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  • 02-Jun-2017 10:05 EDT

SAE Eye on Engineering: Honda's Quiet New Odyssey

One of the hardest-fought battles in developing a new vehicle is the battle against noise, vibration and harshness, or NVH. Honda attached NVH on all fronts. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at Honda's 2018 Odyssey minivan.

SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering.

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