Published on December 29th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Honda Sensing Elite And Honda Sensing 360 Developed Further
The Honda Sensing technology family grows further.
Earlier this month, Honda unveiled advancements of Honda Sensing 360 and Honda Sensing Elite. These driver assist systems build on the success of Honda Sensing, which is built into 86% of all new Honda vehicles sold globally. A total of 14 million Honda Sensing-equipped vehicles are on the road today. Here are the how Honda Sensing 360 and Honda Sensing Elite are changing.
Honda Sensing 360
Honda Sensing 360 was introduced in China this year. It’s essentially an omni-directional version of Honda Sensing that can deal with vehicles approaching from any direction through the use of additional cameras and sensors.
Honda Sensing 360 began with the following functions:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Front Cross Traffic Warning
- Active Lane Change Assist
- Lane Change Collision Mitigation
Honda today announced that it would be adding these new functions:
- CMBS at Intersections: entering an intersection at the same time from different directions
- CMBS for Pedestrians: At the side of the vehicle/oncoming
- Advanced In Lane Driving with Hands-off Function
- Advanced Lane Change with Hands-off Function
- Driver Emergency Support System
- Exit Warning
- Technology to detect the driver’s condition and risk factors to assist frontal collision avoidance
What’s more Honda will begin to roll out Honda Sensing 360 on a global basis starting in 2024 with these new features. The new features will be rolled out in regions where Honda Sensing 360 is already being offered.
Honda Sensing Elite
Honda Sensing Elite was first demonstrated on the JDM Honda Legend. It promises Level 3 “Hands-Off” autonomous driving – the car drives itself without the driver’s hands on the steering, but the driver must be ready to take over at any time.
As for developments around Honda Sensing Elite, the company says its homegrown AI has been learning much and is now able to carry out:
- hands-off function in traffic jam on arterial roads
- hands-off functions when merging onto or exiting from an expressway at a road junction
- automatic parking in and driving out of a home garage
- other non-expressway assistance
These features and more will be further developed and rolled out by the mid-2020s.