Honda’s ground-breaking ADAS technology - combining Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control - combats driver fatigue and can improve driver awareness, as well as reducing the burden of motorway (or main road) driving.

Over the last decade, Honda has carried out many hundreds of thousands of miles of testing in all conditions, and is totally confident the ADAS technology will improve safety levels.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses information from a millimetre-wave radar (mounted inside the front grille) to measure a safe distance to the vehicle ahead.

In addition to maintaining a set speed, as with conventional cruise control, ACC is also able to automatically regulate both the vehicle speed and its distance to the vehicle ahead travelling in the same lane, reducing the burden of motorway driving and enhancing driver comfort and safety.

Honda’s innovative Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) applies steering torque to ensure the Accord remains safely in the centre of a road lane. A tiny camera positioned near the rear-view mirror monitors the road markings and steers the car if it drifts toward the edge of a lane, thereby enhancing driver comfort and safety.

When using both or either ADAS systems, the driver remains in complete control and can override the technology at any time.

Internal Honda studies have proven the system can improve driver awareness; with ADAS switched on, the extent of the driver’s eye movement increases to cover more areas on or around the road.

These state-of-the-art driving aids are available on the Accord ADAS model, a range-topping version of the 2.4 EX with automatic transmission.

Published : 14/01/06 Author : Melanie Carter

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