Although it isn’t ideal, all drivers have unintentionally deviated from their lanes. Whether it happened because you were trying to get the kids to stop fighting in the backseat or because you were taking in the scenery around you, it’s scary to realize you left your lane or were drifting off the road. Honda has introduced the Road Departure Mitigation System, which is designed to help keep us out of those types of situations.
How to use Honda’s Road Departure Mitigation System
Honda’s Road Departure Mitigation System uses a windshield-mounted camera to detect road markings and make sure you stay in your respective lane. The highly advanced system can detect white or yellow lines, botts’ dots or cat’s eye markers on the road, and the system works when you’re traveling 45-90 miles per hour. If the system detects you are unintentionally deviating from your lane, you will be warned with a visual cue as well as a vibrating steering wheel. If the system is deployed multiple times and the driver makes no corrective action, the system will also deliver audio cues. The system may also apply steering torque to make sure you stay within the lane lines.
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Does this mean that the system will activate and give you warnings even when lane changes are intentional? Definitely not. When a turn signal is used, the Road Departure Mitigation System recognizes that the lane change is intentional. Drivers can also turn the system on or off with the Road Departure Mitigation button to the left of the steering wheel.