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Honda Plans To Release 'Level 4' Autonomous Vehicles By 2025

By Brian Spaen

Honda has set up plans to release vehicles with “Level 3” and “Level 4” automated driving within the next eight years. The announcement was made at a media briefing in Japan late last week, and there were demonstrations that showcased the technology on a closed test course at their R&D Center.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) have developed a six-level classification system for autonomous vehicles and it goes from level zero to five. Honda’s goal is to have “Level 3” cars ready for freeway operation by 2020 (which was announced prior to last week) and to have “Level 4” cars operational by 2025. They were able to show off their progress with both stages of the technology.

What are the differences between the levels? The third gives the driver an ability to look away from their driving, making it safe to watch something or operate mobile devices. It still requires manual operation at specific moments and it will alert the driver in plenty of time.