How Does the Honda Sensing™ Safety System Work?
Honda Sensing™ Part One
Honda strives to create safe vehicles that can adapt to real world needs. The Honda Sensing™ suite of features is an impressive step forward in safety technology and gadgets. This umbrella term covers various safety features with avoidance technology. But just how does the Honda Sensing™ safety system work? We’re going to detail just which features make up Honda Sensing™ and how they function, but this is a two-part post, because there is a ton of equipment to cover. So let’s begin…
Honda Basic Safety Features
The Honda safety features begin with the body of the vehicle and the equipped airbags. The ACE™ body structure works to enhance occupant safety by more evenly distributing crash energy throughout the vehicle. Each Honda comes with multiple dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags to help protect you in the event of a crash. But these are just the basic components that begin the foundation upon which Honda builds its additional safety technology.
Honda Multiple Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
This rear view camera helps you avoid objects that you might not otherwise see when backing up. It gives you three angles from which to view what’s in back of your vehicle — normal, top-down, and wide. But aside from just being able to see what is behind you, the Dynamic Guidelines show you how your car is positioned so you can see how close you are getting to an object. This feature works with a device, about the size of a nickel, mounted on the exterior of your vehicle that provides real-time video pictures of whatever is happening outside of your car.
Honda Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
This system helps you to remain in your lane and gives you a warning if you veer to one side or the other. The LDW uses a digital camera system that monitors the roadway ahead of your vehicle and detects road markings. It compares the position of your vehicle in relation to those markings. If the system detects a departure from the lane markings, a visual and audible warning will occur, allowing the driver to correct their placement in the lane. When the turn signals are activated, the LDW warning alerts are suspended.
Honda Road Departure Mitigation™
The RDM system is a favorite feature of the Honda Sensing™ suite of equipment. Similar to the LDW, this device uses the digital camera system to detect the sides of the road. If you are traveling 45 to 90 mph and drift close to the side of the road without a turn signal, the RDM will alert you with steering wheel vibrations. If you continue to leave the road, the RDM will apply steering torque and braking to help keep you in the detected lane.
These Honda technologies help keep you alert on the road. Of course, they are no substitution for safe driving and can’t keep you out of an accident, but they can assist in the detection of an unsafe situation so you can react appropriately. Check out our inventory at Matt Castrucci Honda and our model information section to find out more about Honda Sensing™ and the vehicles that feature these technologies. Stay tuned to our blog to learn more in our second post, answering the question — how does the Honda Sensing™ safety system work?