There Are Now 1 Million Vehicles on the Road with Honda Sensing Tech
Honda announced it has now sold a million vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing, a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies including road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking.
By the 2022 model year, the Japanese automaker intends to have Honda Sensing offered as standard equipment across its entire lineup. It is already a good deal of the way there, with the tech “applied on 69% of 2018 model-year vehicles,” according to Honda.
That’s a bit of a strange way to put it, as we’re not sure what vehicles are being counted here. Do vehicles sold outside the US count? What about Acura? Whichever it is, the number of vehicles with Honda Sensing has more than doubled since 2016, and using data from an HLDI (Highway Loss Data Institute) study, the company says this has had a greatly positive impact.
“HLDI study for Honda Sensing equipped vehicles indicates collision claim severity is down $379, an 11% reduction in claim rates for damage to other vehicles or other property, and a 28% reduction in claim rates for injuries to people in other vehicles or others on the road.”
What’s more, an IIHS study that looked at 327,000 total insured vehicle years of 2016 model-year Accords, Civics, and Pilots found that “even if a crash is not avoided, it is likely the striking vehicle at least slowed before the crash due to those systems, and noted the likelihood of injury is reduced when speed is reduced.”
The most effective system in helping reduce the incidence and severity of collisions is automatic emergency braking, which Honda plans to have equipped across 95% of all vehicles by 2020.
It should be noted that most other automakers are also working on offering standard active safety tech across their lineups by 2022; though with Honda Sensing already equipped in so many of its vehicles, the manufacturer is currently ahead of the curve.
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