Honda Sensing 360
Honda Sensing 360
Posted on October 25, 2021
Once a week while driving East on Highway 403 I’m often able to complete a satisfying high speed merge onto the QEW near the Niagara interchange. The on ramp sightline allows a driver to accurately judge the flow of eastbound traffic and find a large enough gap to fully accelerate seamlessly through four lanes of traffic in one right to left motion in order to position the car to enter the HOV lane 1.5 km ahead. This signaled maneuver is not done without extra care due to the blind spot on the left hand side of the car. I suspect that cranking my neck for better rear views will be a thing of the past once I start driving a Honda with ‘Honda Sensing 360’.
Honda has announced plans to apply its next generation of safety and driver-assistive technologies - Honda Sensing 360 - to all new Honda models by 2030. Honda Sensing 360 removes blind spots to enhance collision avoidance, while also reducing driver burden. 360 degree sensing is achieved by adding a total of five units of wave radar in front and at each corner of the vehicle, in addition to an enhanced wide angle camera looking forward from the windshield.
Honda Sensing 360 - Lane Change Collision Mitigation
When making a lane change, the system assists the avoidance of a collision with a vehicle in the adjacent lane approaching from behind. When the system recognizes the risk of collision with a vehicle approaching from the blind spot behind the vehicle, the system provides audio warnings and visual warnings on the meter to alert the driver and assist steering for collision avoidance.
The Honda 360 sensing suite will also include:
Advancement of Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Front Cross Traffic Warning
Active Lane Change Assist while driving with Adaptive Cruise Control
Cornering Speed Assist while driving with ACC
The evolution of the present Honda ‘Sensing’ suite of driver assist technologies is being pursued by Honda R&D from the perspective of both hardware and software and these advances will help achieve their goal of zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda automobiles globally by 2050. I’m hopeful these safety features will be introduced sooner than expected on some model trims, until then my neck will continue to twist and safety will be ensured the old fashion way.
Speak with you soon….Macky