It’s been a tough time for many carmakers, but Honda’s fighting back. The company is taking on in new areas that leverage its core technologies. The new areas include an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, avatar robot that expands the range of human ability and it’s even taking on outer space.
Honda sees a world with zero environmental impact and zero traffic collisions. The company’s outside-the-box research on technologies will expand the potential of mobility into the 3rd dimension, then the 4th dimension which defies the constraints of time and space, and ultimately into outer space.
The Honda eVTOL
Honda’s eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft will make mobility in the skies more accessible. It leverages Honda’s electrification technology for its gas turbine hybrid power unit extending range, to ultimately provide city-to-city transportation, where the market size is expected to grow in the future. A new “mobility ecosystem” will feature Honda eVTOL at its core, connected with mobility products on the ground.
Honda Avatar Robot: Making virtual mobility possible
Honda’s development of an avatar robot that expands the range of human ability without the constraints of time and place and space will be equipped with a multi-fingered hand, an application of Honda robotics technologies, and Honda’s original AI-supported remote-control function.
Taking on Space
Honda sees space as a place to realize the “dreams” and “potential” of people worldwide. Potential projects include:
- Building a circulative renewable energy system on the lunar surface leveraging Honda fuel cell technologies and high differential pressure water electrolysis technologies
- Applying its multi-fingered robotic hand, AI-supported remote-control function, and highly responsive torque control technologies to remotely controlled robots to perform tasks on the lunar surface
- Research and develop a small, reusable rocket by applying core technologies such as combustion, fluid, control and guidance technologies
Original Release: PR Newswire