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|Honda Introduces ICVS, a Regional Traffic System for the Near Future, at Twin Ring Motegi|
|Tokyo, March 11, 1998 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that on March 21, it would start the operation of ICVS (Intelligent Community Vehicle System), using small electric vehicles and other vehicles, at Twin Ring Motegi, in Tochigi Prefecture.
ICVS is a regional traffic system for the near future, suggested by Honda. Its concept was first announced in Detroit in October 1994. In April 1996, Honda unveiled the concept model to be used for ICVS at Metropolis '96 Tokyo.
ICVS vehicles, such as small electric vehicles and motor-assisted bicycles, are shared in daily life by registered members of the local community and neighboring areas, while automobiles and other systems of transportation are used for long-distance travel. The purpose of ICVS is to reduce the automotive influences on the environment.
With the introduction of the ICVS at Twin Ring Motegi, a model transportation system for the near future has been realized. Honda aims to contribute by providing concrete solutions to transportation problems.
The following six ICVS vehicles and related items used are announced at this time:
These vehicles and items will be exhibited at the Honda Fan Fun Lab, which will be open to the public from March 21. At Twin Ring Motegi, operation of the ICVS Racoon will start on March 21. The ICVS Mon Pal is scheduled to be available this summer, followed by the ICVS Step Deck and ICVS City Pal in autumn.
Specifications of the ICVS Racoon
Specifications of the ICVS Mon Pal
Specifications of the ICVS Step Deck
Specifications of the ICVS City Pal