July 19, 2017
If you’ve seen a Honda commercial lately, it’s very likely that you have heard of “Honda Sensing”. But what is it? Simply put, Honda Sensing is the entire suite of safety technology features rolled into one convenient package. In 2018, the Honda Sensing standard package includes lane-departure warnings, the lane-keeping assist system, the road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, and forward-collision warning.
There are also additional safety features that are not yet standard with the Honda Sensing package. These additional features include lane watch, cross-traffic monitoring, auto high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, and a rearview camera, all of which can be added to any Honda vehicle. Let’s review the standard Honda Sensing features in deeper focus:
Even the best of drivers can occasionally drift. The LDW system sends alerts to the driver (with sound) whenever a lane departure begins to occur without a turn signal.
Similar to the lane departure warning, the lane-keeping assist system helps to adjust your steering and move you back toward the center of the lane whenever drift occurs without signaling.
In serious cases where your vehicle may be heading off the road altogether, the road departure mitigation system sends vibrations into the steering wheel and may gently overtake your steering and apply brakes to prevent a wreck.
Under certain conditions where traffic on the freeway is moving at a consistent rate of speed, adaptive cruise control helps you maintain the same speed as the other cars on the road.
When a collision or obstacle suddenly appears in front of you, CMBS helps to brake the vehicle. This is important to helping prevents major collisions.
This system works closely with CMBS, using a camera fixated on the top of the windshield. This camera identifies collision risks and activates warnings and can automatically apply brake pressure when necessary.
If you would like to see the Honda Sensing in action, contact Dick Hannah Honda today and schedule a test drive.