Honda to Showcase “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at Consumer Electronics Show 2017

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Honda’s 2017 CES exhibit will include the NeuV, a concept automated EV commuter vehicle equipped with AI.
  • Display to feature concepts on urban mobility, artificial intelligence, and robotics
  • Honda to announce collaboration with global brands, startups
  • Press conference scheduled for January 5, 2017 @ 11:00 AM PST

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 – Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda today announced that “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” will be the theme for its participation at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Honda will kick off its CES presence with an 11:00 am PST press conference on January 5, 2017 (LVCC, North Hall – 7312). CES runs from January 5-8, 2017.

Honda will feature interactive and immersive experiences designed to showcase a future technology path toward a redefined mobility experience. From reducing traffic congestion to creating new modes of in-car connectivity, visitors will have an opportunity to explore and demo technologies with the potential to make people’s lives better. The exhibit will include the NeuV, a concept automated EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) called “emotion engine*1 that creates new possibilities for human interaction and new value for customers.

Continuing its pursuit of open innovation and collaboration, Honda also will announce initiatives with startup companies and global brands that will create a more productive and enjoyable mobility experience.

The January 5, 2017 Honda press conference at CES will feature a keynote address from Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, President & CEO of Honda R&D Co., Ltd, who will unveil a concept motorcycle demonstrating an application of the company’s robotics technology.

About Honda Technology
Honda is creating technologies and products that advance the company’s clean, safe, fun and connected brand values. These efforts include advancements in automated vehicles, connectivity and ultra-low carbon mobility. In North America, the company has more than 300,000 vehicles on the road equipped with the Honda Sensing or AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies and more than 400,000 vehicles featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Autocompatibility. Honda also is testing advanced automated vehicle technologies in Japan and North America and is targeting 2020 for the deployment of highly automated vehicles on U.S. highways. Honda also is working to fulfill its environmental and safety vision: “to realize the joy and freedom of mobility and a sustainable society where people can enjoy life.” Toward this target, Honda is striving to make two-thirds of its global automobile sales from hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electrified vehicles including fuel cell and battery electric vehicles by around 2030.

*1 The “emotion engine” is a set of AI technologies developed by cocoro SB Corp., which enable machines to artificially generate their own emotions.

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Source: Honda News

Aston Martin appoints Maximilian Szwaj as its new Chief Technology Officer & Vice President

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Maximilian Szwaj

Aston Martin has appointed Maximilian Szwaj as its new Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.

In this executive role, Max will be responsible for Aston Martin’s global engineering operations and will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Dr Andy Palmer and be based at the company’s headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Commenting on the new appointment: Andy Palmer said “I am delighted to welcome Max to the Aston Martin team.  Max has a wealth of experience across Engineering and Product Delivery, his experience, skills and passion will make him a great leader for the Engineering team as we prepare the business for the next generation of Aston Martin products”.

On his appointment, Max Szwaj said: “I’m delighted to be joining Aston Martin at what is an exciting time for the brand.

“The company is at a significant point in its history, and I’m excited to play a part in developing a series of new cars and technologies that will reshape Aston Martin for the future.”

Max Szwaj, joins Aston Martin from Maserati and Ferrari where he served as Head of Innovation and Body Engineering.  He has spent more than 25 years in the automotive industry and held management positions at BMW and Porsche as well as his most recent position at Maserati and Ferrari.

Via: Aston Martin News

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