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Default FCX Clarity: Honda FCX Clarity - Technology Digest

The Technology That Will Set The Car Free For The Next Century


Core Technology


V Flow FC Stack: a revolutionary new design that takes

the fuel cell vehicle to the next level


Lightweight, compact and powerful



  • V Flow FC Stack design for thinner cells and more stable electrical generation

  • Wave flow channels for a lighter, more compact stack with significantly greater electrical generation capacity

  • - 30?° C startup a reality


Other equipment that enhances driving performance



  • Shift By Wire

  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

  • Traction Control System (TCS)


Safety Performance



  • Omnidirectional collision safety body design

  • Pedestrian-injury-reduction body design

  • Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) + Automatic Tensioning System (driver and front passenger seat belts)

  • Side curtain airbags

  • Side airbags (driver and front passenger)

  • Frontal airbags (driver and front passenger)

  • Hydrogen and high-voltage safety measures

  • Hydrogen refueling safety measures


Style


Eye-catching exterior design


A futuristic design based on imaginative thinking that sweeps aside all preconceived notions



  • A dynamic, full-sized cabin, advanced packaging, and powerful performance

  • A deep, lustrous coating that changes its look with the changing light

  • An extra rear window with a polycarbonate layer for privacy


An elegant, futuristic interior



  • Luxurious interior appointments and premium features consistent with the expectations of sophisticated customers

  • Seating for four adults in luxurious comfort

  • Gauges and shifter grouped for an ergonomically-advanced cockpit

  • Honda Bio-Fabric: premium fabric made from plants

  • Climate-controlled seats (driver and front passenger)


Packaging


Innovative ergonomic packaging


A revolutionary platform that takes full advantage of the layout versatility of the Honda fuel cell vehicle



  • Transformed from two boxes to one, the stack fits efficiently into the center tunnel

  • The coaxial motor and gearbox configuration contributes to the sleek short-nose design

  • The new lithium-ion battery fits neatly under the rear seat, making more room for people

  • Functionality enhanced by the single hydrogen tank, creating more rear seat and trunk space

  • Front made more compact and elegant by unifying the radiators in a three-layer configuration.


Performance


An all-new dimension in driving feel


Quiet power and a feeling that the acceleration will go on forever



  • Improvements of approximately 60% in operational efficiency, 20% in fuel efficiency, and 30% in vehicle range

  • A new quiet, high-output, high-torque, high-rpm motor

  • A new coaxial configuration of the gearbox with the motor makes the unit more compact and provides more direct power transmission

  • A powerful new lithium-ion battery provides power assist and even more efficient storage of energy regenerated in braking


More than a "green car" - it's fun to drive



  • A double-wishbone suspension for smooth handling and a comfortable, even ride.

  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) integrated with Vehicle Stability Assist for enhanced handling


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