After three years of co-developing a new-generation fuel cell stack aimed at light vehicles, military, aerospace and other applications, Honda and GM have announced the establishment of Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC—the industry’s first joint venture for fuel-cell production.
Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) uses a combination of high-precision printing technology and advanced electronics. The result is lightweight, package-efficient and physically flexible circuitry, first used by Ford on a limited trial basis in the overhead console of the 2013 Fusion.
Developed in-house over a three-year period, Honda's new transaxle is the industry’s first production 10-speed for front-drive vehicles. It boasts a ratio spread of 10.1 and is set up for rapid skip-shifting.
The driver's experience of being in a vehicle, but not driving, means opportunities for working or relaxing, as envisioned in a vehicle cabin concept from the world's largest supplier of automotive interiors.
An ultralight door architecture nets a 42.5% weight savings compared to a current production door, and that's enough to put this lightweight concept, developed via collaboration, in an enviable position.