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Understanding Honda Sensing

Published on August 11 2016

When it comes to buying a new vehicle, there are plenty of considerations that come into play. For some consumers, having fun behind the wheel is the main priority while for others, fuel economy is most important.

When it comes to buying a new vehicle, there are plenty of considerations that come into play. For some consumers, having fun behind the wheel is the main priority while for others, fuel economy is most important.

And then, there’s safety. When it comes to safety, there are two types: active and passive. And when you are talking about active safety, then you are talking about Honda Sensing.

What Exactly Is Honda Sensing?

Before getting into the different types of safety, let’s start off by explaining that Honda Sensing a suite of active safety technologies that are now offered on most new Honda vehicles. Unlike other automakers, these active systems are available starting in mid-level models.

That means in other words that you can opt to add Honda Sensing to a Honda vehicle without having to choose the most expensive top-of-the-line model.

Now back to defining active safety. In simple terms, active safety systems are designed to prevent accidents while passive safety systems protect you in the event that you were not able to avoid a collision. Another way to put it would be to say that active safety technologies will take control of your vehicle, or at the very least warn you of a potential and oncoming danger.

If we look at the various systems found in Honda Sensing, it becomes easier to understand.

Honda Sensing Is Designed to Make Your Vehicle Safer                                 

Active safety systems such as Honda Sensing are designed to take command of the vehicle if the driver doesn’t react to a warning that will be sent beforehand. It can therefore serve to minimize distractions and more importantly, ensure that these distractions to not lead to an accident.

One example is Forward Collision Warning. When the system detects that a Honda vehicle is approaching another vehicle that is stopped in front to quickly, it will let off an audible warning to notify the driver. If he or she fails to react, then Collision Mitigation Braking takes over and applies the brakes forcefully.

Another feature is Adaptive Cruise Control which keeps a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front when cruise control is activated. If the vehicle in front should slow down, ACC will slow down your Honda to keep the assigned distance.

Then we have three technologies that make sure that you stay in your lane. The first is called Lane Departure Warning and is simply a notification that can be heard if your vehicle starts to swerve out of its lane.

The second is Road Departure Mitigation which can automatically apply the brakes if the vehicle continues towards the outside of the lane. And finally, Lane Keep Assist will take control of your steering wheel which you will feel slightly turn under your hands in order to stay in the middle of the lane.

These are just a few examples of Honda Sensing and what it can do for you. To learn more, contact us today at Brockville Honda!

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