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What you need to know about Honda’s suite of driver-assistive technologies

Automotive tech has come a long way in the last couple decades. Vehicles continue to be made faster, more reliable, more efficient and just plain better year after year. Honda has been working hard to develop advanced systems that work with the most cutting edge technology to keep you as a driver and your passengers as safe and comfortable as possible.

Available on most 2017 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot, and Ridgeline trim levels, Honda Sensing™ includes the following technologies:

Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system

The entire suite of technologies was designed to, as Honda puts it, “help you sense things you might miss while driving”. Here’s a breakdown, including a video demonstration, for each Honda Sensing feature:

Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)

CMBS helps you avoid front-on collisions by sensing approaching objects in your path and automatically applying the brakes firmly if you don’t.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

ACC is your best friend during that long morning commute. Set a speed at which to travel, and a distance to follow the car in front of you, and the Adaptive Cruise Control will slow, stop and start your vehicle with the flow of traffic.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Simply put, LKAS keeps you between the lines. When the sensors detect your vehicle is wandering over the line without a turn signal on to indicate your move, it gently applies torque to keep you on the straight and narrow.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system

Similar to the LKAS, the RDM system is designed to keep your vehicle where it’s meant to be. It picks up on the edges of the road, applying the brakes and making steering corrections to help keep you on the road.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system

The LDW system is, at the very least, a great reminder to use your turn signals when changing lanes. The system gives a notification on the dash as well as a vibration through the steering wheel when it detects your vehicle is drifting into another lane without a turn signal.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system

Before the Collision Mitigation Braking System does its thing, you’ll be issued alerts from the FCW system, which detects when you’re approaching objects or other vehicles in front of you with too much speed. If you do not respond to the alerts, the CMBS kicks in.

If you have any other questions about the suite of Honda Sensing technologies, or about any of our products, please feel free to reach out to our experts via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by clicking the Email Us button on our homepage.