Honda Introduces City-Brake Active System to Help Prevent Low Speed Accidents

Honda Introduces City-Brake Active System to Help Prevent Low Speed Accidents

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, April 2, 2013

LONDON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Honda has developed an accident avoidance support system called City-Brake
Active System.

The City-Brake Active System operates when the vehicle is travelling at speeds
of less than 18mph*. It uses a laser radar installed in the upper part of the
windscreen to detect when a collision is imminent. If the City-Brake Active
System identifies** a high risk of collision it will issue audio and visual
warnings to the driver. If the driver does not take action to avoid the
collision then the system will automatically apply the brakes.

The City-Brake Active System also protects drivers from accidental
acceleration at speeds of less than 6mph* or from standstill. If the system
determines that the driver has pressed too hard on the accelerator pedal, for
example by mistakenly stepping on the accelerator pedal instead of the brake
pedal, when there is another vehicle within 4m* of the front of the vehicle,
the driver will receive audio and visual warnings and the City-Brake Active
System will control engine output to restrict the vehicle from moving forward.

Honda will first introduce the City-Brake Active System on the all-new Honda
Fit which will go on sale in Japan later this year. The introduction of this
new technology to Honda models in Europe has yet to be confirmed.

Honda's commitment to safety is embodied by the term 'Safety for Everyone' and
Honda will continue to equip cars and motorcycles with the most advanced,
effective safety features possible.

Notes to Editors

* Approximately

** Depending on driving and/or weather conditions, the radar may not be able
to recognise vehicles properly.

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