasses more fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicles, including the expanded deployment of affordable hybrids and the development of viable alternatives to petroleum, including natural gas, battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles, as well as advanced energy production and distribution technologies such as solar cells, co-generation systems, and more efficient means of producing renewable biofuels.
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Advanced Manufacturing Flexibility In North America
5/17/2012 3:20:00 PM

Honda is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing automobiles in North America, marked by the start of Accord production at the Marysville, Ohio auto plant on November 1, 1982. Going back to the start of motorcycle production in the U.S. in 1979, Honda has steadily grown the scope of its advanced, efficient and flexible and efficient manufacturing capacity in North American. Today, the company is making significant new investments to grow and advance its manufacturing capabilities in the region, including the establishment of the eighth North America auto plant, in Celaya, Mexico, the expansion of production in Alabama and Indiana, and the addition of new capabilities at its Ohio automobile, engine and transmission manufacturing facilities.
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Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicle Technology
5/17/2012 6:01:00

Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children", Honda has worked for more than thirty years at reducing the environmental impact of the automobile, including industry-leading efforts to advance the hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) – a technology that Honda believes holds the ultimate promise for a clean and sustainable transportation future. As always, Honda has sought to apply its latest technology in real-world settings and to exceed customers' expectations for performance, quality and safety. Honda's original technology has broken through technical barriers for FCEVs including cold-weather start-up, operating range, efficiency, and compact packaging. Uniquely, Honda is also developing technology to answer the "chicken and the egg" dilemma of the deploying hydrogen-powered vehicles and the refueling infrastructure to support them.
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