Honda to start leasing walking assistance device

Jul 22, 2015

Honda to start leasing walking assistance device

Honda Motor Co. will start lease sales in November of its Honda Walking Assist Device for use in mobility rehabilitation at hospitals and other facilities in Japan. The 2.7-kg device, which is worn on the waist and thighs, helps to lift the user’s knees ...

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Jul 21, 2015

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane will soon debut in Brazil, where a new class of rich corporate executive is emerging on the back of brisk economic growth, the automaker’s U.S. aircraft unit said Monday. The number of pre-orders for the HondaJet has already ...

New Honda chief discusses air bags, Asimo

Jul 9, 2015

New Honda chief discusses air bags, Asimo

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Although the root cause of Takata Corp.’s deadly air bag malfunctions remains unclear, Honda’s new president on Thursday tried to reassure drivers and passengers that recalled vehicles are rendered safe with replacement inflators. “Takata told us that the new inflator is safe, and we ...

Jul 9, 2015

Honda adds 4.5 million cars to Takata air bag recall

Honda Motor Co. added 4.5 million more vehicles globally to recalls involving Takata Corp. air bags Thursday, expanding preventative measures amid a growing toll of motorists injured or killed by the safety devices. The recall involves 1.63 million vehicles including Fit small cars and ...

Jul 2, 2015

Top automakers pony up ¥6 billion for hydrogen stations in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. will together spend around ¥5 billion to ¥6 billion over the next five years to help build hydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles in Japan. The financial assistance, designed to partially cover the operating expenses ...

Jun 24, 2015

Two automakers dump Takata as source of air bags

Two major automakers told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that they are replacing Takata Corp.’s air bag inflators with units from other manufacturers amid growing concerns about the safety of Takata’s product. Executives of FCA U.S. LLC and Honda Motor Co. were speaking during ...

Honda reports eighth death related to exploding air bags

Jun 22, 2015

Honda reports eighth death related to exploding air bags

Honda Motor Co. confirmed Monday a new death linked to an air bag, bringing the global total to eight fatalities. The company said a woman in Los Angeles died last September after a faulty inflator in a 2001 Honda Civic ruptured, firing metal shrapnel ...

Honda remains upbeat despite F1 problems

Jun 21, 2015

Honda remains upbeat despite F1 problems

Honda is committed to Formula One and expects its relationship with McLaren to become a winning one despite current problems with the engine, according to the Japanese car company’s motorsport head, Yasuhisa Arai. “They believe, the chief executive and the board members, they think ...