Honda Sensing Safety Suite in the 2016 Pilot
Every Tuesday for the past few weeks – since the beginning of February, to be precise – we’ve been taking a more in-depth look at some of the features available in many vehicles today. Lately we’ve been mostly focused on safety features, but it made us realize it’s been a while since we spoke specifically about the Honda Sensing Safety Suite as a whole. We thought it might be a good idea to jump back on that, and we figured the 2016 Pilot would be the best guinea pig, considering it was the pilot of the program (pun intended).
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We figured the best way to go about this would simply be to give a quick rundown on each of the driver-assistive safety features that make up the Honda Sensing Safety Suite in the 2016 Pilot. So strap in and get to know your safety features a little bit better!
Which programs make up Honda Sensing?
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW): The LDW system will send you visual and audible warnings if it detects you drifting out of your lane. For a more detailed look, follow the previous link.
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): The LKAS system takes LDW a step further in the sense that if you don’t take the appropriate actions to prevent a detected lane departure, it will correct your vehicle by taking over your steering and sending you back into the appropriate lane.
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM): The RDM system works similarly to LKAS by detecting the edge of the roadway. When operating at speeds between 45 to 90 miles per hour, if it detects your vehicle getting too close to the edge it will send rapid vibrations to your steering wheel. If you don’t respond, it will take corrective actions by steering you back into your lane and sometimes even braking to prevent road departure.
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): The ACC system allows you not only to set your desired speed, but your desired following distance as well, thus eliminating much of the need to brake when cruising. For a more detailed look, follow the previous link.
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW): The FCW system is able to detect a possible frontal collision, and will send you both visual and audible warnings upon detection. For a more detailed look, follow the previous link.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS): Working hand in hand with FCW, CMBS is then able to manually take control of your brakes and stop the vehicle if an unavoidable collision is detected in front of you. For a more detailed look, follow the previous link.
Of course, these aren’t the only safety features found in Honda vehicles. These just make up the Honda Sensing Safety Suite in the 2016 Honda Pilot, and many other 2016 vehicles as well. Honda has stated that in the next couple of years, every Honda vehicle will come equipped with Honda Sensing. Even still, it is no substitute for your best judgment, so don’t forget to stay alert and continue driving the way your normally would! Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about these features, or are curious as to which vehicles they’re available in.