Cruise to send 1st self-driving autos to Japan and commence improvement for tests
this year as part of Honda’s new mobility enterprise~
TOKYO, Japan, January twenty, 2021 – Honda nowadays introduced that it will collaborate with Cruise and
Basic Motors on self-driving autos for its autonomous car mobility assistance (MaaS) enterprise in Japan,
based on the improvement and industrial agreements signed in Oct 2018.
Cruise will be sending the 1st of its self-driving exam autos to Japan and commence improvement for tests
Additional in advance, Honda aims to start its MaaS enterprise employing the Cruise Origin, a car the 3 businesses
are jointly producing completely for autonomous car mobility assistance businesses. Honda Mobility
Remedies Co., Ltd., founded in February 2020, will be the operator of these kinds of MaaS enterprise in Japan.
Remarks by Dan Ammann, CEO of Cruise:
“Cruise’s mission to deliver safer, cleaner and a lot more accessible transportation is not constrained to the US.
These are main changes that are essential virtually just about everywhere in the globe, and this is a smaller, but symbolic
stage with Honda on our international journey.”
Remarks by Takahiro Hachigo, President & Consultant Director, Honda Motor Co, Ltd.:
“This collaboration with Cruise will enable the creation of new price for mobility and people’s every day life,
which we try for underneath Honda’s 2030 Eyesight of serving persons throughout the world with the pleasure of expanding their
life’s probable. As a result of lively collaboration with associates who share the similar interests and aspirations,
Honda will keep on to accelerate the realization of our autonomous car MaaS enterprise in Japan.”