Honda’s electric SUV concept is a peek at a production vehicle

By cars, China, concept, concept cars, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, honda, News, suv, suv e:concept, Transportation

Honda has offered a look at its next electric vehicle, and it’ll be decidedly roomier than the E compact car. The automaker’s newly unveiled SUV E:concept is an unusual two-door utility that “indicates the direction” of a future production EV….

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Ford, BMW and others sign binding emissions agreement with California

By BMW, Climate Change, climatechange, efficiency, Emissions, engadget, environmental protection agency, environmentalprotectionagency, epa, ford, fuel efficiency, fuelefficiency, gear, global warming, globalwarming, green, honda, News, politics, tomorrow, Trump administration, trumpadministration, Volkswagen, volvo

Five major automakers have signed a binding agreement with California that will compel them to follow the state’s vehicle emissions standards. Its fuel economy rules are stricter than federal ones, which has put the state at odds with the Trum…

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DOJ reportedly ends antitrust investigation over reducing car pollution

By BMW, california, carb, cars, clean power plan, Donald Trump, Emissions, engadget, epa, ford, gear, honda, politics, Pollution, potus, Volkswagen

Last year the Trump Administration sought to roll back the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan that pushed for higher fuel efficiency standards. It has also tried to stop states from like California from setting their own standards that exceed th…

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Honda will offset 60 percent of its US electricity use with wind and solar

By automaker, boiling spring wind farm, Business, carbon emissions, co2, electricity, Emissions, engadget, gear, green, honda, manufacturing, north america, offset, oklahoma, plant, Renewable energy, solar power, texas, tomorrow, Transportation, wind power

Honda plans to cover 60 percent of the electricity used at its North American manufacturing plants with renewable energy. Beginning next fall, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh per year from the Boiling Spring Wind Farm in Oklahoma. In fall 2021…

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Here’s why Asia’s auto giants want a piece of the ride-hailing pie

By Analysis, astra, automakers, Big Auto, carmakers, Didi, Didi Chuxing, electric vehicles, Gojek, Grab, honda, Hyundai, kia, Mitsubishi, News, Ola, Premium Content, ride-hailing, ridesharing, techinasia, Toyota, Transportation, yamaha

Ola, which secured investment from Hyundai and Kia for its EV unit this week, isn’t the only regional ride-hailing player to get “Big Auto”’s backing.

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DOJ launches probe of automakers that agreed to California emissions rules

By BMW, california, department of justice, DoJ, engadget, ford, fuel efficiency, gear, honda, politics, Regulation, Transportation, trump, Volkswagen, White House

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an antitrust investigation into BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen, the four automakers that came to a voluntary agreement with California to follow stricter fuel efficiency standards. After The Wal…

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GM’s self-driving car reportedly has trouble recognizing pedestrians

By autonomous, autonomousdriving, autonomousvehicles, cruise, delays, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, generalmotors, gm, green, honda, safety, selfdrivingcar, setback, Softbank, Transportation

It seems that General Motors’ self-driving car unit, Cruise, is running into major difficulties, and will likely not be able to hit its late 2019 launch target. Sources close to the project have told Reuters that engineers have been hitting unexpecte…

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Honda’s smart intersection tells drivers what’s around the corner

By Business, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, honda, personal computing, personalcomputing, smartintersection, tomorrow, Transportation, v2x, vehicletoinfrastructure, vsi

As the Honda Pilot is about to enter the intersection a specially built HUD (heads-up display) flashes an orangish yellow with an image of an ambulance. Seconds later an actual ambulance that, moments before, the driver could not see barrels t…

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Honda Insight: Stylish, efficient and ready to take on the Prius

By design, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, honda, hondainsight, hondasensing, hybrid, review, semiautonomous, Transportation

The original Honda Insight landed in the United States in December 1999. The tiny aerodynamic hatchback didn’t light the electrified vehicle world on fire like the far more popular Toyota Prius. But it did show that the automaker was serious about hy…

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‘Digital Key’ standard uses your phone to unlock your car

By alpselectric, apple, audi, BMW, carconnectivityconsortium, continental, denso, digitalkey, digitalkeyrelease, engadget, gear, gemalto, gm, honda, HTC, huawei, Hyundai, key, lg, Mobile, nfc, NXP, panasonic, Qualcomm, Samsung, smartphone, Transportation, Volkswagen

You can already use your smartphone as a car key if you own the right vehicle (just ask Tesla Model 3 owners). There hasn’t really been a common standard for it, though, and that has hurt adoption — you can’t guarantee that you’ll have phone access…

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Car makers used software to raise spare parts prices

By Accenture, BMW, engadget, gear, honda, jaguarlandrover, lawsuit, partneo, parts, personal computing, personalcomputing, peugeot, renault, Transportation

Ever had the nagging suspicion that your car’s manufacturer was charging outrageous prices for parts simply because it could? Software might be to blame. Reuters has obtained documents from a lawsuit indicating that Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, Renaul…

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Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

By Amazon, apple, autonomous, BMW, cars, daimlertrucks, engadget, fiatchrysler, ford, gear, generalmotors, honda, Hyundai, intel, jaguar land rover, kia, lyft, mazda, mercedes-benz, Mitsubishi, nissan, nvidia, politics, Security, self-driving, self-drivingcars, subaru, tesla, Toyota, uber, Volkswagen, volvo, waymo

Just a day after the NTSB released its preliminary findings on the Uber crash in Arizona, senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal began an investigation into safety protocols for driverless car testing. In a letter sent to major auto …

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What you might have missed from the New York Auto Show

By autoshow, design, engadget, essentia, forester, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, genesis, green, honda, Hyundai, insight, konaelectric, newyorkautoshow2018, services, subaru, tanoak, tomorrow, Transportation, video, Volkswagen

Automakers used the New York Auto Show as an opportunity to show the world that they’re still all about the electrification of their fleets. From hybrids and long-range EVs to futuristic and America-centric concepts, the Big Apple was home to a…

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What to expect from the Geneva Motor Show

By bentley, crv, design, electricvehicle, engadget, ev, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, genevamotorshow2018, giugiaro, green, honda, Hyundai, id, ipace, jaguar, kona, mercedes, polestar, rimac, Transportation, Volkswagen, volvo

The city of Geneva, Switzerland is about to become of the center of the automotive universe. Automakers from all over the world are descending upon the city to unveil their latest vehicles and Engadget will be there to keep you abreast of the …

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Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

By engadget, honda, ibm, ibmindex, ibmq, ibmresearch, JPMorgan, keiouniversity, oakridgenationallaboratory, oxforduniversity, personal computing, personalcomputing, quantumcomputing, Samsung, tomorrow

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -…

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The auto industry is head over heels for VR

By augmentedreality, autoshow, chevy, detroit, detroitautoshow, engadget, ford, gear, gm, hololens, honda, hondalens, HTC, htcvive, mercedesbenz, Microsoft, naias2018, oculusrift, Transportation, virtualreality, Volkswagen, VR

Virtual reality and augmented reality are all over the North American International Auto Show floor. Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen are all using the tech to show off their latest cars and concepts. During the industry pr…

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Honda’s Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is a luxury car at a bargain price

By Business, clarity, clarityhybrid, driver-assist, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, honda, hondasense, hybrid, puginhybrid, review, Transportation

The Honda Clarity line is now complete. After introducing the lease-only pure EV back in July, the Plug-In Hybrid and Fuel Cell models are here; I got to test-drive both at a recent event and came away impressed. Besides badges and refueling p…

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Honda hopes developers can help keep the LA Olympics moving

By design, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, hackathon, honda, hondainnovations, laautoshow, laautoshow2017, ladot, losangeles, politics, services, smartcar, tomorrow, Transportation, tribalscale

If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles, you’ve been in traffic. It’s such an integral part of the LA experience that the running joke is that the city is nothing more than a giant parking lot. But the sprawling metropolis is trying to do better. It’s exp…

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Honda will use targeted Facebook videos to encourage recall repairs

By airbag, automobile, engadget, facebook, gear, honda, Internet, mercedes-benz, psa, recall, repair, services, subaru, takata, tesla, Transportation, vehicle, video

As the Takata airbag recall — the largest ever US auto recall — continues, Honda has been looking for new ways to reach customers who haven’t yet brought in their vehicles for repair. And the company’s next move, as Reuters reports, is to target Ho…

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Honda’s connected cars will communicate over 5G

By 5g, autonomousvehicles, connectedcar, driverlesscars, engadget, gear, honda, Japan, self-drivingcar, smartcar, Softbank, tomorrow, Transportation

When it’s not busy making billion-dollar acquisitions to expand its robotics line-up, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank is pursuing its other hobby: smart cars. Central to this endeavour is its partner, and fellow Japan native, Honda. Last year, the t…

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What you need to know before buying an EV

By 530e, a3etron, audi, BMW, bolt, chevy, clarity, engadget, ev, fuelcell, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, honda, hybrid, Mirai, model3, priusprime, tesla, Toyota, Transportation

It’s an exciting time for the automotive world. Over the past 15 years, cars have gone from relatively dumb machines that get us to our destinations to electrified, connected gadgets. In the coming decade, the technology being developed by traditiona…

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