About HRI - Honda Research Institute USA

About HRI

Honda Research Institute, USA was established in 2003 as North America’s advanced research center that provides innovative solutions to complex problems with direct applications to Honda’s current and future technology roadmap. Our team of scientists and engineers create technologies, often through a scientific process, and apply them to real situations, addressing more than just abstract principles. Our core principles include:

  • Maintaining a commitment to high quality and innovative research that supports Honda’s short and long term strategy.

  • Fostering an open innovation model that establishes partnerships and alliances with academia and the private sector.

Honda Research Institute - Silicon Valley

70 Rio Robles
San Jose, CA 95134


Our office located in San Jose California engages in material science and computer science related research activities.  The computer science division focuses in research areas related to automated vehiclesmachine learning and computer vision, frontier robotics, and human factors and ergonomics.  The material science division focuses on immersed intelligencenanomaterials and quantum sensing and computing.




Honda Research Institute - Detroit

2420 Oak Valley Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48103


HRI-Detroit is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, next to the University of Michigan campus and a few major automotive OEMs R&D centers. Our research domain includes vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and automated vehicle research to enhance safety, mobility, and sustainability to a variety of road users such as drivers, pedestrians, and micromobility users/providers. The Prototyping Department focuses on open innovation, external collaboration, and fast PoC prototyping activity. The Data and Communication Department’s research focuses on connected and automated vehicle and road users’ data analytics, Honda-unique applications, wireless communication such as 5G, and edge computing.