Honda Sensing – Protecting the Driver with the Latest Safety Features
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When you are on the road, you want to be safe. This is the main reason why Honda developed ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), or as more fondly referred to by Honda and its customers, Honda Sensing.
This new active safety system lowers the risk of collisions for many Honda drivers and passengers.
Let’s talk more about what exactly ADAS is.
Honda Sensing, also known as Advanced Driver Assistance, (ADAS) is a list of active safety system.
The main function of Honda Sensing? It assists the driver to minimize the risk of accidents.
Although the system makes it possible for Honda drivers to minimize accidents, drivers should still always pay attention, wear their seat belts and of course never drive recklessly.
It is a driver assistive technology designed to alert drivers from things they might miss on the road.
For example, it can alert a distracted driver of potential dangers, and in some cases, momentarily take over driving duties from the driver.
Honda sensing is so intelligent that it can automatically steer or brake the vehicle if you are not reacting fast enough.
Honda Sensing has two key components:
- A monocular camera mounted behind the rear view mirror
- A millimeter wave radar mounted beneath grille on the front bumper
These two key components work together to boost your safety while driving.
Till date, there are two Honda Models in Malaysia that are equipped with this technology: Honda CR-V and Honda Accord.
Honda Sensing Features
The features within Honda Sensing include:
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
CMBS can help bring your Honda to a stop if the system determines that a collision in front of you is unavoidable.
The Collision Mitigation Braking system comes integrated with FCW (Forward Collision Warning), which uses a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield to detect any vehicles in front of you.
If you are at risk of a collision with a detected vehicle, the FCW will activate audio and visual alerts, if you don’t act, the CMBS will automatically apply brake pressure.
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
The Lane Departure Warning in Honda Sensing steps in when the driver strays out of the lane without signaling. It works at speeds between 72 km/h and 180 km/h.
The great thing about Honda LDW system is that it is really good for the traffic conditions in Malaysia, because it is better at judging when your steering inputs are intentional and when they aren’t.
LDW will know if you are making an intentional move and won’t interfere.
When LDW system is triggered, it would alert you with flash and sound, and if you don’t react it would turn the steering wheel to bring the car back into the centre of the lane.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
The Lane Keeping Assist System helps the driver to keep the car in the centre of the lane. It operates at speeds between 72 km/h and 180 km/h.
LKAS constantly adjusts the steering wheel angle, with the help of the monocular camera that detects paint white lines on the road.
It will activate when the driver is not holding onto the steering wheel for more than 15 seconds.
Keep in mind that both LDW and LKAS can be permanently disabled.
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
RDM is an extension of LDW. It detects solid white lines on the left side of the road.
If the vehicle is close to the edge of the road, it will correct the steering wheel, and if necessary it will apply the brakes as well.
Note that CMBS and RDM are always active in the background as default.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
When the ACC detects slowing traffic ahead, by using a millimeter wave radar mounted on the lower side of the front bumper, the system reduces the vehicle’s preset cruise control speed.
Low Speed Follow (LSF)
Another function of ACC is LSF. LSF is useful for stop-and-go traffic.
All you have to do is preset the maximum speed and distance, and the LSF will simply follow the vehicle in front.
LSF is able to brake to a complete stop if necessary.
As you can see, one of Honda’s top priorities is the safety of the driver and passengers, and this is true for all Honda models.
Besides the many safety benefits Honda offers, you can be sure you will find a great Honda Malaysia promotion to buy your new car.
So check out your nearest Honda dealership and see that there is always a Honda for you.