In the near future you will be able to know when your children receive visitors to your home in Tennessee while you are on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. Applying rapidly evolving technology to home building, Honda Motor Co. is evaluating two test homes in Japan that run on a unique combination of gasoline, solar cells, and a rechargeable battery. The Honda Smart Home System (HSHS) optimizes energy usage, reduces emissions, stores energy in case of a power outage, and can be accessed from an in-home display, a vehicle navigation system, or by smartphone. As Construtech.com tells MHProNews.com the system allows you to remotely lock a door or open a faucet, and also provides a plug-in for an electric car. According to Strategy Analytics of Massachusetts, the market for this home technology will grow from $7.6 billion this year to $24.3 billion in 2017.
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