Honda's Monpal ML200 could be the company's first SUV (supermarket utility vehicle). Honda says the four wheeled sidewalk-only scooter (sorry, electric-powered personal mobility device) — to be offered in Japan for the first time this week — is particularly safe thanks to its use of technologies developed as part of Honda's ASV-3 advanced safety research vehicle project — including something called "cerebral functioning analysis." We're hoping that particular technique didn't involve someone named Abbie Normal, or a tangle of electrodes wired to a giant lightning rod sticking out of a castle somewhere in Montenegro. That would just be weird.
Honda s On-Road Safety Lab: The ASV-3, in Business Week [internal]