Honda to exhibit latest Advanced Safety Vehicles equipped with active safety driving support features

Honda will demonstrate its latest Advanced Safety Vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, and electric carts, equipped with active safety driving support features that utilize information technologies at the ITS-Safety 2010 public demonstration to be held February 25 to 28, 2009 in Tokyo.These Honda Advanced Safety Vehicles are designed to exchange speed and positional information and other data between vehicles or between a vehicle and an electric cart (vehicle-to-vehicle communications), as well as between the vehicle and road infrastructure (vehicle-to-infrastructure communications), in order to provide the drivers with information which may help to prevent an accident.
Honda’s Advanced Safety Vehicle research model, based on an Odyssey minivan for the Japanese market, represents the next stage in the development of its vehicle-to-infrastructure driving support systems, including DSSS, developed principally by the Universal Traffic Management Society of Japan; Smartway, promoted by the Road Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT); and ASV, promoted by the Road Transport Bureau of MLIT.

The Honda IT Monpal 4 electric cart has also been equipped with wireless communication capabilities to take advantage of vehicle-to-vehicle communications. Honda will continue to move forward with research and development directed at the practical implementation of these component technologies.