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  • Honda brings Clarity to the plug-in hybrid market

    03/29/2018 8:57:43 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 14 replies
    TechnoFile ^ | March 29, 2018 | Jim Bray
    Honda brings Clarity to the plug-in hybrid market By Jim BrayTechnoFile.com It's loud. It's whiny. Its interfaces are incoherent. But it'll help you save the world, and you might be able to make other people help you pay for it!It's Honda's new Clarity, in this case a plug-in hybrid model. Honda calls it the newest member of their "completely redesigned lineup," even though it sports exactly the same dashboard abomination – as in no knobs for tuning the stereo or tuning the volume up or down - that the company is finally moving away from with its new Accord and...
  • HondaJet overtakes Cessna as top-selling small business jet in 2017

    02/27/2018 9:33:48 PM PST · by libh8er · 25 replies
    Nikkei Asia ^ | 2.22.2018 | TAKASHI SUGIMOTO,
    TOKYO -- Honda Motor delivered 43 of its business jets, the HondaJet, to customers in 2017, up 20 from a year before, becoming the top-selling model for the first time by beating out U.S. rival Cessna Aircraft. Cessna delivered 39 of its mainstay Citation M2 jets during the year. Honda said its aircraft business improved mainly due to the strong North American market and Europe. It said about half of the aircraft it delivered went to individuals, and half to corporate clients. The HondaJet is priced at $4.9 million. That would put annual sales at about $210.7 million, based on...
  • The Most Reliable Cars in the US: the 15 Cars Americans Keep the Longest Before Trading in...

    01/14/2018 2:38:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 261 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 14, 2018 | Emily Crane
    Toyota HighlanderToyota TundraToyota SiennaToyota PriusToyota RAV4Honda OdysseyToyota SequoiaToyota TacomaHonda CR-VToyota AvalonAcura MDXToyota CamrySubaru ForesterNissan FrontierVolkswagen Golf
  • New Honda Accord a major step backwards - and that's a good thing!

    12/08/2017 6:14:07 AM PST · by gymbeau · 68 replies
    TechnoFile ^ | December 7, 2017 | Jim Bray
    New Honda Accord a major step backwards - and that's a good thing!By Jim BrayTechnoFile.comIt may not be back completely but, as evidenced by the newly redesigned 2018 Honda Accord, it looks as if the honoured Japanese carmaker is back on track. Or at least well on the way.I've been particularly vociferous about my Honda angst in recent years. The company makes terrific cars - and they still do, for the most part - but somewhere along the way between adding all the new drivers' aids and pursuing ever more strict fuel economy mandates the company seemed to lose its...
  • Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield (Ohio)

    04/24/2017 9:24:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Springfield News-Sun ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matt Sanctis
    A Japanese auto parts supplier is one step closer to creating 85 new jobs and taking over a Springfield industrial park after receiving tax credits valued at about $300,000 on Monday. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a 1.217-percent, seven-year tax credit for the Topre America Corp., which has pledged to take over Springfield’s Champion City Business Park. Topre plans to invest $55 million and create at least 85 jobs, with the expectation more workers could be added over the next several years. The 85 jobs the company has pledged to bring to Springfield...
  • Honda's Newest Motorcycle Technology Won't Tip Over At Low Speeds

    02/14/2017 4:07:41 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    PowerNation ^ | 14 Feb 2017
    Honda's latest motorcycle technology, Honda Riding Assists, helps to prevent the bike from falling over at low speeds. A drive by wire system operates the front steering fork, which also extends out at low speeds to alter the bike's trail length. By electronically turning the front wheel left or right, the bike maintains its upright balance.
  • (FR Motorcycle Hooligan vanity) Honda F6B or Indian Chieftain?

    12/05/2015 2:03:45 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 82 replies
    12/5/15 | Marty
    Alright, you Freeper Motorcycle Hooligans: Marty is tentatively in the market for a new bike. Current contenders are the Honda Gold Wing F6B vs the Indian Chieftain I’d like to hear anyone’s experiences with either of the above 2 bikes — or with any other large dual-bag cruiser Here’s what I”m thinking: HONDA F6b: PLUSSES: 1800cc 6-cylinder boxer engine, liquid-cooled, known for great balance of torque vs high-end and for longevity Shaft drive Slightly lower asking price than the Chieftain Modern electronic features Great Honda fit & finish, engineering MINUSES: Does not have old-school look nor much chrome INDIAN CHIEFTAIN:...
  • The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

    11/19/2015 6:51:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jerry Hirsch
    Within walking distance of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters and across the street from Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co. has set up a new Silicon Valley outpost. With a team of 100 reporting to a former Apple engineer, the Detroit giant is researching how humans experience machines, running autonomous-vehicle driving simulations and testing software that examines how bicycles and cars interact. "For 100 years, automobiles have been a mechanical engineering industry," said the center's director, Dragos Maciuca, who on his morning commute drives past a nearby research center of German automotive electronics and parts supplier Bosch. "Now, there is the shift...
  • Slow sales cause Honda to scrub natural gas, hybrid Civics

    06/16/2015 9:47:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    Slow sales and falling gasoline prices have prompted Honda to stop selling gas-electric hybrid and natural gas-powered versions of its Civic compact car. The company also said that it will discontinue a plug-in rechargeable version of the midsize Accord. But it plans to roll out a new, more efficient version of the Accord hybrid early next year. And a new plug-in Accord will come later. Executive Vice President John Mendel said Monday in a statement that production of the natural gas Civic already has been halted, and hybrid Civic production will end after the 2015 model year.
  • Honda says its cars won’t crash after 2040

    04/27/2015 2:54:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    driving.ca ^ | April 27, 2015 | Nick Tragianis
    Taking a page out of Volvo’s playbook, Honda has set a handful of lofty goals for the next 35 years – including eliminating the possibility of its cars crashing. Speaking to Car and Driver last week at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Honda Americas R&D president Frank Paluch dished detains on a new set of core goals the Japanese automaker hopes to achieve by 2040, but they won’t be happening all at once. The first step in Honda’s goal will come in 2020, where Paluch says Honda vehicles will be connected one another and to infrastructure, lending to...
  • Exploding Air Bag May Have Killed Texas Man

    01/30/2015 9:08:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 1-29-15 | AP story
    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The man, identified by authorities as Carlos Solis, 35, died in a low-speed crash in the Houston area when an air bag inflated and sent shrapnel into his neck, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Thursday on the Senate floor.
  • In Case You Were Wondering What Companies Are Helping To Fund Al Sharpton's Race War...

    01/03/2015 4:08:54 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    I'm not one for boycotts, but I am one for data. And I like this kind of data. It's just good to have data when spending money. That's all. I mean, if I have no choice in keeping a SIGNIFICANTLY large portion of my money from being squandered by the folks that I've freaking employed up on the Hill (like drunk girls on Spring break with their Daddy's credit cards), I'm going to be as informed as possible with what's left of said money. Thus, the data thing. You know. According to the source article above and the New York...
  • Congressman wants to ban sale of enhanced body armor to civilians

    08/22/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 8-8-2014 | Chris Eger
    Rep. Mike Honda, (D-CA), has submitted a bill to the U.S. House that would prohibit the sale, use or possession of what he terms military-grade body armor. Honda reasons that this measure would aid law enforcement in taking out an active shooter, since the active shooter wouldn’t be able to obtain body armor. “There is no reason this type of armor, which is designed for warfare, should be available in our communities except for those who need it, like law enforcement,” Honda said in a statement last week. “There’s nothing more dangerous than what a well-armored, unstoppable active shooter can...
  • DIY Honda Civic gets 95 MPG

    08/12/2014 8:02:01 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Gizmag.com ^ | 1FEB2009 | Paul Evans
    February 2, 2009 It might look ugly but this 1992 Honda Civic has double the fuel mileage of a standard Civic simply by lowering the coefficient of drag (Cd) from 0.34 to 0.17 with a little engineering savvy and $400 worth of material bought the local hardware store. In fact the drag on this 350,000 miles (563,270 km) old Civic has been reduced to the point where it is virtually equal to the radical tear drop shaped Aptera which has a Cd of 0.15. The car's builder Mike Turner says at a highway speed of 65 mph (105 km/h) he...
  • Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock

    05/02/2014 9:17:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/2/14 | Seema Mehta
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rep. Mike Honda is a champion of liberal Democrats, Rep. Tom McClintock a rock-ribbed Republican. Both are faithful to their parties' orthodoxy and represent Northern California districts heavily tilted in their favor. In the past, the two — with 60 years in elected office between them — would have coasted to reelection, the field cleared by their longevity, stature and party blessing. Not anymore. The party primary is gone in California, except for presidential contests, and with it the parties' ability to protect their stalwarts. Today, Honda and McClintock find their jobs threatened by younger challengers in...
  • Will Americans Buy Toyota Motor Corporation's Hydrogen Car?

    04/01/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | March 31, 2014 | John Rosevear
    Hydrogen-powered cars are coming to U.S. dealerships. But will Americans buy them? Toyota (NYSE: TM ) is betting that at least a few Americans will be willing to pay for a car that runs on hydrogen. The company is expected to launch a production version of its FCV Concept vehicle in Japan, the U.S., and Europe next year. The FCV Concept is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Essentially, it's an electric car that extracts its energy from compressed hydrogen, instead of a battery. Advocates of fuel-cell-powered cars say they're just as clean as battery-electrics -- their only "exhaust" is...
  • Mexico becoming a driving force in auto production

    02/22/2014 4:03:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    latimes.com ^ | February 22, 2014, 5:00 a.m | Jerry Hirsch and Richard Fausset
    The first Honda Fit rolled off the assembly line Friday at a new $800-million factory near Celaya, Mexico, a symbol of the growing might of the country's auto industry. Honda's U.S. factories spit out hundreds of thousands of Accords and Civics each year. But when the automaker redesigned the Fit for North America, it turned to Mexico for an increasingly skilled workforce and favorable export rules. Mexico already accounts for about 18% of North American auto production, but that's expected to jump to 25% by 2020 as automakers pour billion of dollars into factories, said Joe Langley, an analyst at...
  • Honda CR-V or Subaru Forester...opinions wanted (vanity)

    06/02/2013 4:48:12 PM PDT · by memyselfandi59 · 94 replies
    06/02/2013
    Vanity, looking for opinions.
  • MotoGP - Circuit of the Americas

    04/23/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT · by donaldo · 7 replies
    I attended my first MotoGP race over the weekend at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin. I've been following MotoGP for years and I've seen many races on the Speed Channel. Believe me, nothing can prepare you for this experience. Until you see and hear those motorcycles in person you haven't an inkling of the power and acceleration. It was a Repsol Honda day. The rookie Marc Marquez won, followed by fellow Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha). This was on my bucket list and I was tremendously impressed. The traffic was horrendous but I knew that going...
  • Hybrid Redux? Not for Most Owners

    09/25/2012 7:23:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Design News ^ | 04-18-2012 | Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
    A new study by R.L. Polk & Co. shows that the overall percentage of hybrids sold into the new vehicle market has fallen from 2.9 percent to 2.4 percent over the past three years. Moreover, approximately two-thirds of hybrid owners who returned to the market in 2011 did not buy another hybrid. "Intuitively, you would expect the numbers to be higher, given how many hybrid vehicles are available in the market place today," Brad Smith, director of Polk's loyalty management practice, told us. Polk's study revealed that only 35 percent of hybrid owners chose to purchase a hybrid again when...