The Honda Silicon Valley lab is to expand its areas of focus beyond vehicles and broaden its responsibility to develop partnerships as a new company, Honda R&D Innovations.
Honda Innovations will remain located in Mountain View, California, and will operate globally as it seeks to partner with innovators ranging from startup and global brands, to design and development communities.
Nick Sugimoto, who has served as the senior program director of Honda Silicon Valley Lab, has been named as CEO of Honda Innovations.
Focus areas include connected vehicle/Internet of Things services; HMI; machine intelligence/robotics; connected services; personal mobility; sharing economy; and industrial innovation. Additionally, Honda Innovations will facilitate discussions on technical collaboration with Waymo to integrate Waymo’s self-driving technology with Honda vehicles.
April 21, 2017