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All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey Offers Quieter Cabin, 10-Speed Transmission

Jan 10, 2017 - 1:48 PM - by

Families on the go will be excited to learn about the 2018 Honda Odyssey, which was just revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today.

As anticipated, this brand-new minivan is loaded with clever features and amenities. But despite the additional technology, this three-row hauler is still up to 95 pounds lighter than its predecessor, with 44 percent greater torsional rigidity.

Dimensionally, the new fifth-generation Odyssey is about an inch (30 millimeters) narrower than the outgoing model but its also almost half an inch (roughly 10 millimeters) longer. It shares the same underlying architecture as the Pilot crossover.

Exterior styling is more conservative than expected, with clean, flat surfaces and a familiar Honda grille. Inside, things are a little more interesting. Theres a host of soft materials and premium leather in
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Honda Could Team Up with Googles Waymo on Self-Driving Cars

Dec 23, 2016 - 3:36 PM - by

Honda is in talks with Waymo, Googles newly formed self-driving car project, to supply the tech company with vehicles.

If it moves forward, it will be a technical collaboration between Honda engineers and Waymos self-driving technology team, allowing both teams to learn from each other and work together. Honda will have to provide Waymo with vehicles that are specially modified to accommodate the self-driving technology, while Waymo would lend Honda its insight into self-driving technology, a field every automaker is interested in these days.

The step would help Honda towards its previously stated goal of having cars with automated driving capabilities on public roads sometime around 2020. Joining forces with Waymo may also give Honda a different approach at bring self-driving technology to market by doing so with a partner rather than alone. The type of vehicle to be provided by Honda wasnt
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Towing Review

Dec 15, 2016 - 3:22 PM - by

Towing 5,000 pounds isnt what it used to be. The weight of steel and wood hasnt changed but the towing capabilities and capacities of the vehicles responsible for moving them sure have.

We have half-ton trucks that can pull over 12,000-pounds,
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