Honda has reportedly developed an automatic braking system that is capable of preventing a vehicle travelling as fast as 60kph from colliding with a pedestrian.

The Nikkei news agency said that Honda's new technology employs radar and a high-resolution camera to identify pedestrians sooner than conventional braking systems can. The report said that Honda's system is able to prevent a collision even if the vehicle is travelling at 60kph, twice as fast as similar systems developed by others.

The report added that Honda is expected to install the braking system in its Legend model slated for release this year.