Honda Teases Its “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem”, Weird EV Commuters – Video

8 months ago by Jay Cole 15

Honda continues to tease its presence at the upcoming 2017 CES show this January in Las Vegas, with not only a new all-electric (and very much a concept) vehicle – NeuV, but something called its “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem”.

Honda’s 2017 CES exhibit will include the NeuV, a concept autonomous EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) that creates new possibilities for human interaction and new value for customers.

Honda’s 2017 CES exhibit will include the NeuV, a concept autonomous EV commuter vehicle equipped “with artificial intelligence” (AI)

And yes, besides the NeuV, there is another quirky  (yet wildly impractical) concept in the teaser spot – the Uni Cub, a personal mobility device with a 6 km range (approximately 1.5 hours at the speed of 4 km/h) and a 6 km/hr top speed.

Here’s hoping that Honda also decides to show off something a little more mainstream that plugs in next month in Vegas (or failing that, the next week after CES in Detroit for the NAIAS).

…such as its all-electric Clarity and ~40+ mile plug-in hybrid Clarity that will go on sale in the US in 2017; following up on the recently arrival of the Clarity Fuel Cell that arrived this week in California.

Whatever Honda does bring, InsideEVs will be attending the show live to report back.

Further details are sparse, but Honda did release this statement earlier:

“Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda today announced that “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” will be the theme for its participation at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.”

Its the Honda Uni Cub - no further words needed past the image to describe it

Its the Honda Uni Cub – no further words needed past the image to describe it

“Honda will feature interactive and immersive experiences designed to showcase a future technology path toward a redefined mobility experience. From reducing traffic congestion to creating new modes of in-car connectivity, visitors will have an opportunity to explore and demo technologies with the potential to make people’s lives better. The exhibit will include the NeuV, a concept automated EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) called “emotion engine”*1 that creates new possibilities for human interaction and new value for customers.

Continuing its pursuit of open innovation and collaboration, Honda also will announce initiatives with startup companies and global brands that will create a more productive and enjoyable mobility experience.”

 

Additional notes on the CES presentation via Honda:

To showcase its vision of a redefined mobility experience, Honda will unveil concepts on urban mobility, artificial intelligence, and robotics at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Honda will kick off its CES presence with an 11:00 am PST press conference on January 5, 2017 at LVCC, North Hall – 7312. To watch the livestream of the press conference, visit Honda.us/CESPressConference.

Editor’s Note: and yes, we know the “watch the livestream” link is currently broken…don’t blame us

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15 responses to "Honda Teases Its “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem”, Weird EV Commuters – Video"

  1. pjwood1 says:

    Darn, looks like the Elio is going to have to wait.

  2. Damocles Axe says:

    It seems like Honda is showing its CONTEMPT for electric cars!

    I’ve been loving my 5-speed Honda Civic with 40 MPG for 15 years and would love to buy an electric version if they would only make one…

  3. Vexar says:

    So… let me get this straight, the rolling, autonomous, tank-less toilet can swarm? Dear God, Elon was right, AI could destroy us all!

  4. WadeTyhon says:

    Hmmm the Honda Uni Cub looks like a Segway branded portable toilet. Perhaps useful for lazy campers.

    The NeuV looks like my vacuum if the handle and dust bag were removed. Very futuristic.

    I simply cannot wait for all these and more awesome Honda innovations. 🙂

  5. speculawyer says:

    I think Toyota and Honda are trying to mock EVs with these loopy designs.

    1. Damocles Axe says:

      Exactly!

  6. Iletric says:

    Looks like an airport people mover.

    Well, Honda, I have a great name for you for a fantastic car EVERYBODY wants: Prelud-e (electrified updated Prelude) with, say, 80 kWh LG cells inside.

    Now that’s the car to bring to CES. Are you listening, Honda?

  7. Someone out there says:

    I agree with other commenters, this is a big “F U” to electric vehicles. So just let this dinosaur die, they don’t deserve your attention

  8. Apkungen says:

    Tiered of all this crap. Who will by this? Ever?

  9. Steven says:

    Weird as it is, I have to give them credit for these Blue Sky projects. True, most of them will never make it to market, but like wallpaper paste, if you throw enough on a way, some may stick.

    Hey Honda, how about an electric version of your wildly popular Helix scooter?

  10. Mark C says:

    Another of those “we’re looking to the future” concepts while they delay doing anything useful in the world I live in.

  11. Jay D says:

    Yawn… tis strange to watch the Japanese making themselves irrelevant. We loved our ’92 Civic and then the ’00 Odyssey, but it’ll probably be replaced by a Pacifica PHEV.

  12. Ocean Railroader says:

    When I see this stuff it reminds me of the fatty cart beds from the movie Wall E. Along with how the humans in it weigh over 300 pounds by lying down all day. We really don’t need some of this stuff.