Honda said it would expand capability of its Sensing 360 and Sensing Elite advanced safety and driver assistive systems.
The improved Sensing 360 system will begin rolling out worldwide in the second half of the decade and would be standard on all new Honda and Acura models in the US by 2030. The Acura version will bear the AcuraWatch name.
With an expanded sensory range around the entire vehicle and currently available on some models sold in China, the first generation Sensing 360 mitigates blind spots to enhance collision avoidance, while also reducing driver burden.
Starting in China in 2024, the next generation will feature new technology to further reduce driver burden by reducing the likelihood of collisions through accurate detection of abnormal conditions occurring to the driver and the vehicle’s surroundings.
Sensing Elite is a flagship variation and Honda is promising technology to assist the driver on non-expressways including a hands-off function while driving through a traffic jam on arterial roads; to enable hands-off functions during merging onto and exiting from an expressway at a road junction; to assist the driver by automatically parking in and driving out of a home garage.
Through application of AI, which “grows” while accumulating experiences, much like humans, Sensing Elite increases its capability to recognise complex scenes and handle driving situations that occur in complex environments such as on non-expressways. Specific launch plans for the next generation have not yet been announced.