The new 2020 Honda models have a wide range of high tech safety features most commonly known as Honda Sensing. At Clawson Honda, we talk about these features a lot, but do you know what Honda Sensing actually is? To sum it up, Honda Sensing is a suite of safety and driver assistance technologies that are designed to keep you and your family safe on the road. Since the functionality is so important, we will review how all the systems work.
Collision Mitigation Braking System: Can help avoid collisions by applying brake pressure when a vehicle or pedestrian is detected. Not only does it apply brake pressure, but it also sends you warning signs by vibrating the steering wheel and making beeping sounds.
Road Departure Mitigation System: It helps you stay on the road by adjusting steering and braking. It detects the lanes around you, and if your signal is not on, and your Honda is steering too close to the next lane, it will bring you back to your lane and apply brake pressure if necessary.
Adaptive Cruise Control: Can help drivers maintain a set following interval behind other vehicles. It works like any cruise control, but you can choose the distance between your car and the car in front of you – up to 4 car distances. That way if the car in front of you slows down, your Honda will slow down as well, maintaining the set distance. When the car in front of you speeds up again, your Honda will speed back up to your set speed.
Lane Keeping Assist System: If you are feeling tired or fatigued while driving, the LKAS helps keep you in the middle of your lane. The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) can detect if your vehicle begins to stray too far from the center of a detected lane without activating the turn signal and adjust the steering accordingly. This works directly with the Road Departure Mitigation System. While the RDMS will only kick in after the LKAS is insufficient, it can take more drastic measures by applying brake pressure.
Traffic Sign Recognition: Can notify drivers of posted speed limits. It uses a small camera to detect the speed limits that will show up on the drivers’ dashboard.
Honda LaneWatch: There is a camera on the passenger-side that will turn on every time the driver signals a right turn. The image will display live video on your Display Audio Touch-Screen, revealing nearly four times more than the average passenger-side mirror.
Blind Spot Information System: When you turn your signal on and a vehicle is detected in the adjacent lane, the indicator will blink and emit a sound until the area is clear and you can switch lanes. Even when you do not have your turn signal on, it will still light up when there is someone on your blind spot.
Cross Traffic Monitor: When in reverse, with the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera in any viewing mode, the driver is alerted to a detected vehicle approaching from the side with a series of beeps and indicators that will show on the camera’s display.
Auto High-Beam Headlights: When you are driving at night above 25 mph and the headlight lever is in the low beam position with the switch rotated to AUTO, the system will change between low and high beams depending on surrounding conditions.
Honda Sensing is standard in most of the cars in the Honda line up. If you would like to know more or if you would like to see any of these features in person, come in and talk to our sales team! They will be able to show you how these features may keep you and your family protected! In addition, you have the peace of mind knowing you are covered with our exclusive Engine for Life Warranty! Our warranty covers your engine for as long as you own the car!** Come in today and talk to our sales teams about your needs!
*Available on select 2019 and 2020 Honda models.
**Warranty for current plus 10 prior model years with under 100,000 miles. Warranty is non-transferrable. See the dealer for details.