Honda Walk Assist, which supports gait rehabilitation, will be released for customers on a leasing basis in November. The device has been in development since 1999 and it has taken almost 17 years since the project's launch to become a viable product with practical use.
Honda debuted their new lightweight convertible model "S660" today. It will be the first lightweight convertible to be released by Honda in 19 years since production of the Honda Beat was discontinued in 1996.
Honda's concept mini pickup car "N-TRUNK" and camping trailer "N-CAMP" will debut at JAPAN CAMPINGCAR SHOW 2015 starting on February 13. They are compact and pretty, which is perfect for camping in Japan.
After Honda Aircraft Company conducted a flight test of their lightweight jet Honda Jet on June 27, they announced to the public the success of its maiden flight. It became an important milestone toward manufacturing the mass-production model.
Our previous coverage about Honda Jet (more photos & video):
Honda announced that their old-school two‐wheeled motorbike, Super Cub, has obtained 3D trademark registration with the Japanese Patent Office. This is the first time in Japan that the shape of a vehicle is protected.
Honda Aircraft Company, Honda's subsidiary aircraft business, has just introduced their currently in-development lightweight jet called HondaJet to the public at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
They also announced that they will begin the full-scale process for commercial production in order to start delivering to end customers within 2015 after being able to obtain the aircraft's type certification by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) of the United States.
The Japanese and anyone else lucky enough to be here are celebrating an intermittently occurring secular holiday that spans an entire month. Various gatherings, parties, festivals, and no-real-reason-necessary events with groups from a just a few people to several thousand are currently being held across the entire nation. One famous robot, too.