Honda has won again a top spot and has been named in Thomson Reuter’s prestigious Top 100 global Innovators report for the fifth year in a row that identifies companies that discover new inventions and successfully patent them.
Honda has been recognised for it innovation since it’s inception in 2011.
Honda is one of only two car brands to have won a spot for 5 consecutive years, automotive companies making only 10 per cent of this years list and 8 of the 10 automotive brands on list are Japanese.
Honda’s brief history of innovation:
1970’s – created a Civic engine that hit air quality targets without a catalytic converter.
1980’s – Honda powered F1 cars win the Constructors championship six years in a row.
1990’s – Honda’s Insight was the full hybrid car to be launched in the UK
From the start of the 21st century FCX Clarity fur-cell car revealed, NSX super car with a twin turbo engine and 3 electric motors and the new Clarity cell was launched with a fuel stack that can provide electricity in emergency situations and the new CR-V has the worlds first predictive cruise control.
Also good news for Honda having won his makes a great year with them marking their 50 years of production.
A Thomson Reuters spokesman said: “Our philosophy is that a great idea without patent protection and commercialisation is nothing more than a great idea”.