Η Waymo, η νέα εταιρία της Google σε ότι έχει να κάνει με τα αυτόνομα αυτοκίνητα, μετά την δημιουργία των αυτόνομων Chrysler Pacifica σε συνεργασία με την Fiat Chrysler, ανακοίνωσε πως θα συνεργαστεί και με την Honda.

Οι δύο εταιρίες με κοινό δελτίο τύπου αναφέρουν πως ξεκινούν “επίσημες συζητήσεις” ώστε να καταλήξουν σε μια συμφωνία, με την Honda να προσφέρει αυτοκίνητά της στην Waymo, η οποία θα τα εξοπλίσει με αυτόνομη τεχνολογία. Έως ότου οι δύο πλευρές καταλήξουν σε συμφωνία, οι μηχανικοί των δύο εταιριών θα εργαστούν από κοινού για την ανάπτυξη και την εφαρμογή της αυτόνομης τεχνολογίας, με την Honda να ευελπιστεί πως θα προσφέρει στην αγορά ένα αυτοκίνητο με αυτόνομες λειτουργίες το 2020.

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Honda and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo Enter Discussions on Technical Collaboration of Fully Self-driving Automobile Technology

TOKYO, Japan, December 22, 2016 – Honda R&D Co., Ltd., the R&D subsidiary of HondaMotor Co., Ltd., announced today that it is entering into formal discussions with Waymo, an independent company of Alphabet Inc., to integrate its self-driving technology with Honda vehicles. This technical collaboration between Honda researchers and Waymo’s self-driving technology team will allow both companies to learn about the integration of fully self-driving sensors, software and computer into Honda vehicles.

As part of the discussion on technical collaboration, Honda could initially provide Waymo with vehicles modified to accommodate Waymo’s self-driving technology. These vehicles would join Waymo’s fleet, which are currently being tested across four U.S. cities.

This collaboration would take place with Honda R&D engineers based in Silicon Valley, California and Tochigi, Japan, who would work closely with Waymo engineers based in Mountain View, California and Novi, Michigan.

Honda previously announced its intention to put production vehicles with automated driving capabilities on highways sometime around 2020 related to its goal of a collision-free society. In addition to these on-going efforts, this technical collaboration with Waymo would allow Honda R&D to explore a different technological approach to bring fully self-driving technology to market. Through these joint efforts, Waymo and Honda R&D will begin to explore the potential of a broad range of automated driving technologies.

About Honda R&D Co, Ltd.

Honda R&D Co., Ltd. is an independent subsidiary company of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and serves as Honda’s primary research and development organization for the company’s automobile, motorcycle, power products and aviation products. Based on over half a century of accumulated engineering expertise, Honda R&D seeks to actively lead the way through new technologies and resources to define the future of mobility. Honda R&D is playing a central role in the development of Honda’s automated driving technologies, with responsibility for the entire process from fundamental research to product development. For more information, please visit: http://world.honda.com/RandD/

  • εχεις δει το οχημα της google…βλεπεις τα τελευταια χρονια τα HONDA πως ειναι…..
    θα κλαψουν τα ματακια μας σιγουρα !!!!! :-P