The 8 Honda Cars’ Safety Sensing Technology
Honda Sensing is an unique intelligent suite of driver-assistive and safety technologies designed to notify you of potential hazards while driving. Honda is dedicated to the safety of its customers as well as everyone else on the road. They have created suites of technologies for both the Honda and Acura vehicle brands to aid drivers in minimizing the likelihood of collisions in order to help keep all drivers safe. Continue reading to learn how we create vehicles that think.
8 Sensing Technology
【1】Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
CMBS, which is part of the Honda Sensing suite of technologies, is intended to warn drivers of a potential collision via visual and audio alerts and to assist the driver in taking corrective actions. If the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, it can even engage the brakes to help decrease the forces involved.
The collision mitigation brake system (CMBS) aids your braking operation by automatically delivering an appropriate level of braking force to assist you in avoiding or minimizing the chances of colliding with a vehicle ahead of you in traffic.
【2】Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
The Honda Sensing technology includes the Road Departure Mitigation System. If your vehicle drifts too close to the recognized roadway while traveling 45–90 mph without a turn signal active, Honda’s Road Departure Mitigation System warns you with quick vibrations on the steering wheel.
A camera is used by the Road Departure Mitigation system to identify lane markers such as painted lane lines, Botts Dots, and cat eye markers.
When the system senses that the car is about to leave a solid-lined road or lane, it alerts the driver with visual and audio warnings; on some models, it will also yank on the front seat belt.
If the driver fails to act and the system judges that the car has crossed outside of the defined lane, it can provide modest steering power in an attempt to guide the vehicle back into its detected lane. If it judges that steering assistance is insufficient, it will apply braking to prevent the car from leaving the road entirely.
【3】Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is an active safety technology that governs a vehicle’s acceleration and braking automatically.
Honda’s Adaptive Cruising Control (ACC) sets your cruise speed and measures the distance between you and the car detected ahead; depending on that distance, it can brake or throttle your vehicle.
Conventional cruise control has always been useful on lengthy highway excursions, but it is of limited value on a daily commute in an urban setting. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows the driver to select a desired speed while simultaneously maintaining a desired following interval to a recognized car ahead, allowing you to experience the benefits of cruise control in light traffic.
NOTE: 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; driver remains responsible for slowing or stopping the vehicle to avoid a collision.
【4】Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
LKAS is designed to help keep a vehicle centered in a detected lane, applying mild steering torque if it determines the vehicle is drifting toward the side of the lane.
- The system, a part of the Honda Sensing® suite of active driver-assistive technologies, uses a windshield-mounted camera to look for lane markers, and the Electric Power Steering (EPS) to help steer the vehicle.
- The system is able to identify Botts’ Dots and other lane markings, and works at speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph.
- If LKAS determines the vehicle is deviating from the center of a detected lane with no turn-signal activation by the driver, it will attempt to steer the vehicle back into the center of the lane.
- This can be especially useful when traveling on narrow roadways, such as carpool lanes.
- The LKAS system is not intended to take over driving or steering of the vehicle.
- Control of the vehicle remains the driver’s responsibility; drivers should always keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
【5】Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
While your Honda vehicle is driving forward, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) can recognize road signs such as posted speed limits and display information about them on the dashboard and/or Head Up Display.
As you drive forward in your Honda, a camera situated behind the rearview mirror will collect posted road signs, and TSR will display the detected sign’s icon within the Driver Information Interface and/or Head Up Display until your vehicle reaches a predefined distance and time.
【6】Blind Spot Information System
BSI Blind Spot Information System helps give the driver additional information about conditions on both sides of the vehicle to enhance driving confidence.
Honda’s Blind Spot Information System uses radar to scan approximately 10 feet to each side of the vehicle and 15 feet back from the front doors. When BSI recognizes a vehicle occupying the adjacent lane, the system will display a visual warning on your side mirror.
【7】Cross Traffic Monitor
When in reverse with the multi-angle rearview camera in any viewing mode, the driver is alerted to a 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 rearview camera and cross traffic monitor may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle. 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 vehicle and avoiding collisions.
【8】Auto High-Beam Headlights
When you are driving at night above 25 mph (40 km/h) and the headlight lever is in the low-beam position with the switch rotated to AUTO, the system intuitively changes between low and high beams depending on surrounding conditions.
Source: What is Honda Sensing® Suite? Features & More | Honda. (n.d.). Honda Automobiles; automobiles.honda.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022, from https://automobiles.honda.com/sensing