Honda believes that the fifth generation of telecommunications or 5G will bring about a transformation in the quality of life and safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Autonomous mobility continued to resist becoming a tangible reality. But this is about to change radically thanks to the great leap that this technology will facilitate.
Despite what you may think, an autonomous vehicle does not work alone.
The idea of smart driving and the traffic management solutions of the future are based on the connectivity of vehicles.
These new management systems will make it possible to address some of the most serious problems of advanced societies.
Traffic congestion in big cities, a shortage of parking spaces among other things that make traveling by car frustrating.
However, the true potential of autonomous driving cannot be realized until connected vehicles are able to “think” from the cloud.
This would make it possible to coordinate the circulation of all the vehicles that are moving in a certain area.
So that all of them could make decisions in which not only one crossing, but the entire area was taken into account.
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In August of this year, Honda revealed that bad driving habits are the leading cause of road accidents.
While in 2016 CESVI determined that in Mexico 90% of accidents are caused by the human factor;
That has made the main goal of autonomous driving to make cities and roads much safer.
This is precisely what the deployment of 5G networks will make possible.
Honda is ready for 5G connectivity
For Honda, the advent of autonomous mobility does not mean the end of driving pleasure, but rather the opposite.
Drivers, freed from the responsibility of driving and safeguarding the safety of the occupants, will be able to choose when they want to drive manually.
At Honda, the mobility of the future revolves around four key ideas: connected, autonomous, shared and electric driving (CASE).
One of Honda’s lines of research in this regard is the Augmented Driving system, which offers more than eight driving modes between manual and fully autonomous.
By simply pressing a button, the driver can switch from one mode to another, and several sensors installed in the vehicle are responsible for predicting the curiosity impulses.
Part of this technology, which aims to explore new ways of driving, is the new smart steering wheel, unveiled in January at CES 2020.
By slapping the wheel twice, the car starts up; by pulling it, the brakes are activated, and by pushing it, the driver “steps” on the accelerator.
Honda is prepared to accompany humanity in this revolution of connected mobility that will bring a great leap in road safety, efficiency and sustainability, along with a higher quality of life free of frustration.