What is Honda Sensing?
Added: 14 May 2019
You can always be sure that you’re in safe hands when driving a Honda, and now the Japanese car manufacturer is taking their safety standards to a whole new level. Honda Sensing is an entire suite of advanced features designed to improve safety and driver assistance.
The intelligent safety suite is exclusive to Honda, and was first introduced in 2015. Here’s everything you need to know about Honda Sensing, including its main features and which Honda cars you can expect to find it in.
The four systems of Honda Sensing
The Honda Sensing suite of features is made up of four main systems. These are Sensory Information, Drive Safe, Cruise With Confidence and Extra Senses. These four pillars come as standard on all Honda cars that include the Honda Sensing suite. Right now, Honda Sensing is included on all new Honda CR-V and Honda Civic cars.
The Honda Sensing suite comes with two main features that help keep you alert to your surroundings at all times. These are Road Departure Mitigation and Traffic Sign Recognition. The first uses a windscreen mounted camera to detect when the vehicle is veering off the road and subtly corrects any hazardous movements using the Electric Power Steering. The Traffic Sign Recognition system identifies and reads traffic signs, and relays information to the driver via a visual display.
Honda Sensing won’t just keep you from veering off the road - it also comes with Lane Keep Assist technology to help keep you in the right lane. It reduces the need for steering correction movements and driving effort on the motorway to take some of the stress out of longer journeys. If there is a possibility of a collision at any point, the Collision Mitigation Braking System can kick in to alert the driver to the danger. Whether it’s another vehicle or a pedestrian, the system will reduce your speed to minimise the severity of any potential collision.
Honda cars with Honda Sensing come with radar sensors to help maximise visibility in blind spots and while reversing. Blind Spot Information detects when a vehicle is in your blind spots and alerts you via a warning symbol, while the Cross Traffic Monitor alerts you to approaching vehicles while reversing.
Cruise with confidence
Cruise control has never been more convenient. Honda Sensing includes the Japanese manufacturer’s Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which will help you maintain a set cruising speed and keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. It also comes with Low Speed Follow, which will slow down the car - and even come to a complete stop without needing to apply the brake - if the vehicle in front does the same. Driving resumes with the click of a button on the steering wheel. While using cruise control, Honda Sensing also features technology that will adjust your speed if a vehicle from an adjacent lane cuts in front of you. Once the danger has passed, the intelligent-Adaptive Cruise Control will increase the speed again.