Honda is ready for the future of automotive safety.
Most car companies like to bundle all of their available safety technology into a cleverly named suite. Subaru's is called EyeSight, Toyota's has Safety Sense, and Honda's is called Honda Sensing. Honda Sensing bundles a host of technologies, including collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, active lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control among others. While this system is currently an option on many cars, Honda has just announced it will be standard on all models by 2022.
The Japanese automaker has sold over one million vehicles fitted with Honda Sensing, doubling the number sold from 2016 to 2017. Honda currently fits the technology to 69 percent of 2018 model-year vehicles, but pledges to bring the percentage up to 100 percent in just four years. This would meet the voluntary commitment set by the U.S. Department of Transportation, IIHS and 20 automakers to fit autonomous emergency braking on 95 percent of vehicles by 2022. According to Honda's plan, the goal will be met two years earlier in 2020. Honda's dedication shows the company's commitment to building safer cars.
An IIHS study looked at Honda models fitted with this technology, and found collision claim severity was down by $379 for cars fitted with the Honda Sensing. Damages to other vehicles and property was down by 11 percent and injuries to people was down by 28 percent. We already love cars like the Honda Fit for offering advanced features at an affordable price. Now all Honda models will come with these handy safety features.