Image of the omnidirectional safe driving support system “Honda SENSING 360+”
On November 17, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the launch of Honda SENSING 360+, an omnidirectional safe driving support system that covers blind spots around vehicles, helps avoid traffic accidents, and reduces the driver’s driving burden. Announced. The system will begin to be applied to the Accord, which will be introduced in China in 2024, and will be rolled out globally thereafter.
Honda SENSING 360, which was first installed on the CR-V sold in China in 2022, achieves 360-degree sensing by equipping the front and each corner with a total of five millimeter-wave radars. Omnidirectional safe driving is characterized by covering the blind spots around the vehicle, which are difficult to visually check when driving, to avoid collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians, and reduce the driver’s driving burden. support system.
In addition to the functions of the conventional Honda SENSING 360, the newly announced Honda SENSING 360+ incorporates a new driver monitoring camera and high-precision maps to improve driver status confirmation and vehicle control functions, reducing the driver’s driving workload. This will reduce the
The main features of Honda SENSING 360+ are as follows.
Advanced in-lane driving assistance function with hands-off function
While driving on a highway or expressway, the system operates the accelerator, brakes, and steering to help maintain vehicle speed and stay within the lane even when the driver takes their hands off the steering wheel (hands-off). Reduces operating load.
Identify your vehicle’s location using high-precision maps and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). If there is no vehicle in front, the system will maintain the set speed and stay in the center of the lane even in hands-off mode, and if there is a vehicle in front, it will follow while maintaining an appropriate following distance. The system reads the curvature of curves in advance and accelerates/decelerates according to the curvature, helping you drive with confidence.
Recommendation-type lane change support function
When the advanced in-lane driving support function with hands-off function detects a vehicle in front that is slower than your vehicle while driving on a highway or expressway, the system determines the surrounding situation under certain conditions. If it determines that it is possible to overtake, it notifies the driver, and when the driver approves the overtaking using a switch at hand, the system assists in overtaking and returning to the lane by operating turn signals, accelerating/decelerating, and steering the vehicle.
Furthermore, in route guidance mode, the system suggests lane changes to help you reach your destination based on the navigation’s route guidance. Once the driver’s approval is obtained, the system automatically performs a series of lane changes, including entering and exiting the branch.
Curve departure early warning
When driving around a curve on an expressway or expressway, if it is determined that there is a risk of an accident if the driver does not decelerate immediately, the system will issue a warning and provide deceleration support to prevent accidents when the vehicle runs off the curve. When entering a curve at high speed, the meter displays “Caution for curve ahead” to alert the driver at an early stage.
When approaching a curve and it is time to slow down, an audible warning and a flashing display on the head-up display alert the driver to slow down. Furthermore, if you approach a curve and need to decelerate immediately, the system issues a stronger warning and decelerates to prevent accidents when the vehicle runs off the curve.
Vehicle approach warning when getting off
When the system detects a vehicle approaching from behind while parked or stopped, an indicator on the front pillar or side mirror lights up to assist in recognition. Additionally, if there is a risk of a collision with a passing vehicle when the door the occupant attempts to open, the system flashes an indicator and at the same time alerts the occupants with an audible warning.
Driver abnormality response system
If the driver is unable to continue driving due to a sudden change in physical condition while driving, the system will help the driver slow down and stop in the same lane. If the driver does not respond to a control request from the system, the warning sound will gradually become stronger, prompting the driver to comply with the control request.
If the driver still does not respond, the system will assist the driver in slowing down and stopping in the same lane while alerting those around him with hazard lights and horn. It also connects to a call center via the emergency notification service (HELPNET) to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers, and other traffic participants.