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November 7, 2013

Sekisui House, Toshiba and Honda Announce Overview of Joint Exhibition for the SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013

TOKYO, Japan, November 7, 2013 - Sekisui House, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have announced that the three companies will jointly exhibit at the SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013, an organizer-themed project to be held from November 22 through December 1, 2013 within the venue of the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show (organizer: the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.)

Under the joint exhibition theme of "Being Smarter! Being Freer!" the companies will propose a future lifestyle where deeper links among houses, electric appliances and automobiles make people's lives more secure, more convenient and more fun. A smart house that fully utilizes IT and personal mobility will be presented along with the vision of smart community where smart house is seamlessly combined with mobility, energy and information. Hydrogen based clean energy future will be illustrated in the smart community vision.

Sekisui House will exhibit "Slow Living," a display space that pursues the comfort of people, and "Mobility Life," fun living while being connected with mobility products. Furthermore, Sekisui House presents how homebuilders can serve as a hub and incorporate the latest technologies of Toshiba and Honda in people's lives within the houses they build. Moreover, Sekisui House will announce its future home concept that expands the current functions of home management and provides residents with enhanced peace of mind and comfort in various forms including health monitoring, health-care, nursing-care and a monitoring service. Together with an announcement of a new service that utilizes the latest sensing technologies, Sekisui House will propose a "SLOW & SMART" lifestyle for the future.

Toshiba will propose a new lifestyle where people enjoy convenient and comfort-focused services which become possible through connecting them via cloud computing. Toshiba will exhibit a diorama of a smart community, which describes the links between homes and mobility products within a community, which enable a stable supply of renewable energy through the utilization of batteries and management of EV recharging. Moreover, the Toshiba exhibit will also include "smart" home appliances (refrigerator, washing machine, LED lighting apparatus and air-conditioning unit), REGZA 84V-type 4K-compatible LCD TV that inspires viewers with its high-quality images, the latest models of the "dynabook" notebook computer as well as the advanced REGZA Tablet.

Honda will exhibit the MC-β, a micro-sized short distance EV commuter which will be used in field tests jointly with Kumamoto Prefecture, Saitama City and Miyakojima City in Japan. Other items on display include the UNI-CUB and the Walking Assist Device with Bodyweight Support System, which help people realize free mobility in an indoor environment, and the FCX Clarity, Honda's fuel cell electric vehicle that creates the ultimate in clean performance as well as new value by supplying external electric power from the car to the home.

Sekisui House supports the safety and comfort of people's lives by employing advanced household-related technologies from the construction stage. Toshiba pursues the realization of a smart community through the stable supply of energy and creation of efficient living space for people. Honda continues providing people with the joy of mobility with its next-generation mobility products. Together, these three companies will collaborate beyond the boundaries of industries and propose a more secure, more comfortable and smarter lifestyle of the future with hydrogen based clean energy.

The companies are planning to hold a joint press conference at the booth at 10:15 a.m. on November 21, 2013.

Image of the booth

Image of the booth

<List of items on display> 
【Sekisui House】

  • SLOW&SMART – realizing SLOW life with the latest SMART technologies
  • Smart Healthcare Support that utilizes wearable sensors
  • Slow Living – comfortable space designed based on scientific analysis of human physiology and behavior
  • Mobility Life – fun living while being connected with mobility products
  • Airkis - providing environmentally-responsible and human-friendly air
  • Hybrid SHEQAS that makes large home windows possible while maintaining the ability to mitigate seismic motion by 50%


  • FEMINITY-compatible smart home appliances (refrigerator, washing machine, air-conditioning unit and LED lighting apparatus)
  • REGZA 84V-type 4K-competible LCD TV
  • dynabook notebook computers
  • REGZA Tablet


  • MC-β, micro-sized EV
  • UNI-CUB, personal mobility device
  • Walking Assist Device with Bodyweight Support System
  • FCX Clarity, fuel cell electric vehicle

The following items will also be exhibited at the test-driving/demonstration event organized by JAMA

  • MC-β, micro-sized EV (test driving)
  • Micro Commuter Prototype, micro-sized EV (demonstration of autonomous driving)
  • UNI-CUB, personal mobility device (test driving)


  • Theme: “KURUMA NETWORKING: Vehicles connecting with people's lives and society.”
  • Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (West 4 Hall and rooftop exhibition site / conference tower)
  • Date: November 22 through December 1, 2013
    Press days: November 20 and 21
  • Organizer: The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA)
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