Honda Sensing is Honda Motors' safety and driver-assistance suite of technology to help keep drivers and pedestrians safe.

What’s New With Honda Sensing?

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What is Honda Sensing?

Honda Sensing is Honda Motors’ exclusive intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies that are designed to alert the driver to things they may miss while driving.

 

 

The Top Features of Honda Sensing

 

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Using cameras and radar, the Collision Mitigation Braking System attempts to warn drivers of potential obstacles ahead of them, and if required, will avoid a collision through automatic emergency braking systems. When the system detects an imminent collision, it alerts the driver with beeping and visual warnings and will vibrate the gas pedal. If you are unable to react sufficiently in time, then the system automatically applies the brakes.

CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

 

Road Departure Mitigation System

The Road Departure Mitigation System is Honda’s name for lane departure warning and lets the driver know when they may have drifted outside their lane without their turn signal on. If the driver doesn’t take necessary corrective action then the system activates and employs braking and corrective steering to keep you in your lane.

 

Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist drivers in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

 

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptative Cruise Control (ACC) is essentially your regular cruise control but with a twist. ACC will maintain your vehicle’s speed just like regular cruise control will but if there is traffic in front of you, and let’s face it, nowadays there is always traffic in front of you, it will adjust to the speed of traffic and maintain a set distance between you and the car in front of you, braking and accelerating as necessary to maintain that distance.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function; the driver remains responsible for safely operating the vehicle and avoiding collisions.

 

Lane Keeping Assist System

This is a basic version of the Road Departure Mitigation System and is designed to adjust the steering of your car to help keep you centered in the detected lane. This is a preamble to the Road Departure feature and is your first line of driver-assistance in maintaining safety on the road.

 

 

LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

 

 

Traffic Sign Recognition

Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) is available in some Honda models and is a technology that uses a camera that can read speed limit and stop signs. It projects that info within the instrumentation and, for cars equipped with it, in the heads-up display.

 

 

TSR cannot detect all traffic signs and may misidentify certain signs. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.

 

More Driver-Assistive Technology

 

Honda LaneWatch

Car’s with Honda LaneWatch the moment you signal right, the camera on the passenger-side mirror will turn on and show a live video feed on your display audio touchscreen system, revealing almost 4 times more than the average passenger-side mirror.

Availability: Honda LaneWatch™ available on Fit, Civic Coupe, Civic Sedan, Civic Hatchback, Civic Si Coupe, Civic Si Sedan, Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric, Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, HR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline.

 

Blind Spot Information System

When your turn signal is on and a vehicle is detected in an adjacent lane, the indicator blinks and a beeping sound will go off until the area is clear or you’ve turned off your turn signal.

The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes. Blind Spot Information System may not detect all objects behind or to the side of a vehicle and may not detect a given object; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Availability: Blind Spot Information System available on Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline.

 

Cross Traffic Monitor

When you are in reverse, the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera will alert the driver to any detected vehicle approaching from the side with a series of beeps and indicators shown on the camera’s display.

 

Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the Cross Traffic Monitor may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle. The monitor cannot detect all objects behind or to the side of a vehicle and may not detect a given object; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicles and avoiding collisions.

Availability: Cross Traffic Monitor available on Accord, CR-V, Pilot, and Ridgeline.

 

Auto High-Beam Headlights

When driving at night at about 25mph and you have the headlight lever in the low-beam position with the switch rotated to AUTO, the Auto High-Beam headlight system will intuitively change between low and high beams depending on surrounding conditions.

Availability: Auto High-Beam Headlights available on Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline.

 

Honda continues to impress with its suite of safety features and the Honda Sensing will continue to evolve as driver-assist technology grows. If you would like to see the Honda Sensing in action, contact Dick Hannah Honda today and schedule a test drive.