For this week’s in-depth feature showcase, we’re going to take a look at a safety technology that works hand in hand with one we looked at a couple of weeks ago – Forward Collision Warning. This week’s feature also happens to have been excluded from the website where we usually find the helpful Rick & Scout videos each week, MyCarDoesWhat.org. So today, we’re looking at the Collision Mitigation Braking System, with details and a video coming straight from Honda!
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How does CMBS work?
Some of the newest Honda vehicles, including the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot, are – or can be – equipped with a millimeter wave radar sensor. Utilizing this sensor, the Collision Mitigation Braking System, or CMBS for short, is able not only to detect a vehicle in front of you, but also to determine if a collision with said vehicle is unavoidable. Essentially, CMBS is the system that tells the Forward Collision Warning feature when to warn you of a collision, and then it takes things a step forward if it decides you didn’t react fast enough.
In that event, the Collision Mitigation Braking System will then automatically apply pressure to the brakes and stop your vehicle before the collision – thus making the unavoidable, completely avoidable. In conjunction with FCW, this might be one of the most important and confidence-boosting features available in today’s Honda vehicles.
With that in mind, if you’d like to find out which vehicles come with the Collision Mitigation Braking System installed, or which vehicles it’s available to add onto, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle for you. If you already know what vehicle you’re interested in, the 2016 Pilot for instance, don’t hesitate to schedule a test drive right here on our website below. For a more detailed depiction of how CMBS works, watch the Honda Sensing video below!