What is Honda Sensing
September 26 2018, Honda Queensway
Q: What is Honda Sensing?
Honda sensing is a safety system that uses cameras and sensors in order to help the driver prevent car accidents and make the entire driving experience safer.
Q: When was Honda Sensing first created?
The Honda Sensing in Canada first made its debut on the 2015 Honda CR-V Touring
Q: Which Honda vehicles are equipped with Honda Sensing?
So far, there are well over one million Honda vehicles that are equipped with Honda Sensing. However, by 2022, Honda is expecting to have all of their vehicles that are produced during and after that year to be equipped with Honda Sensing.
Q: What all is included in the Honda Sensing?
Honda Sensing has 5 different safety systems. They include a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), LaneWatch Blind Spot Display, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Q: What is a Collision Mitigation Braking System?
The Collision Mitigation System (CMBS) is an innovative safety system that uses sensors in order to help the driver reduce the risk of a front-end crash. If the sensors indicate that the vehicle is getting too close to another object, it has the ability to apply gently apply the brakes in order to stop you from crashing into that object.
Q: Does the LaneWatch Blind Spot Display use sensors to detect other vehicles that are in your blind spot?
The LaneWatch Blind Spot Display uses a camera that is attached to the review mirror on the passenger's side. The camera is able to capture a live view of the right side of the road, which gives the driver a 4 percent visibility increase.
Q: Will I be able to merge into a different lane if my car is equipped with the Lane Keeping Assist System?
The Lane Keeping Assist System ( LKAS) is made to gently glide the car back into its lane if it senses that the car is accidentally drifting away from the lane it is supposed to be in. However, in order for you to switch lanes without the Lane Keeping Assist System kicking in, you would simply have to let the system know that you are merging lanes on purpose. How you do this is by making sure that your turn signal is on before you try to merge into a new lane. If you have your turn signal on, this alerts the system that you are intentionally moving into a new lane and it will not try to correct it.
Q: Does the Honda Sensing system actually prevent crashes?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute conducted a study on vehicles that were equipped with Honda Sensing. They concluded that the vehicles that had Honda Sensing had a significant reduction in the severity of a collision as well as collision claim rates.