Honda Motor had 33 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Honda Motor Co Ltd filed patents for a control apparatus that detects wrongful acts on a vehicle and restricts alarms during software updates, a health assessment system that uses biometric data and exercise information to assess health conditions, a driver support system that evaluates a driver’s health condition and interacts with them using an HMI device, an abnormality determination apparatus for communication networks, and a vehicle information management method that allows users to view and update vehicle information through a communication terminal, recorded as a non-fungible token in a blockchain. GlobalData’s report on Honda Motor gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Honda Motor grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Control apparatus and control method (Patent ID: US20240104218A1)

The patent filed by Honda Motor Co Ltd describes a control apparatus that includes an alarm unit for detecting wrongful acts on a vehicle and triggering an alarm, a software update unit for updating electronic device software in the vehicle, and an alarm output control unit that restricts alarm output during software updates. The apparatus ensures that alarms are not triggered during software updates to prevent unnecessary alerts.

Additionally, the control apparatus includes features such as releasing alarm restrictions after software updates, restricting monitoring functions during scheduled software updates, using image capturing to detect individuals around the vehicle, and differentiating between authorized and unauthorized users to control alarm outputs. The system also allows for stopping software updates if wrongful acts are detected during the update process, and selectively restricting alarms based on the electronic device affected. Overall, the control method outlined in the patent aims to enhance security and efficiency by managing alarm outputs during software updates in vehicles.

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