While many drivers think of seat belts and airbags as the extent of a car’s safety features, high-tech driver assistance and accident prevention features have been pushing the envelope on auto safety. In addition to a standard multi-angle rearview camera, the 2017 Honda Accord technology features include the Honda Sensing features package, available on each trim level of the sedan.
Honda Sensing adds on these driver assistance features, and the Accord won a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with the Honda Sensing package.*
Adaptive Cruise Control: This safety feature uses radar sensors to track the speeds of cars around it and adjust the Accord’s cruise control settings to keep pace with them.
Forward Collision Warning: The same sensors used for adaptive cruise control can alert a driver to a potential collision, with forward collision warning issuing an alert if it senses the vehicle needs to slow down or stop in order to avoid a collision.
Collision Mitigation Braking System: If the Accord senses its driver hasn’t responded to an alert from the forward collision warning feature, collision mitigation braking can automatically apply the brakes to slow or stop the Accord.
Road Departure Mitigation System: By monitoring the markings and signposts on the side of the road, this system can detect if you’re starting to leave the road and adjust the vehicle torque to keep you on the pavement.
Lane Departure Warning: This safety feature monitors the markings on the pavement and alerts the driver if it senses that the vehicle is drifting from its lane.
Lane Keeping Assist System: If the driver doesn’t respond to the lane departure warning, this safety system can adjust wheel torque and give the vehicle a nudge back to the center of the lane.
The best way to see the 2017 Honda Accord technology features is to use them. Visit a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of a new Accord and take it for a test drive.
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