Development of Honda's Franz System Car(1982)



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Establishment of Safety Club Higo

Honda cars equipped with Techmatic driving-assistance devices for the handicapped went on sale beginning in 1976, and were drawing considerable attention from physically challenged people. This was a significant development, since disabled persons could at last realize the benefits of personal transportation, which would ultimately help them resume their place in society.

Tetsuya Tokawa, a sales representative at Honda Higo (currently Honda Clio Kumamoto), was consulting his physically challenged customers. A willing assistant under circumstances such as these, he would often make trips to the Kumamoto Prefectural Police in order to inquire about driver's licenses, or to the Welfare Section at Kumamoto City Hall to apply for subsidies.

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 Development of Honda's Franz System Car(1982)

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