Honda Automobiles: Honda and Acura Rearview Camera Systems First to be Recognized as Advanced Technology Features by the National Highway Traffic…
Honda’s efforts in the areas of enhanced driver visibility have been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of its 5-Star Safety Ratings program (also known as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)), with nearly all Honda and Acura models with rearview camera systems becoming the first vehicles in the industry to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for having met its Advanced Technology Feature performance criteria ( http://1.usa.gov/Pv0lKq ). Honda vehicles earning this first recognition from NHTSA for the application of recommended rearview camera systems (what NHTSA calls rearview video systems) include the Honda Accord Coupe, Sedan, Hybrid and Plug-In, Civic Coupe, Sedan, Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit EV, Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline 1 ; as well as the Acura ILX and ILX Hybrid, MDX, TL, TSX, RDX, RLX and RLX Hybrid (see table below)
Honda Automobiles: Honda Odyssey Named ‘Best Minivan for Families’ for Fourth Consecutive Year by U.S. News & World Report
The 2014 Honda Odyssey ( automobiles.honda.com/odyssey/ ) has won the ‘Best Minivan for Families’ award for the fourth consecutive year as part of U.S. News & World Report ‘s annual ‘ Best Cars for Families ‘ honors. The top safety-rated1, best-selling2 Odyssey was praised for gathering excellent reviews from professional auto critics along with its innovative feature content, including the world’s-first in-vehicle vacuum system, HondaVac™.
New station on Honda R&D Americas’ Torrance, California campus built in anticipation of Honda’s next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, due in 2015 Honda-developed hydrogen refueling protocol significantly reduces fill time Preparing for the 2015 introduction of the next Honda fuel cell-electric vehicle (FCEV), Honda R&D Americas has installed a state-of-the-art hydrogen refueling station on its Torrance, California campus. This advanced station will serve as a platform for demonstrating and validating the enhanced hydrogen fueling protocol developed by Honda, named the MC Fill. With the aim of standardizing this new protocol, Honda will make the new research station available to other automakers to further validate the MC Fill protocol’s performance and functionality.
Honda Automobiles: Honda Odyssey Touring Elite and HondaVAC™ Win a 2014 VIP (Very Innovative Products) Award from Good Housekeeping
Honda’s Odyssey Touring Elite minivan and its industry-first solution for built-in mobile clean up—HondaVAC™—received a coveted 2014 VIP (Very Innovative Products) Award from Good Housekeeping. The influential and long-running publication selected just six 2014 VIP award winners from thousands of products based on their ingenuity and the results of laboratory testing conducted by the engineers and scientists at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI), as well as consumer evaluation. Honda Odyssey with HondaVAC™ was the only automotive product to receive a VIP award this year.
Honda Automobiles: Honda Odyssey Continues Safety Leadership with 14-Year History of Top Safety Scores from National Highway Traffic Safety…
2014 Honda Odyssey achieves highest Overall Vehicle Score, 5-Stars Odyssey is the fifth Honda or Acura vehicle for 2014 to achieve both a TSP/TSP+ from IIHS and an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score No automaker has earned more TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings for 2014 than Honda TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 – America’s most popular minivan 1 , the 2014 Honda Odyssey, has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available, in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
Winning entry from the Forza Motorsport Civic Si Design Contest brought from the virtual world to the real world at Chicago Auto Show One-of-a-kind Civic Si Coupe is the first vehicle to feature a design from the Forza Motorsport community New Honda Legends Car Pack with 2014 Civic Si now available for Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One Honda teamed up with Forza Motorsport, the world’s hottest racing game franchise, to unveil the winning entry of the Forza Motorsport Civic Si Design Contest at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Selected from nearly 170 entries, the winning 2014 Civic Si Coupe design was created by Forza gamer Tiffany Labedz of Phoenix, Arizona and was selected as the top design by more than 17,000 members of the Xbox Forza community.