Honda’s Vision 2030 highlights future technologies for the first time in Thailand led by the “Honda Clarity Fuel Cell” Hydrogen vehicle, “UNI-CUB β” and “Honda RoboCas” at the 39th Bangkok International Motor Show 2018
Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is exhibiting its Honda 2030 Vision which aims to develop advanced technologies to enhance the potential of people’s lives in terms of mobility and many types of lifestyles led by the “Honda Clarity Fuel Cell” a zero-emission automobile, “UNI-CUB β,” new personal mobility device with an omni-directional driving wheel system and “Honda RoboCas,” a smart electric multi-function cart. Honda’s spirit is being further strengthened with the sporty Honda Civic Hatchback in the new Rallye Red Color, Honda BR-V Sport Package and Honda Brio Amaze Black Sport Edition which will all be on display at The Bangkok International Motor Show 2018.
Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “This occasion is very special, and also different from others, because we are not only exhibiting current automobile models, we are also bringing future technologies here for you to explore. This helps to express our 2030 vision, where we aim to develop advanced technologies to enhance the potential of people’s lives in terms of mobility and various forms of living with the “Power of Dreams” to move forward to a CO2-Free Society and a Collision-Free Society, creating enjoyment and enhancing the potential of people’s lives in society and in a future without boundaries.
At the Honda Booth this year, Honda is exhibiting many future technologies for mobility and various forms of living. For Mobility Technology, Honda is highlighting the “Honda Clarity Fuel Cell,” a zero-emission automobile that runs on hydrogen with superior performance and that is fun to drive and in keeping with the style of Honda. It’s the world’s first 5-seater sedan equipped with a fuel cell stack as the source of electric power combined with a powertrain system that creates maximum output, the same as a V6 engine, with an approximately 750 km* cruising range on one full tank of hydrogen (EPA Fuel economy rating of 68 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) or 28.3 kilometers/liter). The Honda Clarity was developed under a “3-in-1” platform that resulted in three variants for alternative fuel options, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, the Clarity Electric, and the Clarity fuel cell.
To respond to the company’s vision to improve people’s way of life, Honda has also developed a variety of “Technologies for Living” to deliver joy and more convenience and comfort in everyday life. We are exhibiting some examples here today; the “UNI-CUB β,” a new personal mobility device featuring the Honda Omni Traction Drive System, a proprietary balance control technology that originated from Honda’s research into “ASIMO” humanoid robots which perfectly answer all user’s basic functions especially the use in office buildings and shopping malls.
And the “Honda RoboCas,” which was inspired by a Japanese Honda product engineer who lived in Thailand for a period of time and was impressed with the street vendor carts which we are all familiar with. He then developed a smart electric push cart that can be adapted for many different uses and which truly reflects the Power of Dreams, which pushes us to continue developing technologies to respond to various forms of living.