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Friday, December 16, 2022

Thanks To Honda SENSING, The All-New BR-V Provides The Calm In Holiday Traffic


With the holidays in full swing, it could only mean one thing: traffic carmageddon. Driving in stop-and-go traffic for hours on end can take its toll leading to stress, and worse still, avoidable traffic accidents and crashes.

As staunch advocates of road safety, Honda thinks the use of advanced driving assist technology can help alleviate some of the doldrums associated with seemingly endless Christmas traffic. In keeping with their global thrust of providing safety for everyone, Honda Sensing helps improve the driver’s awareness of road and traffic conditions. In some circumstances, it can even intervene to avoid a collision or mitigate its severity.

As the newest product launched by Honda Cars Philippines, the all-new BR-V VX comes with Honda Sensing. And these are just some ways how it can ease the strain of driving through traffic:

It does the braking and acceleration for you

This isn’t your average cruise control, the Honda BR-V VX’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is unique in that it is designed for use in traffic on busy streets, as well as on clear open roads. The ACC provides better convenience through a wide-view camera technology that detects the speed and distance of vehicles in front. Through ACC, your Honda vehicle will automatically decelerate and accelerate your speed based on the car in front of you. The system is, therefore, able to perform braking and acceleration as needed.

Then, the Low-Speed Follow (LSF) automatically slows down the vehicle to a complete stop and accelerates back up to the set speed when the traffic conditions allow. All thanks to the added convenience of ACC and LSF, crawling through EDSA traffic and highway cruising don’t need to be that much of a chore.

The system notifies you when the preceding car moves

The BR-V VX’s Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN) is exclusive to the latest version of Honda Sensing (also equipped on the Honda Civic and HR-V). What LCDN does is it alerts the driver through visual and audio warnings whenever the system senses that the car in front has moved ahead from a standstill; perfect for that (slightly) distracted driver.

Staying inside the lane is now easy-peasy

For some, keeping the car inside a lane can be quite a task, especially for newbie drivers. Thankfully, the Honda Sensing package on the BR-V VX also includes the Lane Keeping Assist System or LKAS. For added convenience, the system assists the driver’s steering in order to keep the vehicle well-positioned inside its lane. The steering wheel will vibrate, and an icon will pop up on the TFT once it senses the car departing the lane without the use of turn signals. Lane Departure Warning or LDW, on the other hand, notifies the driver when the car is going off-course. The system does this when the driver departs the lane without using the turn signal lights.

Helping you achieve better visibility during nighttime

Drivers will no longer have to bother with manually adjusting the headlight settings. All thanks to Auto High-Beam (AHB), the car gets the added convenience of automatically turning on the high beams when needed. It will detect upcoming vehicles and lower your beam appropriately when encountering oncoming traffic.

It avoids or lessens the severity of a collision

While it may be more for safety rather than convenience, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) helps the driver avoid a frontal collision or reduce impact if unavoidable. This is to be done by automatically applying the brakes when necessary. Once the system or the driver prevented the possible frontal collision, the audible alarm will then stop. Road Departure Mitigation or RDM, on the other hand, helps the driver avoid collision by steering the car back to the center of the lane. Both Honda Sensing features help achieve a safer driving experience.

With the introduction of the all-new BR-V, Honda has once again expanded its range of Honda Sensing-equipped vehicles for the local market. The list includes the all-new Civic, all-new HR-V, Civic Type R, select variants of the CR-V, and of course, the BR-V VX.

“Honda Sensing represents Honda’s unwavering commitment to realizing ‘Safety for Everyone.’ As we expand the line-up of vehicles equipped with this intelligent safety and driver-assist system, we are pursuing the goal of zero traffic collision fatalities from Honda vehicles. We also hope for more awareness of the Honda Sensing features so that our customers can experience the joy and freedom of mobility. With the collective effort of vehicle owners, dealers, car makers, and all road users, we can meaningfully improve road safety,” said Mr. Masahiko Nakamura, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. President.

4 comments:

  1. Good for old time drivers but is this good for new drivers, will this system make then become less attentive and eventually lazy ?

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    1. They will create noob drivers who are dependent on these technologies

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    2. I think that's a possibility....

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