Honda Sensing in the 2018 Honda Accord

Honda Sensing in the 2018 Honda Accord

Last year, the Honda Sensing safety package wasn’t available in the Honda Accord’s base LX trim. But according to the Honda dealer near Hartford, Honda Sensing is now offered in every 2018 Honda Accord model. The Honda Sensing package is the automaker’s suite of driver-assistance and safety technologies engineered to alert the driver to situations they might overlook while driving. It includes the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).

Honda Sensing uses two different types of sensors, a radar sensor situated on the front of the vehicle and a sensor camera located behind the rearview mirror. The Honda dealership serving Hartford tells us that Accord buyers appreciate the Honda Sensing package because it keeps their families safe by preventing accidents or mitigating the effects of a collision.

We’ll explain the six components of Honda Sensing:

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist utilizes the camera mounted in the front of the Accord and detects lines in the road, cat’s eyes and dots to determine the vehicle’s location in the lane. While similar technologies found in other vehicles can send a car zig-zagging across its lane, if the Accord begins to drift out if its lane, LKAS uses torque to return the car to the middle of the lane.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow

This outstanding feature makes it easier to drive in light traffic on the highway. Honda’s Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow lets the driver set an optimal speed as well as the distance between the Accord and the car ahead. When driving on the highway, simply deploy ACC and you’ll be prompted to choose a short, medium or long distance between the two vehicles. Steering-wheel controls allow you to raise or lower the driving speed. If the detected vehicle stops, ACC can automatically slow and stop your vehicle. After stopping, tap the throttle to re-enable the ACC system and continue to maintain the set speed and distance between the vehicles.

Road Departure Mitigation System

Honda’s Road Departure Mitigation System helps your Accord stay on the road. If your vehicle gets too close to the edge of the road when it’s driving between 45 and 90 mph and you haven’t activated the turn signal, RDM warns you with a visual alert. Next, it applies torque to the steering to keep the vehicle in its lane. Finally, if it detects driver input isn’t enough to keep the car on the road, it can apply the brakes.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

The Collision Mitigation Braking system adds an additional layer of protection to the Honda Sensing suite. When driving faster than 10 mph, the CMBS radar sensor detects whether the vehicle ahead is getting too close and automatically applies the brakes when necessary. This system has a maximum range of just over 100 yards. In the event a collision is unavoidable, CMBS can lessen the impact of the crash.

Traffic Sign Recognition

This system keeps the driver and passengers safe by displaying traffic sign information. The camera detects traffic signs and displays the information on the Accord’s Multi-Information Display or Head-Up Display System. Information presented includes the speed limit, stop signs, no entry signs and no overtaking signs.