Honda has announced that there are now over 1 million vehicles on the road with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. The technology is currently standard on several models, like the 2018 Clarity family, the 2018 Accord and the 2019 Insight, but it will soon be standard on every Honda model.
The Honda Sensing suite includes technologies, like Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control. Today the Honda Sensing suite is only an option on the Fit, Civic, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey and Ridgeline, but by 2022 it will standard across the lineup. The Honda Sensing take rate has more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 to more than 50,000 vehicles per month in the past year, and now is applied on 69 percent of 2018 model-year vehicles.
A recent IIHS study compared 2016 model-year Accords, Civics and Pilots with the technology to the same vehicles without it. According to the study, collision claim severity dropped $379 for the Honda Sensing equipped vehicles compared to those without the technology. Damage to other vehicles or other property claim frequencies dropped nearly 11 percent for the Honda Sensing equipped vehicles compared to those without the technology.
“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.”