Honda Develops Autonomous Clarity FCV For G7 Summit

Supporting the Japanese government’s desire to see high-tech products at the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Ise-Shima, held on May 26-27, Honda has lifted the veils off an autonomous development vehicle, based on the Clarity.

Details on this particular Honda Clarity have yet to be released, but it is part of the brand’s intentions towards autonomous driving and will be taking on the battle of having a self-driving ride on the highways by the end of the decade.

The car will be showcased at the Japan PR Exhibition, set up by the government from the Land of the Rising Sun, within the International Media Center of the Summit, where Honda will be displaying a multiple number of products such as the UNI-CUB personal mobility device, the MC-B micro-sized electric vehicle and the Honda Walking Assist Device.

Honda already started delivering the first Clarity units in Japan, where the hydrogen-powered model has a starting price of 7,660,000 Yen ($ 67,995), promising a total driving range of around 750 km (470 miles). Sales for the four-door FCV will begin in the US later this year, where the car will start from approximately $60,000 and will offer an estimated driving range of just over 300 miles (~480 km), while in Europe, it will be offered by the end of 2017.

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