Honda unveils next-generation technologies for Honda Sensing 360 and Honda Sensing Elite safety and driver assistive systems
In the next few years, Honda plans to upgrade its Honda Sensing 360 and AcuraWatch systems so that they will become standard on all new models in the US by 2030. These advanced safety features include lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and more.
In April 2021, Honda's global CEO Toshihiro Mibe announced an ambitious goal to have zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles by 2050 as well as strive for carbon-neutrality for its products and corporate activities. The latest safety advances reflect this global vision.
Honda Sensing 360, available on certain models sold in China, gives drivers a wider range of senses around the vehicle to avoid collisions and reduce driver fatigue.
In China in 2024, the next generation of Honda Sensing 360 will reduce driver burden by reducing collisions. This is done through accurate detection of abnormal conditions occurring to both the driver and vehicle surroundings.
Honda's new technologies will reduce human error-triggered collisions, making it easier and safer for customers to explore and travel.
Honda plans to push the development and implementation of Honda Sensing Elite, a superior variation of Honda Sensing with more innovative safety technologies. For some time now, Honda has been perfecting technologies that will support drivers in achieving safe travels without any worry on various types roads- not just expressways.
In other words, this automotive company is producing cars with technology that will assist the driver on non-expressways including a hands-off function while driving through a traffic jam on arterial roads; to enable hands-off functions during merging onto and exiting from an expressway at a road junction; to automatically park in and drive out of a home garage.
Honda's original AI "grows" and becomes more adept at recognizing complex scenes the more experience it gains, similar to humans. This makes Honda Sensing Elite much better equipped to handle driving situations on non-expressways and other complex environments. At this time, there is no information available regarding when the next generation of Honda Sensing Elite will be released.
Since the US introductions in 2014 of Honda Sensing in the 2015 Honda CR-V, and AcuraWatch in the 2015 Acura TLX, application of these advanced safety and driver-assistive systems has expanded throughout the Honda and Acura lineups. Today, nearly 7 million vehicles on US roads have the benefit of Honda Sensing and AcuraWatch technologies.