• Honda’s autonomous vehicles and know-how will be showcased at ITS Globe Congress starting off on Oct eleven
  • Honda a member of L3Pilot, Europe’s to start with extensive check of automated driving on general public roadways
  • 4 Honda automated travel (Advert) investigation vehicles have protected twenty five,900km in Germany
  • SAE Level three and 4 self-driving features examined on regular roadways throughout seven European countries


Hamburg/Frankfurt, Germany, eleven Oct 2021 – Honda is showcasing the brand’s self-driving know-how at ITS Globe Congress 2021, as aspect of the L3Pilot automated driving project. The EU-driven initiative, a joint effort and hard work of 34 partners from twelve countries, is assessing the viability of SAE Level three and 4 self-driving features on regular roadways, with Honda offering four Honda Advert investigation vehicles to guidance the investigation method. The vehicles are primarily based on the platform of Honda’s Legend government saloon.  


Drawing on its planet-foremost skills in autonomous systems, the Honda R&D Europe team centered on two investigation eventualities ‘Traffic Jam Chauffeur’ and ‘Motorway Chauffeur’, covering around twenty five,900km of tests on German roadways.


Honda’s sophisticated Advert know-how, which monitors site visitors ailments on the freeway and can take complete manage of the auto from the driver if it decides that is harmless to do so, has served test vehicles pilot additional than twenty five,900km throughout Germany. Operational data was then shared with the L3Pilot project for further investigation and assessment of the impact and added benefits of automated driving in Europe.


“We check out automated driving know-how as a vital part of our sophisticated safety technologies,” said Dr. Robert Kastner, Big Challenge Leader of the L3Pilot Challenge at Honda R&D Europe. “Pursuing on from our years of investigation in this area, we are delighted to be an energetic aspect of this EU innovation initiative, and to guidance sophisticated investigation activity for automated driving that is aiming to further maximize safety and further lower incidents on European roadways.”


Two Honda Advert investigation vehicles will be at the ITS Globe Congress in Hamburg, becoming a member of other L3Pilot consortium check cars working on general public roadways in and close to the display, to demonstrate the probable of automated driving know-how.


Honda has lengthy been at the forefront globally in investigating and building safety systems. Earlier this 12 months, the corporation committed to strive for zero site visitors collision fatalities involving Honda bikes and cars globally by 2050.


Launched in 2017, the L3Pilot project was initiated to develop a standardised Europe-huge piloting surroundings for automated driving. Coordinating the things to do of automakers and know-how companies throughout the continent, the project raises recognition for the commercialisation of self-driving vehicles via big-scale piloting of SAE Level three and Level 4 features in passenger cars, from motorway and metropolis driving to site visitors jams and parking eventualities. In total, additional than 400,000km have been driven on motorways together with 200,000km in automated manner.


The ITS Globe Congress 2021 begins on eleven Oct, with L3Pilot Driving Demonstrations and from thirteen Oct to fourteen Oct. The L3Pilot project has gained funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 investigation and innovation programme less than grant agreement variety 723051.