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Honda IH ConceptHonda takes us hundreds of years into the future to a world disrupted by the impact of a gigantic comet.

The resulting heat and drought have wiped out technology, infrastructure and life as we know it.

The few scientists have created a vehicle that serves as a companion and protector in the inhospitable and lonely environment, like a horse did to early pioneers.

The Honda IH symbolizes a mix of mobility and companionship in an inhumane, hot, dry and dangerous environment. The vehicle takes advantage of three key elements which will emerge in the near future: local production, artificial intelligence and additive technology.

The vehicle uses the efficient, lightweight, strong, and functional characteristics of bones for its inspiration. A.I. technology and nanotechnology gives everybody the power to produce material resources and parts for the vehicle locally. Additive technology is a revolutionary attempt to produce very small or especially very large parts in a more efficient way to save weight and resources while improving the strength and flexibility of the product.

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