Blue skies for our children. That’s Honda’s wonderfully Japanese/English slogan that it uses as a fresh shibboleth to describe the company’s plan for the future. It’s vague enough to be positive, positive enough to be corporate, and corporate enough to be repeated in presentations around the world. I’ve certainly heard it a million times.
The 2015 Honda Meeting in Utsunomiya, Japan this week was, thankfully, held under a brilliant blue autumn sky, on Honda’s R&D track filled with the roar of short test drives in the NSX hybrid and the deafening electric silence of the upcoming hydrogen fuel cell FCEV. But that wasn’t all. The amount of technical information Honda offered to visiting journalists during the Meeting was nothing short of overwhelming, which is why I’m glad that Autoblog editor Seyth Miersma was along for the ride. We were both at the same event, but we paid special attention to very different things.