Honda Promotes Smart Home in an Interesting Way

Honda NSX GT Concept Racer Commercial

One thing that Honda has really succeeded in is creating some entertaining advertisements. Their Rube Goldberg-inspired commercial titled “Cogs” has garnered millions of view on YouTube making it one of their biggest successes to date. More recently was the “Hands” commercial which has also had its fair share of views. In the newest ad, the manufacturer is brewing tea with a car–the Honda NSX GT concept racer to be exact.

Somewhere in the mess of cords is a system which harnesses the energy output from the NSX GT concept racer and uses it to power 37 teapots, all of which shake and steam violently. As you can see in the video above, the commercial was posted on the Japanese Honda site, which makes it a bit hard to read. Thanks to the translator tool on Google Chrome we have found that the elaborate teapot setup is not to advertise the NSX GT concept—which will make an appearance in the Japanese Super GT against the Nissan GT-R and Lexus LF-CC—but rather the Honda Smart Home System (HSHS).

The U.S. Honda Smart Home will produce more energy that it consumes.

The smart home is yet another way that the manufacturer is working to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment. The design is a response to California’s goal of requiring all new residential construction to be “zero net energy” by 2020. HSHS is a viable answer to the problem as it produces more energy than it consumes. This is where the NSX GT concept commercial comes into play. Energy that is normally lost is instead stored and used to power another system—in this case teapots. For example, heat from the shower is captured and reused to warm the house. All the water that goes down the drain is used from landscape irrigation. Quite the ingenious idea if you ask us.

Two of these extremely energy efficient homes have already been built in Japan, and construction of the first U.S. Honda smart home is already under construction at the University of California Davis. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year. To find out more about the Honda Smart Home U.S. you can check out the Honda website. If may be a while before more of these houses begin to spring up, but if you want to focus on reducing your environmental footprint, you can look into getting a green car like the 2014 Honda Fit. Check out our new car inventory to see all that we have to offer.