Honda is a copper industrial company, primarily known for its cars, motorcycles and robots. The company was founded on September 24, 1948, the founder - Soichiro Honda.
Products - cars, trucks, airplanes, motorcycles, scooters, electric generators, works, marine engines. Until the 1960s, Honda specialized in the production of motorcycles and in general automotive was not its business. Subsequently, the company decided to enter the automotive market and this news was not approved by the government of Japan. It was believed that competing in the global market with Toyota, Datsun (Nissan) and Mitsubishi, will eventually harm the state. In the end, the opinion of officials was ignored by Honda's leadership.
After the energy crisis of 1973, when the rise in oil and fuel prices led to the demand for economical cars, the Honda models became the best-seller in the US market, and somewhat strengthened their position on the European market.
Honda has been successful due to objective factors such as high quality and reliability of the car (one of the best indicators in the automobile industry), modern technological solutions (by the way, Honda designers for the first time applied the transverse arrangement of the engine and the front drive, which made the interior more spacious in compact dimensions of the car ), the original marketing policy (Honda - drivers' cars - cars focused on the active style of management, with modern design in the styles "sport" and "techno").
As expected, the Honda FCX with a hydrogen engine will go down in the history of the company and the world's automotive industry, making Honda the world's first automaker, which will begin mass production of cars with full hydrogen fuel.
Honda is one of the world leaders in the production of motorcycles. In September 2014, the company crossed the mark of production of 300 million motorcycles. It took 66 years to achieve this. The entire corporation has 33 factories for the production of motorcycles and components to them, located in the 22 countries of the world.
ASIMO is an example of Honda's active research and development robotics development program. This is the 11th model in the line of successful robots since 1986. First of all, the company is working on technologies that would allow in the future to become the leader of a new industry. Creating the appropriate servomechanisms, the technology of artificial vestibular apparatus, stability modules, mechanical "joints," etc., suggests that Honda from a mechanical point of view went further than software for "iron".