Honda opens automobile, motorcycle proving ground in Thailand

/ Jul 21, 2017

Honda opens automobile, motorcycle proving ground in Thailand

Honda Motor Co. opened a proving ground for automobiles and motorcycles in eastern Thailand on Thursday. The testing location in Prachinburi province is Honda's first facility in Asia outside of Japan. The automaker's local subsidiary, Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., said that it invested over 1.7 ...

Honda aims to develop fully self-driving cars by around 2025

/ Jun 8, 2017

Honda aims to develop fully self-driving cars by around 2025

The president of Honda Motor Company has said his firm will aim to develop fully self-driving cars by around 2025, amid increasingly fierce international competition to produce autonomous vehicles. "We hope to establish technologies (for fully automated cars) by around 2025," President Takahiro Hachigo told ...

/ Jan 10, 2017

Honda to invest more than $370 million in Canadian plant

Honda will invest 492 million Canadian dollars ($372 million) in its Alliston factory north of Toronto, with financial support from the federal government and province of Ontario, Canadian Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said on Monday. The governments of Canada and Ontario will each contribute ...

Honda in talks with Google's Waymo on self-drive tech

/ Dec 22, 2016

Honda in talks with Google's Waymo on self-drive tech

Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it is talking to Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., to try to strike a deal that would put its self-driving technology into some of the Japanese automaker's cars. Both companies stressed that at this point ...

Honda, Yamaha in talks on moped tie-up

/ Oct 5, 2016

Honda, Yamaha in talks on moped tie-up

Honda Motor Co. and Yamaha Motor Co. have begun talks on a business tie-up for their moped units. The market for 50 cubic centimeter scooters in Japan is shrinking. Honda would assemble the vehicles and supply them to Yamaha on an original equipment manufacturer basis ...

/ Sep 29, 2016

Auto output in Japan rises 9.2% on year

The nation's automobile output rose 9.2 percent in August from a year earlier to 621,349 vehicles, data released by eight major carmakers showed Wednesday. The figures suggest recovery after disruptions resulting from devastating earthquakes this spring in Kyushu. Domestic production at Japan's top three automakers ...