Honda Sensing®️ Explained

Honda Sensing Overview - Germain Honda of Beavercreek

Whether you’ve been driving for decades or you’re just getting behind the wheel, all drivers can certainly use a helping hand from time to time. No other brand remains more committed to protecting the lives of its drivers quite like Honda. From helpful driving assists to preventing collisions before they happen, the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety technologies is now available on more models than ever before. Germain Honda of Beavercreek has assembled this informative guide which will provide you with a thorough understanding of all that Honda Sensing® has to offer.

What is Honda Sensing®?

Inspired by the Honda goal of achieving a zero collision society, Honda Sensing® is an innovative collection of safety and driver-assistive technologies available on a wide range of Honda vehicles*. These technologies were developed to help alert drivers to things they might miss when behind the wheel. There are a variety of groundbreaking innovations available within the suite of Honda Sensing® features which we’ll cover in detail below.


Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

If the system detects that a collision is imminent, CMBS will automatically apply brake pressure in an effort to minimize the severity of the impact. It’s an extra line of defense against sudden obstacles that you don’t have time to avoid.

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Should you attempt to change lanes without signaling, RDM will adjust steering and braking automatically once you cross over detected lane markings.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Great for taking the stress and tension out of long stretches of highway travel, ACC works by automatically maintaining a fixed following distance relative to the vehicle in front of you.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

In an effort to keep your vehicle positioned safely within your intended lane, LKAS can provide subtle steering corrections if you begin to wander out of your lane.

Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)

Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)

Using a small specialized camera, TSR has the ability to recognize traffic signs to alert the driver of posted speed limits as they drive.

Honda LaneWatch™

Honda LaneWatch™

From the instant that you switch on your right turn signal, a camera mounted on the passenger-side mirror will display live video directly on your Display Audio Touchscreen. This video shows nearly four times more than the typical passenger-side exterior mirror for greater confidence.

Blind Spot Information System

Blind Spot Information System

If you’ve indicated a lane change with a signal and there’s another vehicle traveling within the next lane, you’ll get an audible and visual alert before you attempt the lane change.

Cross Traffic Monitor

Cross Traffic Monitor

Once the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera activates after shifting into reverse, the driver will be notified of any detected vehicle approaching on either side through a collection of beeps and visual indications.

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Driving at night at speeds above 25 MPH, the headlight switch set to AUTO in the low-beam position can automatically toggle between low and high beams depending on the surrounding conditions.


Which Models Are Available With Honda Sensing®?

Honda Sensing®

  • 2020 Accord – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 Civic Coupe – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 Civic Hatchback – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 Civic Sedan – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 CR-V – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 Fit – Standard on EX and EX-L

  • 2020 HR-V – Standard on EX and above

  • 2021 Insight Hybrid – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 Odyssey – Standard on EX and above

  • 2020 Passport – Standard on all trims

  • 2020 Pilot – Standard on all trims

*Honda Sensing® available on select Honda vehicles.