New Videos Demonstrate Benefits of Honda Sensing™ Advanced Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies in the 2016 Honda Civic

Honda Sensing Technology Helps North American Car of the Year Achieve Highest Safety Ratings

Complementing news of the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan earning the North American Car of the Year award and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ rating, Honda has released four new videos that demonstrate the benefits and function of Honda Sensing™ technologies available on every trim level of the 2016 Civic Sedan.

The IIHS' top rating of the new Civic includes a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS), part of the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing is available as a standalone option on LX, EX, EX-T and EX-L trims and is offered as standard equipment on the Touring trim.

The new videos provide visual demonstrations of Honda Sensing technology in action and are available for media download at Hondanews.com. They include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System1, with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)2
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)3
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)4, with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)5
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow6

About Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Based in part on advancements to Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Honda is a leader in third-party crash test ratings within the industry. The company also is broadly applying advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies to its product lineup. All 2015 and newer Honda vehicles also come equipped with a rearview camera as standard equipment.

 

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1 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

2 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

3 LKAS only assists the driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

4 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

5 LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

6 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

 

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