Honda Sensing®: Enhancing Safety Behind the Wheel

For many drivers, having a car with the latest safety technology and features is important. You want to keep everyone in your car safe while driving, but there is a lot of potential danger on the road. From unexpected objects in your path to vehicles in your blind spot, while you're switching lanes, there are many chances of collisions. Having excellent safety features can help protect you and your passengers by avoiding collisions and minimizing the risk of danger while driving.

Honda takes safety seriously and has been developing new technologies to keep everyone safe. What is the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features? It's the latest driver-assistive technology that aims to keep all occupants inside the car safe and avoid collisions. 

If you're trying to find a car that is packed with handy safety features that will help improve your focus while driving and avoid danger, then you should consider one of the latest Honda models. We'll dive deeper into why this safety system is particularly helpful to drivers, how it works, and why it contributes to a safer driving experience. 

What Are the Advanced Honda Safety Features?

What is the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features? Honda has been developing its driver-assistive technology features for years. The goal of this technology is to improve the overall driving experience of Honda owners. These features aim to help drivers remain aware and alert of what's happening around them on the road. The technology has also progressed to prevent collisions in certain situations through automated actions. 

What is the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features? There are a few standard features that are available on all models and trims levels, including:

  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist system
  • Traffic jam assist
  • Adaptive Cruise control with low-speed follow
  • Traffic sign recognition system
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Driver-attention monitor
  • Blind spot information system with cross-traffic monitor (not available on all trims)
  • Parking sensors (not available on all trims)

The Collision Mitigation Braking System

This system is an essential feature of the safety suite. How does it work? It employs features of the forward collision warning system as well as adding corrective steps. The system will first alert the driver via alerts (visible and audible). If the driver doesn't respond to these alerts by taking action, the system will automatically apply light braking. If the system detects an unavoidable crash, it will apply the brakes hard to avoid a collision. 

The Road Departure Mitigation System

The system works to keep your car from drifting into another lane and thereby avoiding accidents. It uses a dashboard-mounted camera to detect lines and alert drivers if the vehicle appears to be crossing any lines. The system will alert the driver through visual and auditory signals. If the system detects your vehicle leaving the road, it will apply automatic steering to course correct the car. However, if this does not work, the system will then apply automatic braking to reduce the impact of potential danger.

How is this feature different from the lane-keeping assist system? The systems appear quite similar in their goals. However, they are slightly different from each other. The lane-keeping assist tries to keep your vehicle centered in the lane. If it appears that the car is drifting towards either side, the system will apply steering to center the vehicle. 

Additionally, the lane-keeping assist system needs to be activated manually every time you turn on the vehicle, while the road departure system does not. So, if you anticipate a trip on a long stretch of the highway, you may want to turn on this feature as it can be useful.

The Traffic Sign Recognition System

This helpful feature of the safety suite can help remind you of the posted traffic laws. If you have trouble remembering the posted speed limit, turning on this feature will alert you to any traffic signs detected. So, if there is a traffic sign for a 60 mph speed limit, the system will recognize this information from a dashboard-mounted camera and display it on the driver information interface. 

Traffic Jam Assist

This feature works in conjunction with the adaptive cruise control function and lane-keeping assist system. It works much the same way as these other two features except in situations under 45 mph or in the presence of dense traffic. In this way, TJA helps drivers to remain centered in the lane at an appropriate distance from the car in front of them. 


How Does The Honda Sensing Features Benefit Drivers?

There are many benefits to utilizing the safety sensing technology featured in Hondas. Not only do these features make driving easier and more convenient than ever, but they also provide safety and peace of mind for drivers. Depending on the feature, you may avoid collisions, traffic stops, speeding tickets, and other inconvenient or dangerous things on the road. 

For those who highly value safety for themselves, their passengers, and others on the road, these driver-assistive safety features are a must-have. What is the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features? Though they can't prevent all possibilities of a collision, the suite does provide helpful assistance to ensure that the driver is focused on the road. Additionally, some of the features, like the collision mitigation feature, have active automation capabilities to further enhance the safety of occupants. 

If you're interested in purchasing a safe and reliable vehicle, you should consider one of the Honda models available. All models come with these standard safety features, as well as some additional features (parking sensors and a blind-spot information system) on higher trims. If you want to test drive and check out these features for yourself, visit our dealership in Miami.