How does the Honda Sensing Collision Mitigation Braking System work?

January 24th, 2020 by

Today we wanted to take an opportunity to highlight another one of the technologies that can be found in the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver-assistive safety features. Honda Sensing is packed full of these great systems that help make the driving experience safer than it has ever been, helping you to avoid accidents altogether. One of the technologies that work hardest at doing just that is the Collision Mitigation Braking System, so how exactly does it work?

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What does CMBS do?
Utilizing cameras and radar systems, the Collision Mitigation Braking System can detect when there is the possibility of a forward collision, whether with a vehicle or a pedestrian in front of you. The system first alerts you when it detects the potential accident but takes things a step further if it determines the collision is unavoidable by reducing speed to minimize damage as much as possible.

What are the stages of CMBS?
Depending on the settings that you have set and the circumstances of what’s going on, there could be up to three different stages during the process of CMBS. The first step is, as we mentioned, alerting you to the danger. It does this with both a visual and audible warning. Stage to repeats these warnings while applying slight pressure to the brakes, while stage three takes things to the next level and applies as much pressure to the brakes as possible.

How do I change my CMBS settings?
In order to change the settings on your Collision Mitigation Braking System, your vehicle must first be in park. You can adjust the system’s settings by selecting your vehicle in the “Settings” menu from the infotainment system’s home screen, then selecting Forward Collision Warning Distance. From here you can select Long, Normal or Short.

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How do I turn CMBS on and off?
If you don’t want the added benefits of CMBS while you’re driving, you can turn the system off by pressing and holding the system’s button. You’ll hear a beep and notice a message on your screen. If you see the CMBS indicator, that means the system is off. Hopefully, this helps you get a better grasp of what exactly the Collision Mitigation Braking System within your Honda vehicle. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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