When you’re behind the wheel of a Honda vehicle, you will likely feel more confident thanks to the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies.* Many Honda models come standard with this technology, and all of them offer it as available. But what, exactly, is Honda Sensing®? Here, we outline the technologies you’ll receive in this suite and explain what they are, while also highlighting the vehicles that come with this package as standard.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™
Using a radar transmitter that is on the front of your Honda vehicle’s grille, the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) works to detect potential front-end collisions ahead, whether it’s with cars, cyclists, or pedestrians. It reduces the chance of a frontal impact by using visual and audio warnings, and will apply your vehicle’s brakes if you don’t respond quickly enough.
Road Departure Mitigation System
The Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) uses a windshield-mounted camera to track road markings and keep your Honda in its lane. It can detect multiple types of road markings, including yellow lines and white lines, and works specifically if you’re traveling between 45 and 90 mph. If you begin to drift from your lane, it will give you a visual cue and vibrate the steering wheel, finally sounding an alarm if these alerts are ignored.
Adaptive Cruise Control
When you’re using your cruise control feature, Adaptive Cruise Control will work to keep you a safe distance behind the driver you’re following. That means if the vehicle in front of you slows down, so will your car. It will also increase speed to the speed that is already set if it determines it’s safe to do so.
Lane Keeping Assist System
Staying in the middle of your lane is easier with the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). It uses the same windshield-mounted camera as the RDM system to detect lane markings, centering your vehicle if need be.
Traffic Sign Recognition
If you miss the speed limit sign you just passed, don’t worry – the Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system will help you remember. This technology keeps track of the road signs your Honda passes on the go, sending you reminders of the speed limit when you need it.
What Vehicles Offer It?
The following vehicles offer the Honda Sensing® suite as a standard feature:
2020 Honda Passport
2020 Honda Civic Lineup
2020 Honda Accord
2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda Insight Hybrid
2020 Honda Pilot
2020 Honda Ridgeline
2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
It’s also available on certain trims on these Honda models:
2020 Honda Odyssey
2020 Honda Fit
2020 Honda HR-V
If you want to experience the way these systems empower your drive — or want to learn more about how they work — pay us a visit at Don Wessel Honda.
*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. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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 driver 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, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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.
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, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
TSR cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs, and does not include any braking or speed control functions. 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.