New Honda Test-Bed Facility Allows Automaker to Advance Automated Vehicle Technology
The Honda brand is already known for the innovative technology it weaves throughout all its vehicles. As far as technology advancements go, the automaker is an industry leader. From safety features to comfort and convenience amenities, Honda has made leaps and bounds to ensure its drivers are always ahead of the curve.
With that in mind, Honda’s latest announcement, that it has begun testing automated and connected vehicle technology at a new, designated facility, should come as no surprise. Honda showcased what it had been working on with automated technology just last year at ITS World Congress in Detroit. Viewers saw a vehicle capable of automated freeway merging, lane exiting and changing and vehicle-to-vehicle “virtual tow” capabilities. Now, Honda has its own newly-branded test-bed site to advance its new technologies. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority and the City of Concord came to an agreement that allows Honda to use the Concord Naval Weapons Station in the San Francisco Bay Area as its test site. Called “GoMentum Station,” the former Naval Weapons Station is now the largest secure test-bed site of its kind.
GoMentum Station is a 5,000-acre facility that includes 20 miles of paved, city-like roadway grids, buildings and other urban infrastructures in order to provide a realistic test environment for Honda. The automaker will use this facility to continue building its futuristic automated and connected vehicle technologies, and test them in a safe environment.
While these technologies are still in the works, current Honda models are already coming equipped with modern driver-assistive technologies. When you shop at our Honda dealership near Bryn Mawr, PA, you’ll find models that feature Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System and Road Departure Mitigation. Each new technology is just another step toward Honda’s goal of creating a collision-free society. To learn more about how these technologies can keep you safe on the road, stop by Conicelli Honda today!
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