Honda Sensing® is an intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving. Honda knows that the people who matter to you could be drivers or passengers in one of our own cars, occupants of another vehicle or even pedestrians. That’s why they study real-world situations to develop new safety technologies for everyone. Continue reading as your Central Illinois Honda Dealers take you on a tour of Honda Sensing® and its intuitive safety features.
Honda’s Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) is designed to help keep your vehicle in the middle of a detected lane and provides alerts if the vehicle is detected drifting out of its lane.* LKAS uses a windshield-mounted camera to detect lane markings and employs the electric power steering to help guide the vehicle to the middle of the detected lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is designed to maintain a constant cruise speed, as well as a set following interval when it approaches a detected vehicle ahead—and it can even bring the vehicle to a stop and resume following again.*
ACC uses a radar unit mounted at the front of the vehicle and a windshield-mounted camera to gauge the distance of a detected vehicle ahead. ACC then sets the appropriate throttle position and can even apply braking to maintain a preferred following interval.
The Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) is designed to enhance driver confidence by helping to keep your vehicle from unintentionally drifting over detected lane markings.*
RDM uses a windshield-mounted camera to detect lane markings and employs the electric power steering to help prevent the vehicle from leaving the detected lane. If the vehicle begins to leave the detected lane, a lane departure alert will appear in the instrument panel and the steering wheel will vibrate. The system can also apply the brakes if it determines that steering input alone won’t keep the vehicle on the roadway.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is designed to help reduce the likelihood of a collision by alerting the driver. Plus, it can take steps to help mitigate the severity of an impact if the system determines a collision to be unavoidable.*
Using a millimeter wave radar sensor hidden behind the front grille, as well as a camera located between the windshield and rearview mirror, CMBS scans approximately 330 feet of the road directly ahead. When it determines that a collision might be possible with a vehicle or pedestrian detected ahead, it can progress through three main stages of action: (1) Visual “brake” warning (accompanied by an audible alert depending on the distance setting). (2) Visual warning, audible alert, and light braking. (3) Strong braking if the system determines a collision is imminent.
The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system reminds you of road sign information, including the current speed limit, no overtaking, stop and no entry signs.*
Using a monocular camera, the system recognizes traffic signs and displays the information on the Multi-Information Display or Head-Up Display (if equipped).
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) can detect un-indicated lane departures from detected lanes. Alerts will flash and sound to help bring your attention to correcting the lane drift.