Honda associates conduct research, design, and development activities at 21 R&D facilities across the U.S.

Data Points

33 Honda and Acura models have been researched, designed, and developed in the U.S.
Honda has invested more than $1.2 billion into its U.S. R&D operations.
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  • DEDICATED DESIGN STUDIOS

    Honda and Acura operate separate and independently dedicated design studios in California for product design.

  • R&D BY U.S. ASSOCIATES

    Honda associates in America have led the research, design and development of 33 car and light truck models, 50 power equipment products, 37 powersports products, and HondaJet.

  • DESIGNING EVS IN AMERICA

    Honda associates are designing two new full-electric SUVs in the Honda and Acura design studios in California.

  • WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED WIND TUNNEL

    Honda’s new $124 million wind tunnel facility, Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio, is the world’s most advanced wind tunnel, offering three state-of-the-art testing functions in one location: aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, and racing. The facility will play a key role in Honda’s electrified future.

  • U.S. PATENTS

    Last year alone, Honda associates in the U.S. were issued 252 global patents including in the mechanical, electrical and chemical fields.

  • RACING PERFORMANCE

    Honda Performance Development, Inc., established in 1993 and located in Santa Clarita, California, is the technical operations center for Honda's high-performance racing program. The facility houses comprehensive engine design, engineering development, preparation, rebuilding and inspection areas, transit-style dynamometer test cells, machine shop, parts center and administrative support facilities.

Honda Opens World’s Most Advanced Wind Tunnel in Ohio

Honda built the new multifunctional HALO wind tunnel facility in Ohio to reinforce its commitment to developing fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles. One of the most advanced of its kind anywhere, the wind tunnel uses a unique interchangeable modular ground plane system capable of aerodynamic vehicle testing of production vehicles and race machines. With a five-belt rolling road system designed for production vehicle development and a second single wide-belt system for testing both high-performance sports cars and purpose-built race vehicles, the tunnel can generate wind speeds of more than 190 miles per hour.
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    Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, GoMentum Station contains 20-miles of paved, city-like roadway grids, buildings, and other urban infrastructure. Honda researchers are using the facility to test automated driving technologies using modified versions of Acura's flagship RLX sedan. New prototype sensors and cameras added to the vehicle will work hand-in hand with the extensive array of forward, reverse, and corner sensors that enable a suite of AcuraWatch safety and driver assistive technologies on the production RLX.
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    Honda Aero achieves significant U.S. aviation milestone
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