Hanging Off the Ridge: Honda recalls 112,000 Ridgeline pickups for frame corrosion

Toronto, Ontario — More than 112,0-0 Honda Ridgelines have been recalled this week over fire safety hazard concerns due to rear-frame corrosion issues. The rear frame of these vehicles could become corroded and detach alongside exposure to road salt, which in turn causes fires and other significant damage, said Honda. The Honda Ridgelines affected by […]

Electric Innovation: Sony and Honda form Sony Mobility Inc.

Tokyo, Japan — Sony and Honda have formally signed a joint venture agreement, forming Sony Mobility Inc—a company to provide its first electric vehicles and “services for mobility” in 2025. This signing cements previous informal discussions on the possibility of the entertainment company partnering with the vehicle manufacturer. The Sony website showcases prototypes of multiple […]

Daunting Data: Tesla makes up for nearly 70 percent of U.S. ADAS-related crashes, NHTSA says

Toronto, Ontario — The first-ever mandated release of advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) crash data took place on Wednesday, revealing that 273 crashes involving ADAS have been linked to Tesla since July of 2021—more than any other automaker. More than 500 total crash reports from automakers and tech companies were submitted to the National Highway Traffic […]

Civic Structure: Honda project lead talks Civic steel content, laser brazing at GDIS

Novi, Michigan — More OEM material strategy tidbits are emerging from the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) symposium that took place in mid-May, including a presentation from a Honda project leader that delved into some of the decisions made on the 2022 Civic’s unique body structure. New model local project leader at Honda Development and […]

Stealing Spree: Car theft rising in Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario — A recent crime wave has left Ottawa Police with a grim warning: vehicle theft is on the rise. Between Jan 1 and May 31, the Ottawa Police says there were 230 reported vehicle thefts in 2022, twice as many as in 2021. In the latter half of May alone, 21 Honda CRVs […]

EV/AV Report: May 23, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the British Columbia government has a limited time deal for EV charging station installations, Circle K’s parent company is looking to link up its North American stores and Honda reveals initial sketches of upcoming electric SUV. Less Charges for More Charge If you have […]

Prior Engagements: Ford and Honda won’t be at SEMA 2022, organizers say

Las Vegas, Nevada — In a surprise to much of the automotive community, international automakers Ford and Honda have announced that they will not be showing up to this year’s SEMA trade show, set for November in Las Vegas, Nev. Normally high-profile fixtures at the annual auto show, Ford and Honda were named in a recent […]

EV/AV Report: April 11, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Honda made a deal with GM to use Ultium battery technology on upcoming EVs, a Toyota subsidiary has found a cheaper option for AV data collection and the “Centre of Excellence” technology lab is turning out to be a hub of innovation. EV Treaty […]

OEM Alliance: Honda to use GM’s Ultium battery tech on upcoming EV lineup

Tokyo, Japan — Honda will be betting big on General Motors’ Ultium, announcing on Wednesday that the two companies will co-operate to develop a series of affordable electric vehicles based on GM’s battery technology. GM said in a press release that they expect to start rolling out millions of compact crossover vehicles in 2027 in a […]