There is a lot to love about the upcoming 2016 Honda Pilot. From its advanced technology to the focus Honda put on making the SUV more efficient, it’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting new vehicles of the 2016 model year. While the advanced technology inside the 2016 Honda Pilot will make the ride more enjoyable for drivers and passengers from an entertainment standpoint, Honda’s advancements will also help make the third-generation Pilot safer. With an availables suite of preventative safety features, which is being called Honda Sensing™, drivers can stay more aware of their surroundings and receive alerts when danger is imminent.
Honda Sensing includes a number of driver-assistance technologies, some of which have been offered in the past and others that are new to the Honda lineup. According to Honda, this suite of safety technologies is “designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other vehicles, road obstacles and even pedestrians, mitigating the possibility or severity of a collision.”
What safety technologies are included in the Honda Sensing suite?
The Honda Sensing suite includes a variety of active safety technologies, some of which are standard and others that much be added through trim upgrades or the addition of packages.
- LaneWatch™ display
- Blind Spot Indicators
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™
- Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Road Departure Mitigation system
One of the all-new technologies for the 2016 Honda Pilot is the Road Departure Mitigation System, which is a feature that has been offered in recent Acura models. The system utilizes a camera mounted between the rearview mirror and the windshield to detect lane markings. As drivers approach lane lines without a turn signal, an alert will appear, steering wheel torque will be applied and vibrations will occur to make the driver aware.
While there are a number of other safety features in the 2016 Honda Pilot, the Honda Sensing suite will help drivers be more aware of their surroundings to avoid ever needing the ACE body structure or dual-stage airbags.