In addition to the omni-directional sensing of the current Honda SENSING 360＋ will further reduce driver burden by preventing collisions through accurate detection of abnormal conditions occurring to the driver, road environment and other vehicles in the vicinity.(Technological announcement made in 2022)
Overview of Honda SENSING 360+ functions
Advanced In Lane Driving with Hands-off Capability
The system utilizes high-definition maps and the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) data to accurately identify the vehicle position and assist the driving even when the driver has their hands off the steering wheel (hands-off capability).
The system operates accelerating, braking and steering even while the driver has their hands off the steering wheel. The system drives the vehicle along the center of the lane while maintaining the pre-set vehicle speed. When there is a car ahead, the system assists in following while maintaining a proper following distance. For turning, the system detects the curvature of the lane in advance and performs deceleration and acceleration before and after the curve to assist the driver in the way that they can driver with a peace of mind.
Driver Emergency Support System
When the driver falls into an abnormal condition and/or continues to be unresponsive to the system’s requests for a handover (the transfer of control back to the driver), the system alerts the driver with warnings. If the driver remains unresponsive, the system assists deceleration and stopping of the vehicle within the same lane while alerting other road users around the vehicle using hazard lights and the horn. Furthermore, the system connects to the emergency support center.
While the vehicle is parked, when the system detects a vehicle approaching from the rear, the indicator on the front pillar or side mirror lights up to assist occupants to recognize an approaching vehicle. When the system detects the risk of a collision between a vehicle door that occupants open/attempt to open and other vehicles passing by, an indicator flashes and an audible alarm sounds to alert the occupants.
■ Honda SENSING and Honda SENSING 360 are driver-assistive systems, so there is a limit to the capabilities (e.g. recognition capability and control capability) of their individual functions. Please do not overestimate the capabilities of each function and drive safely while paying constant attention to the vehicle’s surroundings.
Each system may not work or may not perform adequately depending on road conditions, weather conditions and vehicle conditions. These descriptions of the next-generation functions are based on content shared at the technological announcement, therefore some of the specifications may be different when these functions are installed to vehicles.