What is Honda Sensing? Everything You Need to Know About the Honda Safety Suite

May 12th, 2021 by



Row of Honda Models with Honda Sensing Outside in Front of Building

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How safe is the car? One of the first questions that many people find themselves asking when shopping for a new car. In the year 2021, safety is clearly a top priority for car manufactures. With that being said, Honda has what is called Honda Sensing – a suite of advanced safety features.

Every vehicle with Honda Sensing includes six features, which can be grouped together in pairs. First, there is the Collision Mitigation System (CMBS) also known as automatic emergency braking, with Forward Collision Warning (FCW). On the front of your vehicle, you will find sensors that can detect when you’re rapidly approaching another vehicle or pedestrian in a way that may result in a collision. When that happens, the system will trigger an audible and visual alert to which will prompt you to hit the brakes.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) uses a camera to sense lane lines when possible and keep the vehicle centered in its lane with automated steering assistance. If your car drifts out of its lane without using the turn signal, an audiovisual Lane Departure Warning (LDW) will prompt you to steer back into your lane. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) goes into play if you are unable to correct your vehicle’s path by adjusting the steering and brakes to put you back in the center of the road.

The sixth and final feature of Honda Sensing is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The system allows you to set an intended speed and following distance. If your car is traveling at the selected speed and senses a vehicle ahead, it will apply brakes pressure to maintain that following distance. When the car in front of you speeds up or changes lane, the ACC applies throttle to ease your car up to speed.

Vehicles that come equipped with Honda Sensing include: Civic, Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Passport, and Odyssey.

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