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Published on October 15th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Omnidirectional Honda SENSING 360 Coming To Production Next Year

Honda Sensing 360 will be coming to China next year.

By now, most Honda fans are aware of Honda SENSING – the company’s in-house suite of active safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that give their new cars an added layer of safety. Now the company is ready to start deploying the next generation of Honda SENSING called Honda SENSING 360.

It was first talked about in October 2020 and Honda has been testing it out in China since the end of last year. It will debut in China next year with deployment to all major markets by 2030. The initial Honda SENSING tech first debuted in 2014.

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What’s the difference between Honda SENSING and Honda SENSING 360?

While Honda Sensing only had cameras and/or sensors to deal with the front and rear of the vehicle, SENSING 360, as the name implies, can deal with blind spots around the entire vehicle. This omnidirectional ADAS has improved recognition, prediction, and decision-making performance thanks to the use of a much wider angle front camera as well as the use of a 360-degree radar system.

The camera system is monocular, just like the current Honda Sensing camera. To create a 360-degree radar system, they’re increasing the number of millimeter-wave radars from 1 to 5 units, so there’s one at every corner of the vehicle.

Honda Sensing 360 omnidirectional hardware

Key features of Honda Sensing 360

Advancement of Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)

When making a right or left turn at an intersection on a surface street, when the system detects other vehicles or pedestrians and recognizes the risk of a collision, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) will kick in. Advanced from the CMBS of the current Honda SENSING, the CMBS for Honda SENSING 360 has a broader range of detection that is expanded from in front of the vehicle to include all directions around the vehicle.

This enables the system to assist the driver in the avoidance and mitigation of a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian entering an intersection at the same time from different directions.

Front Cross Traffic Warning

When the vehicle is driving at a low speed or starting from a stop at an intersection on a surface street, the system notifies the driver of information about vehicles approaching to cross the intersection from the sides and front. When it recognizes the risk of a collision with the crossing vehicle, the system provides audio warnings and visual warnings on the meter to alert the driver and prompt collision avoidance actions. 

Lane Change Collision Mitigation

When making a lane change, the system assists the avoidance of a collision with a vehicle in the adjacent lane approaching from behind. When the system recognizes the risk of collision with a vehicle approaching from the blind spot behind the vehicle, the system provides audio warnings and visual warnings on the meter to alert the driver and assist steering for collision avoidance. 

Active Lane Change Assist

While driving with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) activated and when certain conditions are satisfied on an expressway, when the driver puts on the turn signal, the system assists with steering for the lane change. 

Cornering Speed Assist

While cornering on an expressway with ACC engaged, the system properly adjusts vehicle speed. Using a front camera, the system detects the curvature of the lane before reaching the curve and assists the driver to complete smooth cornering. 

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