Honda introduces all-new safety system | Car Talk - Car News Jan 2015

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15:07 Friday 09 Jan 2015

Honda has announced the introduction of the world’s first predictive cruise control system, which will have the ability to recognise and react automatically to other vehicles.

The Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control system, which will debut on the new Executive spec Honda CR-V model, uses a camera and radar to recognise the position of other vehicles on the road, even calculating the likelihood of vehicles in neighbouring lanes cutting-in.  The system is designed to respond to potential cut-ins by applying gentle braking, increasing to maintain a safe distance between vehicles.  The system is designed to eliminate the harsher braking associated with existing adaptive cruise control technology.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control was developed jointly by Honda’s Research & Development teams in Europe and Japan, and is designed specifically for European roads.  The system even recognises which side of the road you are driving on, whether on the left in the UK or on the right on the continent, and can analyse which neighbouring vehicle is most critical to be aware of.

Dr Jens Schmuedderich, one of the Honda boffins responsible for Intelligent Adative Cruise Control System described it as, “a significant breakthrough and a considerable further step towards a new generation of driver assistance systems that anticipate the behaviour of other traffic participants.”

 


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