Of the plethora of vehicles at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the Honda NeuV Concept has been one of the most difficult monikers to pronounce. The petite all-electric NeuV demonstrates Honda’s Artificial Intelligence technology, called the Honda Automated Network Assistant, with a judgmental temperament.
The Honda NeuV is capable of making judgments about the driver’s state of stress based on facial expressions and/or tone of voice. Using that information, the vehicle can provide assistance to the driver to support safe driving. By learning the driver’s lifestyle and preferences, the car can provide suggestions to the individual driver regarding destination, driving routes, or the commuting lifestyle. The NeuV thus establishes a new level of communication between driver and the vehicle using Artificial Intelligence.
The NeuV also comes loaded with autonomous driving technology. Using its AI, and the autonomous and connectivity tech, the NeuV can also exploit the ride-sharing when it is not being used; albeit with permission from its owner.
The all-electric NeuV is cubic in shape with LED lights and doors that pivot upwards to a 90-degree angle. The two-seater cabin is dominated by a large screen running across replacing the dashboard. The steering is minimalistic, while the suede leather upholstery makes the interior appear very premium. So far, the carmaker has not divulged any details about the powertrain of the NeuV show car.
Using this NeuV concept, Honda showcased their futuristic hardware such as AI, autonomy and ride-sharing. These technologies will surely make their way to production Honda cars in the years to come.