Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

At recent 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan, which was held on May 26-27, Honda unveiled an automated drive version of its Clarity Fuel Cell (FCV). Previously, Honda had said that it aims to have an autonomous vehicle by the end of 2020, and that its self-driving vehicle operates in almost the same way as Toyota’s Highway Teammate.

The brand already has a number of assistance systems – including lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning and collision mitigation braking system and adaptive cruise control – all packaged under the Honda Sensing umbrella.

Second Generation Automated Acura RLX Development Vehicle

The automaker has also been testing automated technology in the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (pictured above). Fitted with a radar, LIDAR, GPS sensors, high-performance central processing and graphics processing units, more intelligent software algorithms, cabling, heat management and circuitry, the car is equipped with more items than what was on the first-generation RLX with automated tech.

Meanwhile, the autonomous Clarity being presented in Japan is Honda’s way of supporting the Japanese government’s efforts to convey unique high-tech products from the country to the world. Also on display from Honda at the event was its UNI-CUB personal mobility device, MC-B micro-sized electric vehicle and the Honda Walking Assist Device.