What is Honda Sensing®?

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When searching for a new car, there’s plenty to consider. Engine performance, gas mileage, cargo space, and interior features might all be items on your checklist. Safety is critical to consider, too, and the topic itself includes more than just crash ratings.

Honda put their expert engineers to work to create something that goes beyond the airbag systems, multi-point seatbelts, and strong body engineering. What they came up with was incredibly innovative: The Honda Sensing® suite.

This package of driver-assisting technology works with you while driving, ensuring more safety on the roads of Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway, Florida. To tell you all about it, the team at Honda of Bay County has put together this informative Honda Sensing® review to show you what these features can provide.

Honda Sensing®: Boosting Your Confidence Behind the Wheel

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Honda Sensing® is a suite of safety and driver-assisting technology specifically designed to keep you safe while driving. Let’s face it––no driver will ever be perfect. The Honda Sensing® systems know this and step in to be your eyes and ears, acting as a co-pilot while you’re on the go.

These intuitive systems will pick up on even small things you might not be able to while driving, thanks to advanced cameras, radars, and sensors around the Honda. The result? Increased awareness of what is around you, so you can act accordingly. These systems also work together to help prevent collisions or lessen the impact if it is unavoidable.

What’s Included in Honda Sensing®?

To understand what Honda Sensing® is, it’s best to dive right in to explain what the major systems of this safety suite bring to the table.

  • Lane Keeping Assist System: This system adjusts steering to keep you in a detected lane. A mounted camera behind the rear-view mirror can pick up on markings, like lines on the road. If the system senses the car is drifting from the lane without a turn signal on, you will then be notified.

    Steering can also be adjusted in a subtle manner to keep the vehicle centered in its lane. This makes those long stretches of highway easy, and more importantly, safer to maneuver.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: With this setting turned on, your vehicle will maintain a set following distance behind detected vehicles. If the detected car in front slows down or stops, Adaptive Cruise Control will slow down and stop your car, too. After stopping, tapping the gas pedal again tells the car to continue driving again with the previously set distance.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System: This system will determine if you cross over detected lanes without using a turn signal. If this happens, a visual lane departure warning will be given. If the system determines that the steering isn’t enough to keep the vehicle on the road, the brakes may be applied.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™: By watching what is ahead of you, this system will bring your vehicle to a stop when a frontal collision is deemed unavoidable. If the system determines a crash may happen, brake pressure can be applied automatically to avoid it or greatly lessen the impact.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition: As you’re driving, a small camera on the front of your Honda can detect speed-limit signs. The speed limit will then be displayed on your dashboard monitor or head-up display, to ensure you stay within the suggested limit.

Additional Driving-Aid Features

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Along with the safety features found in the Honda Sensing® suite, Honda makes available even more ways to provide the peace of the mind you deserve. These available driver-assisting technology features work in similar ways and are a great addition to Honda Sensing®.

  • Honda LaneWatch™: This brand-exclusive feature turns on an installed camera on the passenger’s side mirror and provides live video on the touchscreen inside your car. This gives you a better look at the traffic around you.
  • Blind Spot Information System: Available on select Honda models, this system watches as your turn signal is on and will detect if a vehicle is near you in an adjacent lane. Then, an alert will sound until the coast is clear or the turn signal is off.
  • Cross Traffic Monitor. When your Honda is in reverse, the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera will pop into viewing mode on your dashboard display. If a vehicle is coming from either side, you will hear a series of beeps and see indicators on the screen, letting you know to brake.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights: When you’re driving in the dark at speeds above 25 MPH, this system will turn on your high beams for better visibility. It will also change between high and low beams depending on your surroundings. For example, when a car is passing, it will dim the lights to keep others on the road safe, as well.

Other driving aids and active safety systems are also included in Honda models to ensure the best, most effective safety. Some of these features include:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control
  • Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • LED Daytime Running Lights

Experience Honda Sensing® Technology

Honda Sensing® technology was created to make your drives smarter and safer for all involved. This technology can make driving around Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway, FL, a more intuitive experience.

While this technology is by no means a replacement for safe driving and keeping both eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel, it can go a long way toward protecting you, those in the car with you, and other drivers, too.

Have any questions about Honda Sensing®? Get in touch with the team at Honda of Bay County or schedule a test drive today to see the technology in action.