Japanese automotive giant, Honda has unveiled its latest safety system known as the Sensing 360 to eliminate blind spots. With its launch slated for 2022, the omnidirectional safety system includes driver-assistance features along with a collision-avoidance system. According to Honda, China would be the first to receive the system followed by other markets in a phased manner by 2030.
Honda Sensing – ADAS Features
The Sensing 360 uses five mmWAV radars with one at the front and one located on every corner of the car. A monocular camera built into the system provides the driver with a complete 360-degree view which eliminates blind spots. Honda’s Sensing 360 acts as a form of ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance System) which includes other features apart from blind-spot monitoring. These include collision avoidance, steering assistance, adaptive cruise control, low-speed follow, lane-keep assist, and cornering speed assist. The system also features audio-visual warnings on the digital instrument cluster when there’s a risk of a collision.
Honda Electric News
Honda has announced its plans to enter the EV mobility segment with 10 new electric cars. The brand aims to introduce its new electric vehicle range in China during the next 5 years. Currently, the brand introduced three electric SUV concepts utilizing its e:N branding with two new electric vehicles for China.
Based on Honda’s H-RV platform, the e:NP1 and e:NS1 are only confirmed for the Chinese market. In Honda’s new e:N moniker, the ‘N’ stands for “new value creation for the next-generation of mobility”. Honda will introduce its new EVs based on the concept e:N coupe, e:N SUV, and e:N GT. Revealed in China, Honda claims that the cars will use an electric powertrain and offer autonomous driving technology.
Honda Hybrid News
For the Indian market, the brand plans to get hybrid EVs by 2022 along with the Honda City Hybrid. Given the meteoric rise in fuel prices, the Honda City Hybrid would likely become one of India’s most fuel-efficient cars. To attract a wider customer base in India, Honda aims to introduce a new mid-size SUV by 2023.
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