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Honda Invests in U.S.-based Helm.ai to Strengthen its Software Technology Development

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:04am

Helm.ai is an AI software startup established in November 2016, and Honda and Helm.ai have been working in collaboration since 2019 through Honda Xcelerator(3), a global open innovation program of Honda.

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  • Helm.ai is an AI software startup established in November 2016, and Honda and Helm.ai have been working in collaboration since 2019 through Honda Xcelerator(3), a global open innovation program of Honda.
  • Honda invested in Helm.ai to strengthen value creation in the efforts to make mobility products more intelligent and to generate greater achievements more quickly.
  • The financing will further strengthen the relationship between the two companies and accelerate development of original solutions for Honda that combine Honda technologies and AI technologies of Helm.ai.
  • The program is led by Honda Innovations Inc., a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. based in Silicon Valley in the U.S.

Honda and V2X Suisse Consortium to Advance Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Technology in Switzerland

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:00am

Honda will supply 50 Honda e electric vehicles to Switzerland's car sharing operator, Mobility.

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  • Honda will supply 50 Honda e electric vehicles to Switzerland's car sharing operator, Mobility.
  • To allow bi-directional charging, Honda is also providing 35 Honda Power Manager units.
  • In this project, a total of 50 Honda e units will be allocated to 40 stations across Switzerland.
  • A single Honda e can feed up to 20 kilowatts of power back into the grid when plugged into a bi-directional charging station.

Honda Signs Joint Development Agreement with SES, an EV Battery Research and Development Company

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 4:01am

Ltd.("SES"), a U.S. (Boston)-based EV battery research and development company.

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  • Ltd.("SES"), a U.S. (Boston)-based EV battery research and development company.
  • This joint development agreement with SES is part of the overall battery strategy of Honda.
  • From here onward, Honda and SES will pursue joint research for the realization of safe, high-durability and high-capacity next-generation EV batteries.
  • Recognizing the advanced technologies of SES, Honda signed a joint development agreement with SES with the aim to establish a good relationship with SES and expeditiously generate substantial achievements through our joint research activities.

Honda to Begin Sales of EU32i, All-New Portable Generator Equipped with Sine Wave Inverter, in Europe in March 2022

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 1:29am

TOKYO, Jan 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced plans to begin sales of an all-new EU32i portable generator equipped with a newly designed dedicated engine (maximum output: 3.2kVA).

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  • TOKYO, Jan 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced plans to begin sales of an all-new EU32i portable generator equipped with a newly designed dedicated engine (maximum output: 3.2kVA).
  • Sales will begin in the European region in March of this year, followed by the expansion of sales to other regions around the world.
  • To fulfill such needs, EU32i, an all-new generator equipped with a newly-developed dedicated GX130 engine with a sine wave inverter, which features both 3kVA-class high output and lightweight, compact and highly portable packaging.
  • For the exterior design, black-base coloring was adopted for the first time among all Honda generators.

Dakar 2022: A Showcase in the Desert

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 5:12am

However, one competition that makes up for the lack of races is the Dakar Rally.

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  • However, one competition that makes up for the lack of races is the Dakar Rally.
  • Motul has been a long term technical partner of the Dakar, having stepped up in 2018 to become a Major Partner of the event.
  • The Dakar Rally is considered the world's most legendary off-road race and this year it was held in the heart of the middle east, in Saudi Arabia.
  • For Motul, the Dakar presents the best living laboratory to test and develop its products under punishing conditions.