About two years in the past, Honda constructed a pint-size electrical automotive referred to as the Shogo to assist ease a few of the stress and anxiousness of kids staying at hospital, on this case the Kids’s Hospital Of Orange County in California.
The plan was at all times to construct extra Shogos, the title derived from a Japanese phrase and supposed to imply « hovering into the longer term, » and Honda on Tuesday reaffirmed its dedication to the mission by asserting plans to construct and ship an extra 60 examples to ship to kids’s hospitals nationwide.
Two new examples have already been constructed and had been just lately delivered to Akron Kids’s in Akron, Ohio, and Riley Hospital for Kids in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Shogo is a ride-on car developed in-house by Honda engineers, and is being constructed by Honda’s U.S.-based HPD motorsports division, soon to become HRC US.
The autos are used to move younger sufferers to and from procedures and appointments throughout the hospital. Honda stated the Shogo is designed for sufferers aged from 4 to 9. There is a steering wheel which additionally incorporates a cease and go controller. The highest velocity is roughly 5 mph, serving to to keep up security.
Extra options to assist make a hospital keep extra enjoyable embrace a toy bucket within the entrance of the car for objects the kid want to deliver together with them, cup holders, a middle horn with completely different sound choices, and a customizable license plate slot to show the title of every rider.
Every Shogo additionally comes with its personal VIN, marked on aluminum plate hidden away on every chassis.