Monday, April 16, 2018

Honda Sensing® Reaches a Momentous On-Road Milestone

The Honda brand made a major announcement earlier this month: There are over 1,000,000 vehicles on the road right now equipped with Honda Sensing®, the Honda brand’s suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. During the announcement, Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division & general manager of the Honda brand, spoke to the company’s larger mission, saying that, “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.”

One million automobiles is an impressive number, but what kind of impact is the Honda Sensing technology in those automobiles having out on the road? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) teamed up with the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) to find out, conducting a study of more than 327,000 total insured vehicle years, looking specifically at 2016 Honda Accord, Honda Civic, and Honda Pilot models, as 2016 was the year that Honda Sensing was first made available. The study findings showed that the deployment of Honda Sensing in these vehicles resulted in significant reductions in the severity of collision claims, the claim rates for damage to other vehicles or property, and the claim rates for injuries to people in other vehicles or on the road. In other words, Honda Sensing is working.
But 2016 was only the beginning of the Honda brand’s ambitious plans. Honda Sensing application doubled last year, and it’s been equipped in 69 percent of 2018 models. And the best is yet to come. The automaker has committed to making Honda Sensing standard on all 2022 Honda models.
Honda Sensing comes standard on a number of 2018 Honda vehicles, such as the 2018 Honda Accord. This is just another feather in the sedan’s cap. Speaking to its safety, Car and Driver had this to say in their review: “The [Honda] Accord’s long seat cushions and spacious rear seat mean that there’s plenty of room inside for a child seat, and LATCH anchor points are easy to access.” Other models, like the 2018 Honda Civic, offer Honda Sensing as an available add-on.
To learn more, or to test drive one of these great vehicles, head into Keyes Honda here in Van Nuys, CA.

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