Japanese vehicle manufacturers heavily represent the automotive sector in the latest Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovators report.
The list does not have a ranking system, instead including brands A-Z that have been highlighted as being top companies for discovering new inventions and successfully patenting them.
Honda, Toyota and Nissan are all featured in the list.
With automotive companies making up 10% of this year’s list, Honda is one of only two car brands to have won a spot in the report for five consecutive years.
Philip Crossman, Honda UK managing director, said: “This year marks our golden anniversary in the UK with 50 years of rich history in innovating in not just cars but bikes and power products.
“Our continuing work with robotics, namely the ASIMO project, coupled with our constant world firsts in automotive, such as the i-ACC (intelligent adaptive cruise control) which predicts when a car is going to cut in front of you on the motorway, has ensured that we once again make the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators study."