If history has taught us anything about vehicle technology, it is that the latest advancements may be introduced in limited production or high-line cars---from the hydraulic brake systems of the 1930s to the curved windshields of the 1950s and the advent of disc brakes in the 1970s---but eventually, that technology will be applied to every vehicle in the car maker’s line-up.
Such is the case with Honda’s 2019 Civic, the 10th generation of one of America’s most popular and celebrated cars. Introduced in the fall of 2015 with first the sedan and then the coupe, the 10th-generation Civic will surpass 1 million units this year. Moving forward to make Honda Sensing® standard equipment on all Honda vehicles by the year 2022, all trim levels of the 2019 Civic sedan and coupe, from the base LX to the highest-line touring, will feature Honda Sensing® technology. This underscores the increasing need for pre- and post-scanning and recalibration of critical components when making collision repairs.
Honda Sensing® is Honda’s exclusive intelligent suite of safety and driver assistive technologies designed to alert drivers to things they may miss while driving. The suite consists of:
• Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Designed to help keep the car centered in a detected lane
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Maintains a set following interval behind detected vehicles
• Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Adjusts steering and braking if the vehicle crosses detected lanes without signaling
• Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): Applies brake pressure when an unavoidable collision is determined
• Lane Departure Warning (LDW): Detects un-indicated departure from detected lanes, providing visible and audible alerts
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Uses a camera on the windshield to detect vehicles in front of your vehicle, activating audio and visual alerts that you are at risk of a collision
Other available Honda safety driver-assistive technology features, depending on the vehicle model and trim level, include:
• Honda Lane Watch™: Any time the right turn signal is activated, the camera on the passenger-side mirror will turn on, displaying a live video on the car’s Display Audio Touch-Screen, providing four times more vision than a standard mirror
• Blind Spot Information System: When the turn signal is activated and a vehicle is detected in the adjacent lane, an audio and visual alert will activate until the adjacent vehicle moves away or until the turn signal is turned off
• Cross Traffic Monitor: When in reverse, both audio and visual alerts are activated if another vehicle approaching from either side is detected
• Auto High-Beam Headlights: When driving at night above 25 MPH with the headlight switch turned to AUTO, the system will apply high or low beams, depending on the surrounding environment.