HONDA has revealed plans to expand Honda Sensing safety technologies by applying significantly revised driver assistance systems – including hands-free functionality – across all vehicles sold in the United States. period at the end of this decade.
So far, there is no word on how Honda Sensing 360 technology will be rolled out or extended to Australian-distributed models.
The Japanese company says the technology reflects its vision of cutting its auto-related global traffic deaths by mid-century.
Known as Honda Sensing 360, the upgraded safety suite, has been implemented on some models sold in China. It uses an extended range of sensors around the vehicle (hence the ‘360’) which Honda says will eliminate blind spots and enhance collision avoidance.
The technologies are expected to begin rolling out into vehicles sold in the United States early next year.
Honda says the expanded safety suite, featuring technologies derived from the development of Level 3 autonomous driving technology, is part of Honda’s Sensing Elite package that debuted on the Legend full-size sedan available only in the US. Japan.
The leading system uses artificial intelligence to accumulate data and increase the vehicle’s ability to recognize complex vehicle environments. The system is said to work smoothly in both urban and highway situations.
As the latest evolution of the Honda system launched in 2015, the Honda Sensing 360 is said to “take advantage of a more sophisticated collision-mitigation braking system that can detect pedestrians and other vehicles coming from multiple directions at the intersection”.
It can also interpret and react to cross-traffic situations ahead and monitor lane changes with built-in lane change collision mitigation.
Additionally, it offers an advanced version of Honda’s in-lane driving technology with hands-free functionality that works in conjunction with adaptive cruise control and lane-centering systems while allowing Allow the driver to take his hands off the steering wheel.
Honda says that under certain conditions, the system will even allow the vehicle to change lanes without the driver entering input.
The system also includes a range of sensors to detect the driver’s attention and a collision warning system that scans to detect “distracted or careless driving”.
The system will also reduce the vehicle’s speed if it detects pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles that may be entering the vehicle’s roadway and applies the brakes or steering when necessary.