Honda has introduced its new Honda Sensing 360 omnidirectional safety and driver assistance system. A technology that eliminates blind spots around the vehicle and helps avoid collisions. This technology will be available in China from 2022.
Honda has unveiled its new Honda Sensing 360 omnidirectional safety and driving assistance system. This new technology with which the Japanese manufacturer will equip its new vehicles allows the elimination of blind spots around the vehicle and, therefore, contributes to avoiding collisions as well as reducing driver fatigue while driving.
Honda Sensing 360 technology has undergone a significant evolution over the previous system. It has a extended detection range, not only in the front and rear, but its range is omni-directional around the vehicle. The application of Honda Sensing 360 will start in 2022 in cars destined for the Chinese market. Honda has proposed to equip with this application all the models that will be marketed in the main markets as of 2030.
The evolution of Honda Sensing technology
Honda introduced the Honda Sensing Advanced Driver Assistance and Safety System in 2014. Since then, the manufacturer has been working on its evolution by adding new features and expanding its application to series production models globally.
The new Sensing 360 technology has achieved 360-degree detection by incorporating a total of five millimeter wave radar units in the front and in each corner of the vehicle, in addition to the monocular camera that we can find in the current system. The extended detection range covers blind spots around the vehicle they are difficult to check visually by the driver. These are the Honda Sensing 360 main features:
- Impact prevention and mitigation system. When the system detects other vehicles or pedestrians and recognizes the risk of collision, the impact prevention and mitigation system is activated. Helps the driver avoid and mitigate a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian entering an intersection at the same time from different directions.
- Traffic warning for frontal crossing. When the vehicle is traveling at low speed or departs from a STOP or detection at a conventional highway intersection, the system notifies the driver of information about vehicles approaching to cross the intersection from the sides and ahead. In the event of detecting a risk of collision, the system issues audible and visual warnings on the dashboard.
- Collision mitigation when changing lanes. When making a lane change, the system helps to avoid a collision with a parallel vehicle approaching from behind. In the event of detecting a risk of collision, the system issues audible and visual warnings on the dashboard to alert the driver.
- Active Lane Change Assist. When driving with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and the Lane Departure Warning and Prevention system activated, the system helps control the steering wheel so you can change lanes safely.
- Turn speed assistant. When driving on a motorway and cornering with cruise control activated, the system adjusts the vehicle’s speed accordingly. The system is able to detect the curvature of the lane using a front camera before reaching the curve and, in this way, assist the driver to complete a smooth turn.