Honda Active and Passive Safety Features


Advances in technology have improved automobile fuel efficiency, created more powerful drivetrain systems and brought navigation and entertainment tools into the cabin. However, perhaps the most impressive technological leap in recent years has been the incorporation of both active and passive safety features that not only work to prevent accidents, but also provide superior protection in the event of a collision. Here are just a few of the ways that Honda vehicles are taking advantage of available safety features:


Honda Vehicle Active Safety Features


Active safety features are constantly working to monitor the road and other drivers in order to provide a more complete view of the road and send alerts when necessary. The multi-angle rearview camera allows drivers to choose from three different viewing angles so that you have a clear and accurate view of what is behind you every time the car is shifted into reverse. You can check your surroundings for obstacles and easily navigate parallel parking spots without having to crane your neck.


Honda vehicles also include plenty of active stability and braking features that make it safer to drive in challenging weather conditions and quickly engage the brakes when needed. Vehicle Stability Assist™ includes traction control and works to stabilize the vehicle if you take a corner too quickly or hit loose gravel that can instantly effect handling. The anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake distribution and brake assist will also work to engage the brakes when the car detects a problem. A Honda vehicle can effectively sense and respond to danger faster than ever.


Both the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS) and Road Departure Mitigation System™ (RDM) will also work to make immediate corrections when there is a problem. The CMBS actually applies the right amount of braking pressure when an unavoidable collision is about to occur. Hopefully, this will be enough to prevent you from experiencing a major accident. 


The RDM system works by adjusting steering and braking when the sensors detect that you are changing lanes without signaling first. This offers excellent protection from swerving. If you make the mistake of becoming distracted or fatigued, a Honda vehicle will actually step in and help protect you from entering a neighboring lane.


Other notable active safety features include the forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Sensors placed around every Honda vehicle work to detect when vehicles are in front of you or when you are drifting between lanes and provide visual and audio alerts that will allow you to adjust accordingly.


Passive Honda Vehicle Safety Features


Safety begins with the very structure of each Honda vehicle. Every model is constructed using an exclusive design that protects all occupants by effectively distributing crash energy. The frame is able to absorb impacts without collapsing. The front seat belts also come equipped with a pretensioner and load limiter that will instantly retract in the event of an impact and then adjust the tension if the load exceeds a certain mount of pressure. This protects passengers from seat belt injuries without compromising overall effectiveness.  


Honda vehicles also features a wide range of airbags throughout the cabin to protect passengers during a collision. Front, side, side curtain and front knee bags will help you stay safe in the event of a collision.


While Honda vehicles are becoming more stylish and sophisticated than ever before, they are also becoming safer. With both active and passive safety features throughout, every Honda vehicle will work to prevent an accident and provide maximum protection when a collision does happen. Driving a Honda offers an unbeatable level of peace of mind.







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