Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota unveil new motorcycles
Posted On August 3, 2021
Motorcycle seats will be added to vehicles in Japan in a bid to fight air pollution, but automakers and manufacturers will also be testing the technology in real-world conditions.
Read MoreThe announcements come as Japan is facing a record-breaking number of air pollution-related deaths, with more than 14,000 people dying in the first five months of this year alone.
The government has announced that the nation is on track to reach a national air quality goal of 2,500 mpg by 2025.
It is expected that the number of deaths will fall sharply as the new technology is introduced.
Japan’s government says it will use the technology to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the country’s air.
But the vehicles, while designed to be safe, have been accused of creating the world’s biggest problem.
Honda has said that the new seats will allow cars to run for longer and provide comfort in tough conditions.
Nissan, which has been working on motorcycle seats for a decade, has said the seats would be the perfect replacement for the old airbag-equipped seats used in many vehicles.
Read more”We are also trying to use the seat technology to improve the vehicle performance in the toughest conditions,” said Nissan Motor’s director of mobility and safety, Tomiichi Ogawa.
“The seat will be suitable for all kinds of driving conditions, and it will be safe in all situations.”
Toyota Motor Corporation has also said the new seat technology would help improve driving safety and reduce air pollution.
“The new motorcycle seats have a better structure and will provide a better quality of life for riders and drivers,” a Toyota spokesman told CNN.
“We will continue to evaluate the benefits of this innovative technology, and we hope to bring the technology into the new vehicles and products in the near future.”
In addition to Honda and Toyota, Honda is working on a prototype of a motorcycle seat designed for use in its sporty SUVs.