Toronto, Ontario — Honda has officially made safety the standard, announcing that Honda Sensing ADAS technology will now come built into all new vehicle models going forward.
Honda Sensing, which debuted on the 2015 Honda CR-V, includes a collision mitigation braking system with forward collision warning; road departure mitigation with lane departure warning; lane-keeping assist system; and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow.
By having adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping that can operate continuously and simultaneously, Honda Sensing technically achieves Level 2 autonomous driving, as defined by SAE International.
Some newer Honda models also include Traffic Jam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, and a driver attention monitor, Honda said in its announcement.
“It is important to note that as with any ADAS feature, Honda Sensing is not intended to replace the driver’s assessment of traffic conditions and control of the vehicle,” said Honda.
“The driver must intervene in certain situations and must always be attentive when using the system. In addition, drivers have the option of turning off some or all of the various functions.”
The automaker says that it has recently introduced a single-camera system with a faster processing speed to the eleventh-generation Civic, replacing the former camera-and-radar system.
The single-camera provides “a wider field of detection” than the previous system, Honda said. “Combined with software advances and a new, more powerful processor, the system is also capable of more quickly and accurately identifying pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles, along with road lines and road signs.”
Honda subsidiary Acura announced in November that its version of Honda Sensing, AcuraWatch, had been made standard equipment on all of its vehicles.