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Introduction of HONDA ASV-2 (Passenger cars)

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.12 No.2


In response to the Advanced Safety Vehicle Project Phase 2 (ASV-2) proposed by the Ministry of Transport, we have addressed the two topics below with reference to the results from analysis of actual traffic accident conditions. After selecting effective technologies, we fabricated test vehicles for each of the objectives and moved forward with the research.
• Safety-enhancement through the reduction of both driver operating burden and rear-end collision damage through driving and operational support using CCD camera, radars, and related technology (Honda ASV-2, Vehicle 1).
• Enhancement of visual recognition to thereby provide information on the presence of motorcycles and pedestrians through information and visual support using communications and control devices, infrared cameras, and other technology (Honda ASV-2, Vehicle 2).
Research is proceeding on installation and implementation of each system, taking the basic approach of developing systems that will not interfere with driving operations. The test results on these systems have shown that they can be expected to produce accident-reducing effects. Minister of Transport approval was granted and road tests are being conducted on some of these technologies.


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Author (organization or company)

Nobuyoshi ASANUMA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Makoto KAWAI(Tochigi R&D Center)、Akio TAKAHASHI(Tochigi R&D Center)、Takayuki TSUJI(Tochigi R&D Center)

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