Honda tests automated vehicle technology in USA

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Honda has begun testing of its automated and connected vehicle technology at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA, for which it will use the newly branded GoMentum Station test site. Honda also plans to participate in a consortium focused on making Contra Costa County home to a premier testing facility for automated drive technologies.

GoMentum Station is a 5,000-acre facility with 20-miles of paved, city-like roadway grids, buildings and other urban infrastructure, providing a realistic environment that will help accelerate the development of automated and connected vehicle technologies.

Honda will leverage modified versions of Acura’s flagship RLX sedan for development and testing. New, prototype sensors and cameras added to the vehicle will work hand-in-hand with the extensive array of forward, reverse and corner sensors that enable the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver assistive technologies on the production RLX.

April 9, 2015

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