What Is Honda Sensing?

September 30th, 2019 by

What Does Honda Sensing Include?

The Honda Sensing Suite of Safety features is becoming standard on more and more models as they hit the market, but what exactly is included in this safety suite? We’re breaking down each safety feature and talking about why they’re all vital to your day-to-day commute…

Collision Mitigation Braking System

According to honda.com, the Collision Mitigation Braking System “can help bring your Honda to a stop by automatically applying brake pressure when the system determines that a frontal collision is unavoidable.” As the driver, what you’ll experience is as you’re quickly approaching the vehicle (or object) in front of you while simultaneously not slowing your speed by engaging your brake proactively, the CMBS kicks in, flashing the word “BRAKE” on your dash before automatically applying brake pressure. Think of this feature as a second set of eyes on the road ahead of you!

Road Departure Mitigation System

According to honda.com, the Road Departure Mitigation System “can determine if you cross over detected lanes without signaling, can provide steering assistance to help you return to your lane or provide braking to help you keep from leaving the roadway entirely.” What you’ll experience as the driver: once you begin to change lanes without turning on your proper blinker first, your vehicle will beep, your steering wheel will vibrate to remind you to steer back into your current lane, and your brakes will engage to slow your speed as a safety precaution–all great features to help keep you safe and within your lane of the road!

Lane Keep Assist System

According to honda.com, the Lane Keep Assist System “subtly adjusts steering to help keep the vehicle centered in a detected lane.” It’s important to note that when the LKAS is engaged, it must detect the lines in the road in order for it to properly activate. The way to tell whether or not the vehicle has detected the lines in the road is simple: once the LKAS has been turned on, white lines will appear on your dash, resembling the lines on a road. When the white lines are solid white, that means the lines on the road have been detected!

Adaptive Cruise Control

According to honda.com, Adaptive Cruise Control “helps you maintain a set following interval behind detected vehicles for highway driving.” To be more specific, ACC allows you to select from a one, two, or three-car distance between you and the vehicle in front of you on the highway. Once you’ve made your selection, you then select the speed at which you’d like to maintain. Once you’ve selected the distance and speed, you’ll find that when the car in front of you slows down, your car will automatically slow down as well in order to maintain that one, two, or three-car distance you selected.

We hope this breakdown of the Honda Sensing suite of safety features was helpful, and if you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call or visit us at frankletahonda.com.

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