Next-generation best-selling car means a host of new safety features
Driver assistance, collision mitigation, and pedestrian impact protection all added
Honda has given the 11th-generation Civic a host of new safety and driver assistance features to compliment the new design and new interior. New innovations and technology improvements to help drivers avoid a crash, make driving easier and to help protect them if the crash still happens. Here’s a look at the safety innovations of the 2022 Honda Civic.
Honda Sensing Updates
A new front camera allows the Honda Sensing suite to better see and recognize road lines, curbs, other vehicles, and even pedestrians. That allows for improved lane departure warnings, improved collision mitigation braking, and more driver assistance features.
Updated Honda Sensing brings Traffic Jam Assist. The system works with adaptive cruise and lane-keep assist to keep the 2022 Civic centred in its lane and maintain distance with the vehicle in front in low-speed, high traffic situations. Taking the stress out of bumper to bumper driving. The adaptive cruise system also offers low-speed follow that will start and stop the 2022 Civic to go with the flow of traffic.
Dual Blind Spot Monitoring
Honda’s original Lane Watch system used a camera in the passenger mirror to show that side’s blind spot on the infotainment screen. The new Civic’s blind spot information system uses radar sensors on both sides of the vehicle to give you a warning light in the mirror of vehicles alongside. The Display Audio System screen will also give you an alert if a vehicle is detected crossing your path as you reverse.
Head Cradling Front Airbags
Honda’s new next-generation driver and passenger airbags use a new donut-shaped structure that is designed to cradle an occupants head in a crash and hold it to stop head motion and rotation. It’s intended to reduce a crash condition associated with brain injury and trauma that can occur in frontal collisions that happen on an angle.
Rear Seat Side Airbags
Honda has added new airbags to protect rear seat occupants. Working to help the existing curtain airbag that covers the window glass area in a side impact, this rear seat airbag can keep rear seat passengers from striking the rear door, better protecting them in a crash.
On top of pedestrian and cyclist detection by Honda Sensing, a new front bumper beam is designed to reduce pedestrian leg injuries in case they are struck by a vehicle. The hood adds an embossed inner structure that is meant to improve head protection in the event of a driver-pedestrian crash.