As a part of its initiatives targeting the development of more convenient and cleaner next-generation mobility, Honda has been at the forefront in proposing and promoting micro-sized mobility equipment and ideas for utilizing them in city planning. In line with the standards under study at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, Honda has developed a short-distance micro EV commuter named MC-β and has started real world testing with the local governments of Kumamoto Prefecture, Saitama City, and Miyakojima City, all in Japan.
The Honda Environment Statement:
As a responsible member of society whose task lies in the preservation of the global environment, the company will make every effort to contribute to human health and the preservation of the global environment in each phase of its corporate activity. Only in this way will we be able to count on a successful future not only for our company, but for the entire world.
Taking a people-first approach of "passing on safety education from person to person" and "practical, hands-on education," Honda has been promoting safe riding/driving since 1970 and recently extended its safety training beyond dealers and Traffic Education Centers. In close ties with local associations, Honda supports local instructors and offers an opportunity for hands-on traffic education.
Traffic Education Center (Japan)
Have you ever been startled by getting too close to the vehicle in front of you during a traffic jam? For scary events like that which we all experience sometimes during our daily driving, Honda's new City-Brake Active System comes in handy. A wide range of Honda models are now equipped with this system which combines a "low-speed collision mitigation braking system" and a "false start prevention function."
City-Brake Active System
In pursuit of the vision of "sharing knowledge of potentially dangerous locations so that everyone can work together in achieving safer traffic conditions with a greater sense of security," Honda has undertaken the new Safety Map initiative. This publicly available map contains information gathered via Honda's Internavi service including locations where sudden braking frequently occurs and where traffic accidents happen as well as information about potentially dangerous areas posted by local residents.
A Safety Map for personal computers