Honda's 2030 Vision: forming partnerships to explore AI and other new fields
Level 4 automated driving technologies to be established by 2025
|New Civic sedan to be launched in Japan in late July 2017 (Photo: Honda)|
Honda's 2030 Vision, which was released on June 8, 2017, illustrates its target for 2030 to "lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives." Toward this end, the automaker will focus on three business viewpoints: "inter-regional coordination and collaboration", "collaboration for open innovation with third parties", and "strengthening the foundations of existing businesses."
"Collaboration for open innovation" calls for Honda to form partnerships with other companies and organizations to transform existing businesses and enter new fields. Honda has established new in-house R&D units that lead activities in new areas such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. These new units serve as contacts for external partners. Honda is also cooperating with other companies in a wide range of business fields. The automaker is working with Waymo for development of automated driving technologies and Hitachi Automotive Systems for development, production, and sale of motors for electrified vehicles.
For "inter-regional coordination and collaboration", Honda will refine global models including the Civic, CR-V, and Accord to be strong sellers in any region. At the same time, Honda will develop regional models more efficiently. Multiple regions with similar customer needs will work together to develop and share competitive models.
Prior to announcement of its 2030 Vision, Honda revealed its plans for electrification and introduction of advanced safety technologies to realize a carbon- and collision-free society. According to its plans for electrification, Honda will initially focus on plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs), while at the same time also enhancing development of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). A China-exclusive EV model is scheduled to go on sale in 2018. The company is aiming for two-thirds of its global units sales to be electrified vehicles in 2030.
As for the introduction of advanced safety technologies, the automaker will increase the number of vehicles that feature the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, including a collision mitigation braking system. In Japan, all new models including mini vehicles will be equipped with Honda Sensing as a standard feature starting with the all-new N-BOX that will be fully redesigned in the fall of 2017. This safety package will increasingly be made available for new models in North America, China, and Europe as well. Regarding introduction of automated driving, Honda plans to realize these technologies for multiple lanes on highways by 2020, and to establish "level 4" (in which the system conducts all driving tasks and does not require the driver to intervene under certain roadway and environment conditions) automated driving technologies by 2025.
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2030 Vision: Honda to lead advancement of mobility and enable improvement of daily lives
Honda presented its 2030 Vision to clarify what the automaker seeks to be in 2030 to respond to and overcome rapid changes to the business environment and maintain its presence even until 2050. According to its vision, Honda intends to create new values in "mobility" and "people's daily lives". It aims to be a company that can "lead advancement of mobility and enable people to improve their daily lives". Outlined below are Honda's initiatives to fulfill its 2030 Vision, as well as three business perspectives to focus on" to transform and develop the company's existing businesses and create new values through efficient use of finite corporate resources.
Direction of Honda's initiatives to fulfill 2030 Vision
|Creating value for mobility and consumers' daily lives||Honda will focus on three areas: mobility, robotics, and energy solutions.|
|Accommodating social and individual diversity||Honda will offer optimum products and services based on its belief that "technologies should be used to help people in a human-centric way".|
|Toward a clean and safe/secure society||Striving to be a leading company in the areas of environment and safety, Honda will invest more resources in these areas. The automaker aims to realize a carbon- and collision-free society.|
Business perspectives to focus on
|Inter-regional coordination and collaboration||Honda will increase the efficiency of its operations from a global perspective.|
|Honda will refine its global models to be strong sellers in any region. As for regional models, multiple regions with similar customer needs will work together to develop and share competitive models.|
|Collaboration for open innovation||Honda will clarify what it should do on its own and focus on those areas. At the same time, the automaker will actively engage in open innovation with external partners.|
|Honda's strengths are its technologies for powertrains, which encompass everything from internal combustion engines to electrified vehicles, as well as packaging, and its global business foundation.|
|Honda identifies the powertrain and packaging as its core technologies. In the meantime the automaker will enhance partnerships with other companies in manufacturing products as well as creating new experiences for customers.|
|Strengthening foundations of existing businesses||Introduction of new development processes for automobiles: At Honda, development, engineering, and sales teams will work together to develop new products. In this way the company will increase efficiency for generating products and services that appeal to customers' emotions.|
|In October 2016 the automaker established a "Product and Perceived Quality Planning Division" within Honda R&D. This division will ensure that Honda's products will feature "perceived quality," which cannot be quantified.|
|Honda is currently considering the introduction of a modular strategy including shared parts and units, to offer perceived quality.|
|Honda will establish an "Automobile Cost Planning Division" to deepen coordination for its development, purchasing, and production divisions to strengthen existing cost planning capabilities and reduce comprehensive costs.|
|The initiatives noted above will be introduced starting from the vehicles that are scheduled to go on sale in 2019.|
Collaboration for open innovation: Partnership with Waymo for automated driving technologies
|GM and Honda establish fuel cell system joint venture (Photo: GM)|
Honda has identified the powertrain and packaging as its core technologies. In addition to concentrating the efforts on these, Honda considers it essential to form partnerships with other companies in order to evolve its existing businesses and explore new areas.
Honda established new in-house units such as a "R&D Center X," which will develop new value areas and advance open innovations with external partners. The automaker is also actively collaborating with other companies and universities. It is working with Google-affiliated Waymo on automated driving technologies, with GM for fuel cell systems, and Hitachi Automotive Systems (Hitachi AMS) for motors in electrified vehicles. Kyoto University and Boston University are also partnered with Honda for joint R&D on AI technologies.
Honda establishes new in-house units for R&D in new areas and open innovations
|Honda R&D Innovations, Inc.||In April 2017, Honda reorganized Silicon Valley Lab, an innovation hub within Honda R&D Americas, Inc., into Honda R&D Innovations, Inc. and expanded the scope of its functions. The new company will seek partnerships for innovations in all areas of Honda's activities. Target areas include connected vehicles and internet of things services, human machine interfaces, machine intelligence/robotics, connected services, personal mobility, the sharing economy, and industrial innovation.|
|R&D Center X||In April 2017 Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Honda, established R&D Center X, a new unit that assumes responsibility for R&D in new value areas. Initially, it will conduct R&D for robotics including energy management and AI that works cooperatively with people, which is a foundation for these technologies. This new unit will form strategic partnerships with other companies through Honda Innovation Lab Tokyo, which is mentioned below.|
|Honda R&D Innovation Lab Tokyo||In the fall of 2016, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. established a lab in Tokyo that conducts R&D regarding "AI technologies that works cooperatively with people" and "digital technologies that make vehicles more intelligent." The lab carries out R&D not only in the new value areas for which R&D Center X is responsible, but also in existing areas such as automated driving and connectivity. It also plays the role of a liaison with external partners for R&D Center X.|
Collaboration with other companies
|In June 2016 Honda announced plans to conduct a joint research project with Softbank Corp. for application of the "emotion engine" (a set of AI technologies developed by cocoro SB of the Softbank Group, which enables machines to artificially generate their own emotions) for vehicles. The two companies aim to develop technologies that enable vehicles to perceive the emotions of the driver from conversation with them and other information obtained from various sensors, and to engage in dialog based on the vehicle's own emotions.|
|In December 2016 Honda R&D Co., Ltd. entered formal discussions on technical collaboration for self-driving technologies in the U.S. with Waymo, a subsidiary owned by Google's holding company Alphabet. The engineering teams of the two companies will integrate Waymo's self-driving technologies including sensors, software, and on-board computers into Honda vehicles. These vehicles will join Waymo's fleet that is currently being tested on public streets in the U.S.|
(fuel cell systems)
|In January 2017, GM and Honda established Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC, a 50:50 joint venture for producing fuel cell systems. Its production line is located in GM's battery pack plant in Detroit, Michigan and is expected to manufacture fuel cell systems starting in around 2020. GM and Honda will use the systems separately in their respective products. The two companies will work together to improve the performance of the fuel cell system and reduce the cost of development and production through economies of scale and common sourcing.|
|Hitachi Automotive Systems
|Honda and Hitachi Automotive Systems (Hitachi AMS) established a joint venture to develop, manufacture, and sell motors for electrified vehicles in July 2017. The venture, Hitachi Automotive Motor Systems (Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki), was set up with an investment of JPY 5 billion, and is 51% owned by Hitachi AMS and 49% by Honda. After establishing subsidiaries in China and the U.S., it intends to mass-produce motors which it will develop starting in 2019 in Japan and 2020 in China and the U.S. The output will be supplied not only to Honda but also to other OEMs.|
Joint research projects with academia
|Honda began joint research of AI technologies with the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University in April 2017. Both partners aim to establish a concept in which society broadly accepts and utilizes AI that collaborates with people. Honda Research Institute Japan, a Honda R&D subsidiary, launched a joint research project with the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University.|
|In May 2017, Honda Research Institute (HRI), a Honda R&D subsidiary, and Boston University agreed to conduct joint research in the area of data security for AI technologies. As Honda aims to develop "AI that cooperates with people," personal information about the users should be collected and analyzed. Thus, sophisticated information security is necessary to protect this information. Initially, Honda and Boston University will investigate data privacy control technologies.|
Strengthening global models and regional models
|WR-V, a regional model developed in Brazil and now being produced and sold in India as well (Photo: Honda)|
Another business perspective that Honda will need to focus on to fulfill its 2030 Vision is "inter-regional coordination and collaboration." In its 2020 Vision, regional models were developed, manufactured and sold within particular regions. However, the business environment has currently been changing more rapidly than expected and more flexible operations are required. In its 2030 Vision, Honda intends to strengthen global models so that they will be viable in any region. As for regional models, multiple regions with similar customer need to work together to develop more competitive models. With this initiative, Honda will strive to achieve more efficient operations in each region through sharing models and common parts.
Global models: evolution of major models
|New Civic||Honda has sold around 24 million units of the Civic worldwide since its launch in 1972. The tenth-generation Civic uses a new platform and features enhanced design and driving performance. The model comes with Honda Sensing advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies suite.|
|In North America, the new Civic sedan was released in November 2015, the Civic hatchback in September 2016, the Civic coupe in March 2017 and the Civic Type R in June 2017. The Civic hatchback and Type R are imported from the U.K.|
|In Europe, the Civic hatchback was launched in January 2017, and the Civic Type R will go on sale in summer of the same year. Honda invested more than GBP 200 million in its Swindon plant in the U.K. to update the facilities for production of the new Civic hatchback.|
|In Japan, Honda will revive the Civic after a six-year hiatus. The new Civic sedan, hatchback, and Type R will be released in July 2017. While the sedan will be produced at Honda's Yorii plant in Saitama, Japan, the hatchback and Type R will be imported from the U.K.|
|New CR-V||The fifth-generation, fully-redesigned CR-V was launched in the U.S. in October 2016. This 5-seat compact SUV uses the same platform adopted by the new Civic. The SUV is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine in addition to a conventional 2.4-liter engine, and comes with Honda Sensing. The CR-V was already being manufactured at Honda's East Liberty plant in Ohio and Alliston plant in Ontario, Canada and is now being produced at the Greensburg plant in Indiana as well.|
|The CR-V Hybrid made its world debut at Auto Shanghai in April 2017. The HV variant powered by Honda's two-motor hybrid system will go on sale in China in the latter half of 2017.|
|New Accord||The tenth-generation Accord will be launched in the U.S. in late 2017. The model has the same platform as the new Civic. It is equipped with a 1.5-liter direct-injection DOHC turbo engine mated with a CVT or six-speed manual transmission, or a 2.0-liter direct-injection DOHC turbo engine combined with a ten-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission. The Accord is manufactured at Honda's Marysville plant in Ohio. Its engines will be produced at the Anna engine plant in the same state. The HV variant of the Accord will use the automaker's next-generation two-motor hybrid system.|
|Vezel/HR-V||The Vezel, which was launched in Japan in December 2013, is a compact crossover SUV based on the Fit. It is sold as the HR-V in overseas markets except for China. The Japanese version comes with a 1.5-liter direct-injection engine mated to a CVT. The SUV was released in the U.S. and China in 2014, in South America in 2015, and in Korea in 2016. In China, the Vezel is distributed by GAC Honda while the XR-V, its sibling with a different design, is sold by Dongfeng Honda.|
WR-V developed in Brazil now produced and sold in India as well
|WR-V||Honda R&D Brazil developed the WR-V based on the platform of the Fit. The new compact SUV was launched in March 2017. This is a first Honda model fully developed in Brazil. The SUV comes with a 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC Flex One engine mated with a CVT. It is manufactured at Honda's Sumare plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.|
|The WR-V, which was developed by Honda R&D in India along with Honda R&D, Japan, also went on sale in India. The model is equipped with a 1.2-liter SOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine or a 1.5-liter DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine. The gasoline engine is mated to a new five-speed manual transmission while the diesel engine is combined with a six-speed manual transmission.|
|UR-V||This new SUV is Dongfeng Honda's flagship model which was unveiled in March 2017. The SUV is equipped with a 2.0- or 1.5-liter turbo engine mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It comes with Honda Sensing. It is produced at Dongfeng Honda's Wuhan first plant in Hubei province.|
|Gienia||Dongfeng Honda released the Gienia in October 2016. This new crossover hatchback based on the Grace features elegant styling as well as a high-quality, spacious cabin. All trims come with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT or five-speed manual transmission. The Gienia is built at Dongfeng Honda's second plant.|
|Avancier||A large SUV launched by Dongfeng Honda in October 2016 that is the joint venture's new flagship model. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo engine mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission. A trim equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine was added in March 2017. Honda Sensing is available. It is manufactured at the Zengcheng plant in Guangzhou city.|
|BR-V||This new crossover SUV was released in Indonesia in December 2015, in Thailand in January 2016, and in India in May 2016. The model features an SUV-like appearance and handling as well as a spacious cabin and great utility. It comes equipped with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission or CVT.|
|New Ridgeline||The second-generation Ridgeline was launched in the U.S. in June 2016. It features the top-class spacious interior and payload capacity as a midsize pickup truck. It is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The "i-VTM4" electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system and Honda Sensing are available. It is produced at Honda's plant in Alabama.|
|New Odyssey||The fifth-generation Odyssey minivan was released in the U.S. in May 2017. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, and is also available with a ten-speed automatic transmission. All trims excluding the base trim come with Honda Sensing as standard equipment. The new Odyssey was developed by Honda R&D Americas. The vehicle and its engine are built at Honda's Lincoln plant in Alabama while its new ten-speed automatic transmission is produced at its Tallapoosa plant in Georgia.|
|New N-BOX||The N-BOX will be fully remodeled in the fall of 2017. Honda has sold more than 1.07 million units of the vehicle since its launch in December 2011. It was the best-selling mini vehicle in Japan in 2015 and 2016. The new N-BOX will feature an easy-to-use cabin by adopting a super sliding function for the front passenger's seat. All trims come with Honda Sensing as standard equipment.|
Electrification plan: two-thirds of global unit sales to be electrified in 2030
Honda will enhance introduction of electrification technologies to realize a "carbon-free society." The automaker aims to electrify two-thirds of its global vehicle sales in 2030. Among these models, zero-emission vehicles (FCVs and EVs) are expected to account for approximately 15% while PHVs and HVs more than 50%.
Honda established an Electric Vehicle Development Division within Honda R&D in October 2016 to accelerate development of electrified vehicles. The new division is in charge of developing all of the components for EVs including powertrains and bodies. Honda plans to launch an EV exclusively for China in 2018. With this EV, the automaker will respond to New Energy Vehicle (NEV) rules that the Chinese government is planning to introduce. NEV rules will require automakers to sell a fixed percentage of EVs, PHVs, and FCVs. In addition, using the same platform of the Clarity Fuel Cell released in March 2016, Honda plans to launch an EV and PHV variant in the U.S. in the latter half of 2017.
|The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid (left) and Clarity Electric (right) share the same platform with the Clarity Fuel Cell (Photo: Honda)|
Honda's electrification plan
|October 2016||Honda established an Electric Vehicle Development Division within Honda R&D. The division is in charge of developing all of the components for EVs, including powertrains and bodies to accelerate development.|
|June 2017||Honda plans to focus on hybrid-based vehicles utilizing its efficient PHV system. Development of FCVs and EVs will also be strengthened.|
|2018||A China-exclusive EV will be launched in 2018 (details will be revealed in the fall of 2017.) With this EV, Honda will respond to NEV rules (these require automakers with a certain volume of sales to sell a fixed percentage of new energy vehicles (EVs, PHVs, and FCVs)) that the Chinese government plans to introduce. Honda's R&D subsidiary in China will develop the EV with two joint ventures, GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda. The EV's batteries and motors will be supplied in China. Following the EV, a China-only PHV is expected to be released.|
|An EV for other regions is also under development (details will be unveiled in the fall of 2017.)|
|In Europe, Honda plans to launch its first model equipped with a two-motor hybrid system.|
|2025||In Europe, Honda aims to have electrified powertrains in two-thirds of European vehicles sold in 2025, five years ahead of the global target.|
|Honda will bring down the price of its FCVs to that of its HVs through sharing components with HVs and other measures.|
|2030||Honda has a goal to electrify two-thirds of global unit sales. (Among them, zero-emission vehicles including EVs and FCVs will account for around 15% while PHVs and HVs will make up more than 50%. Electrified vehicles will be sold in Japan, the U.S., Europe, and China.)|
Clarity series: Shared platform strategy offers FCV, EV and PHV variants
|Clarity Fuel Cell||Honda began leasing the Clarity Fuel Cell in Japan in March, in Europe in November, and in the U.S. in December 2016. This five-passenger sedan is equipped with a 130 kW AC synchronous motor delivering 300 N-m of torque, a 103 kW fuel cell stack with output density of 3.1 kW/L, and two 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen storage tanks. It has an EPA range of 366 miles.|
|Clarity Electric||Lease of the Clarity Electric will begin in the states of California and Oregon, the U.S., in August 2017. The EV will use the same platform of the Clarity Fuel Cell. It comes with a 161 hp electric motor producing 221 lb-ft of torque and a 25.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. It has an EPA range of 80 miles on a full charge. It can be fully charged in three hours at 240 volts, and achieve an 80% charge in just 30 minutes when using a fast charging system.|
|Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||Honda plans to launch the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S. in the latter half of 2017. The PHV will share the same platform with the Clarity Fuel Cell. It is equipped with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle gasoline engine, a 181 hp electric motor producing 232 lb-ft of torque, and a 17 kWh lithium-ion battery. It has an all-electric range of 42 miles and overall driving range of 330 miles.|
|(Note) According to Honda's announcement in April 2017, it aims to sell 75,000 units of the Clarity series in the U.S. during first four model years.|
Advanced safety technologies: level 4 automated driving to be realized in 2025
Honda will introduce advanced safety technologies to achieve a "collision-free society." Initially, the automaker plans to increase the number of vehicles that feature the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features including a collision mitigation braking system. The safety package is currently installed in eight models in Japan. The automaker will adopt Honda Sensing in all new models as standard equipment starting with the all-new N-BOX that will be launched in the fall of 2017. Introduction of Honda Sensing will also be expanded for new models in other regions including North America, China and Europe.
Through its automated driving technologies, Honda is striving to "serve people with the joy and freedom of collision-free mobility" and "create travel time and cabin space that make mobility fun for people." Honda plans to realize automated driving technologies in multiple lanes on highways by 2020, and to establish "level 4" (in which the driver is not requested to intervene under certain roadway and environmental conditions) automated driving technologies by 2025.
Introduction of Honda Sensing
|Japan||Honda Sensing will be installed in all new models including mini vehicles as standard equipment starting in the all-new N-BOX which will be redesigned in the fall of 2017.|
|USA and China||Introduction of Honda Sensing has begun.|
|Europe||Introduction of Honda Sensing started with the new Civic hatchback which was launched in the beginning of 2017. The 5-door hatchback is produced in the U.K.|
Major advanced safety features
|Collision mitigation braking system (CMBS)||Adaptive cruise control (ACC)|
|False start prevention||Lane keeping assist system (LKAS)|
|Pedestrian collision mitigation steering||Lead car departure notification|
|Road departure mitigation system||Traffic sign recognition|
Models that feature Honda Sensing (in Japan as of July 2017)
|Minivan||Odyssey, Jade, Step Wgn, Freed||(Note) "Pedestrian collision mitigation steering" is not fitted on the Jade and Step Wgn.|
Introduction plan of automated driving technologies (revealed in June 2017)
|2020||Honda plans to realize automated driving technologies in multiple lanes on highways. These technologies include an automated lane-changing function without any commands from the driver and an automated driving function in traffic congestion without requiring the driver to monitor their surroundings (SAE level 3). The automaker then plans to expand the application of the technologies to regular roads.|
|Around 2025||Honda aims to establish level 4 (in which the system conducts all driving tasks and does not request the driver to intervene under certain roadway, environment, traffic, and speed conditions) automated driving technologies for personal car use.|
Production Forecast by LMC Automotive: Honda's light vehicle production to hover around 5.1 million units in the medium term
(LMC Automotive, May 2017)
According to LMC Automotive's latest forecast (May 2017), Honda's light vehicles production is expected to be 5.22 million units in 2017, up by 4.9% from 2016. As for the medium-term outlook, Honda's light vehicle production will be expected to hover 5.1 million units until 2020; among them, 1.3 million in the U.S. and 1.1 million in China. In Japan, output will inevitably decline in the medium to long term, but emerging markets will see output growth.
Honda has increased its sales worldwide by putting Small Cars at the center of its global growth strategy. In Japan, the N-Series Mini Cars, which Honda started rolling out at the end of 2011, have supported volumes since 2012. Indeed, the N-Box was the bestselling Kei Car in Japan last year. Abroad, Honda is accelerating the launch of its emerging market model, the Brio, and its derivatives.
In India, Honda launched the 2017 City facelift model in February, costing USD 13,000-20,000. The model has received over 5k bookings within the first two weeks of its introduction. About 70% of the bookings so far are for the gasoline version. Honda followed this launch by rolling out the WR-V in mid-March. LMC Automotive comments; "We also reinstated the Honda Civic to the forecast, with the tenth-generation model anticipated to go into production by Q4 2017 at the New Delhi plant. The Civic is likely to come in CKD form from Thailand." Moreover, Honda is believed to have acquired 380 acres of land in Vithalapur (Gujarat) for a third plant, hedging against increasing real estate costs in the future, since the automaker has no immediate need for any new production capacity.
In Thailand, Honda's production exceeded 0.2 million units in 2016, driven mainly by output of Honda Group's new models, the all-new Honda BR-V and the new-version Honda Civic. Note that the new-version Civic has been in production at the group' s new plant in Prachin Buri since Q1 2016.
Whereas, Honda has launched construction of an assembly plant in the central China city of Wuhan to meet the market's strong demand for its products. According to the automaker, the plant will have capacity to build battery-electric vehicles, or plug-in hybrid cars. The factory will be operated by Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Honda's joint venture company with Dongfeng.
Having emphasized its hybrid models, the group now needs to consider how to meet stricter future environmental regulations. To this end, the automaker launched a new fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity Fuel Cell, in March 2016. In 2017, Honda plans to launch EV and PHV derivatives of the Clarity Fuel Cell.
Honda's Light Vehicle Production Forecast
|Honda Group Total||4,496,565||4,532,273||4,975,905||5,220,255||5,139,922||5,153,619||5,085,664|
|Source: LMC Automotive "Global Automotive Production Forecast (May 2017)
(Note) 1. Data indicate figures of only small-size vehicles, including passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of under 6 tons.
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