Honda has announced one-million vehicles are on U.S. roads with Honda Sensing, but millions more are coming.
Currently standard equipment on the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell, 2017 Clarity Electric, 2018 Accord, and 2018 Accord Hybrid, Honda Sensing is a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to make it safer and more convenient to drive a car. Honda Sensing will also be standard on the upcoming 2019 Insight Hybrid, which is set to be introduced later this year.
The package is also available as an option on the Fit, Civic, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline models, but every model year 2022 vehicle rolling off Honda’s assembly line will have Honda Sensing as standard. That includes collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. It’s a move similar to what Ford recently announced with its standard Co-Pilot360.
From 2016 to 2017, the Honda Sensing application rate has more than doubled to more than 50,000 vehicles per month in the past year. It’s currently applied on 69 percent of 2018 model year vehicles, Honda said. The Japanese automaker also plans on achieving 95 percent automatic emergency braking in 2020, which would be two years ahead of the industry voluntary commitment.
A recent study revealed Honda Sensing-equipped vehicles had an 11-percent reduction in claim rates for damage to other vehicles or other property, collision claim severity down $379, and a 28-percent reduction in claim rates for injuries to people in other vehicles or others on the road.
“Honda dreams of a collision-free mobile society and the Honda Sensing technology has a crucial role to play in advancing us toward that goal,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division & general manager of the Honda brand. “With the rapidly growing population of Honda vehicles applying these technologies, we hope to significantly reduce collisions involving Honda vehicles within the next three to four years.”
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