Honda Active and Passive Safety Systems Explained

The start of a new year is a great time to review what matters most. When it comes to driving nothing matters more than safety. In fact, a lot of car owners choose Honda because of its commitment to improving and advancing safe driving technologies. So let’s start off the new year with a review of Honda’s active and passive safety systems and how both work to keep you safe.

What are Honda’s active safety systems?

Active safety systems are safe technologies that are always at work. Standard on all 2017 Honda models, active safety systems are Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Active Stability Systems.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera gives you three different angles — normal, top-down and wide. Just choose the angle you want to use and you’ll be able to see what’s behind you when you shift into reverse. This safety feature is particuarly helpful when parking in tight spaces or backing up onto busy streets.

Honda’s Active Stability System includes: Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. As their names imply, all four of these active safety systems keep you safe by improving your Honda’s braking power, reliability, and efficiency.

What are Honda’s passive safety system?

Passive safety systems are the safe technologies that protect you in the event of a collision, they’re the technologies Honda hopes you’ll never need but made standard on all 2017 Honda models anyway. Passive safety systems include: Advanced Airbag Technology, Front Seat Belts with Pretensioner and Load Limiter, and ACE™ Body Structure.

All Hondas are equipped with advanced front airbags and select Honda models include: front side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor and front knee airbags.

The Front Seat Belts with Pretensioner and Load Limiter work to keep you safe by retracting in the event of impact and then slightly loosening to relieve pressure on the passenger’s chest.

The ACE™ Body Structure is a Honda-exclusive body design that more evenly distributes crash energy throughout the front of the vehicle, which helps improve passenger protection and crash compatibility. Crash compatibility is the amount of damage your vehicle may inflict on another vehicle in a two-car crash.

If you’d like to learn more about Honda’s safety systems, just stop by our Dublin Honda dealership. A member of our team will go over the specifics of each standard safety system, as well as the safety features available on Hondas equipped with Honda Sensing, including: Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation and more.

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Until next time!
Taz