It’s still a long way, but it’s good to know that Honda’s taking car safety tech seriously

Honda’s Sensing safety system is fitted on one million vehicles in the U.S. today, but that number is going to pale in comparison to Honda’s plans for the system moving forward. According to the Japanese automaker, Honda Sensing will come standard on all 2022 model year vehicles, a huge increase from the current lot of models that are already carrying the safety system.

Honda Puts Safety First - Will Offer Honda Sensing Safety as Standard Equipment from 2022
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Honda Sensing offers a suite of advanced safety and driver-assisted technologies that are supposed to make it easier and safer for Honda owners to drive their cars.

This is a big deal considering the advantages Honda models with the Sensing safety system have over those that don’t have it. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Honda Sensing offers a suite of advanced safety and driver-assisted technologies that are supposed to make it easier and safer for Honda owners to drive their cars.

The system includes a number of tech features, including a collision mitigation braking system (CMBS) that can apply brake pressure when an unavoidable collision is determined. The system also comes with lane keeping assist (LKAS), adaptive cruise control (ACC), and road departure mitigation (RDM), which helps drivers adjust steering and braking if the cars cross detected lanes without signaling.

At the moment, the safety system only comes standard on a handful of Honda models, including the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell, 2017 Clarity Electric, 2018 Accord, and 2018 Accord Hybrid. It’ll also come standard when the 2019 Insight Hybrid comes along later this year. As for the rest, Honda Sensing is only available as an option. Among the models included are the Fit, Civic, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline.

Honda Puts Safety First - Will Offer Honda Sensing Safety as Standard Equipment from 2022
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In 2017, the system’s application rate hit more than 50,000 vehicles in the U.S.

The growth of Honda Sensing comes at an important time for Honda. In 2017, the system’s application rate hit more than 50,000 vehicles in the U.S. That’s just the start. Eventually, Honda’s goals for its system are much bigger, something Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division, commented on in a statement.

“Honda dreams of a collision-free mobile society, and the Honda Sensing technology has a crucial role to play in advancing us toward that goal,” said Arcangeli said. “With the rapidly growing population of Honda vehicles applying these technologies, we hope to significantly reduce collisions involving Honda vehicles within the next three to four years.”

If Honda’s timetable is accurate, all Honda’s will come with Honda Sensing in the next three to four years.

References

2019 Honda Insight Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Honda Insight.

2018 Honda Accord High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Honda Accord.

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