Honda joins GM, Mercedes, Toyota in self-driving group

In a statement issued on November 7, Honda threw its hat in the self-driving-vehicle ring by joining the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC). The AVSC, formed in April, already includes SAE International, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Uber ATG, Daimler, and Lyft as members.

“Honda sees great potential in automated vehicle technology to greatly reduce injuries and fatalities for all road users,” said Toshihiro Mibe, president and representative director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., in explaining Honda’s decision to participate. “Joining AVSC will allow us to further our goals by establishing broadly accepted best safety practices.”