Decoding the Jargon

Advanced Driver Assist System for a Honda

The driver-assistive and automated drive technologies that Honda is developing aim to provide the freedom and joy of collision-free mobility. This carmaker utilizes an exclusive intelligent suite comprising driver-assist and safety technology to alert you about things you may miss when driving. Here are the features of the advanced driver assist system for a Honda vehicle.

Road Departure Mitigation System

A road departure mitigation system is an essential feature for an advanced driver-assist system. That’s why even other vehicle models have it as part of their ADAS. When driving a Honda and you start straying from the chosen lane’s center without activating the turn signal, this feature will direct audio and visual alerts to let you know. That way, you can either return to the lane’s center or activate the turn signal.

This feature uses the monocular camera to detect lane boundaries. If the car strays from the detected lane, this system provides a visual warning. It can also vibrate the steering wheel, alerting the driver that they are departing from the route.

If the car leaves the lane, the steering wheel can repeatedly vibrate for 1.5 seconds. And this alerts the driver of an imminent collision. If the driver doesn’t do anything, the system can apply corrective steering efforts to bring the car back into its lane.

When RDM forecasts extensive straying by the vehicle, it applies the braking force and corrective steering effort together.

Forward Collision Warning

Forward collision warning refers to an active safety feature for warning drivers of an imminent frontal collision. This technology triggers an audible, visual, or tactile signal when a Honda with this feature comes too close to the in-front car. And this alerts the driver of the imminent frontal collision. Honda develops vehicles with a front-facing camera for detecting the vehicles ahead of the driver. It also determines the collision risk before activating the visual and audio alerts to warn of the imminent collision.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Also known as CMBS, this technology helps the driver to avoid collision with the oncoming vehicle, pedestrians, and vehicles ahead. If a crash occurs, this feature mitigates the damage. The monocular camera and millimeter-wave radar detect pedestrians and vehicles. Upon determining the collision risk, the system provides a visual and audio warning. The accelerator pedal also vibrates. And if the system notices that the collision is almost impossible to avoid, it applies the brakes automatically.

If a vehicle remains on the lane for the oncoming vehicle and the system detects a collision risk, the steering wheel vibrates to alert you. Again, the system applies the brakes automatically after determining that you can’t avoid a collision.

Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System

This system detects boundary lines for side strips and pedestrians to enable the driver to avoid a collision. Upon forecasting a collision with the pedestrian when a car strays from its lane and moves to the side strip, this system produces visual and audio warnings alerting the driver. Also, the system turns the vehicle’s steering wheel in a different direction to aid the efforts of the driver to avoid a collision.

The monocular camera and millimeter-wave radar detect road lanes and pedestrians. And this helps in protecting pedestrians from Honda vehicle accidents.

Low-Speed Follow Adaptive Cruise Control

The adaptive cruise control feature enables the advanced driver assist system for a Honda vehicle to maintain the proper distance with the car ahead. And this reduces the driver’s burden, especially when driving on a busy or congested highway.

The monocular camera and millimeter-wave radar detect the speed gap and distance from the car ahead and then controls braking and acceleration. That way, the system helps the driver to keep an appropriate space. The adaptive cruise control works from high-speed driving to standstill.

Traffic Sign Recognition

This feature displays information about traffic signs to help the driver maintain safe driving. Honda cars with a monocular camera use it to recognize different traffic signs on the road. Upon detection, the system displays this information on the Heads-Up Display System or Multi-Information Display.

Among the signals that this feature can detect on the road include no overtaking, speed limit, no entry, and stop signs.

Lead Car Departure Notification System

This system alerts a driver when the vehicle in front of them moves ahead. Honda vehicles with a millimeter-wave radar use it to detect when the car in front of them starts moving when traffic is at a standstill. The system provides visual and audio alerts if it does not notice depression on the accelerator pedal.

Blind Spot Information System

This feature of the advanced driver assist system alerts a driver to detect a blind spot on the passenger side. The rear bumper has radars that detect vehicles in the rear-quarter blind spots of the car and then alerts the driver using indicators near or on the side mirrors.

The system also notifies the driver with alert sounds and a flashing indicator when they activate the turn indicator in a corresponding direction.

Other features of the advanced driver assist system for a Honda car may include:

  • A parking sensor system
  • A wide-angle rearview camera system
  • Multi-view camera system
  • Lane watch
  • Backing out support

All these features of ADAs improve the driving experience of Honda vehicles while preventing or mitigating impacts from accidents.