What is Lane Keep Assist?

Overhead on Silver Honda Civic Hatchback With Blue Cone to Represent Lane Keep Assist Feature

What is Lane Keep Assist? It’s a feature of the Honda Sensing safety suite that provides an alert if you start to drift from your current lane and even helps you stay in the right one. Okay, but how does Lane Keep Assist work? We’ve put together a quick and accessible overview to fill you in.

How Does Lane Keep Assist Work?

Your Honda’s Lane Keeping Assist System is responsible for helping you stay centered in your detected lane. It provides a more confident driving experience using a windshield-mounted camera to identify road markings at speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph.

If you’re detecting deviating from the center of your detected lane without the turn signal being activated, the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system will automatically apply gentle corrective torque to guide you back to the middle. You’ll also receive tactile and audible feedback to let you know you’re drifting.

It isn’t just a state of the art safety system – it’s a feature drivers trust and love. A survey by Consumer Reports covering 72,000 vehicles reported that:

  • 35% of drivers said the system helped them avoid a crash.
  • 74% of drivers were very satisfied with Lane Keep Assist.
  • 65% of drivers trusted Lane Keep Assist to work every time.

If you ever want to turn Lane Keep Assist off, all you need to do is:

  • Press the MAIN button on your steering wheel until LKAS appears on the multi-information display.
  • Press LKAS.
  • Lane outlines on the display will turn dotted to show the system is turned off (and then turn solid once you turn it back on).
  • Press the MAIN or LKAS button to turn off the system.

What Features Come with Honda Sensing?

Lane Keep Assist is just one of the driver assistance features available to enhance your peace of mind through every drive. Further features include:

Forward Collision Warning

Scans the area ahead of your vehicle to check for potential frontal collisions, then provides visual and audible warnings when one is detected to give enough time for safe braking.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

In the unlikely event of a collision becoming unavoidable, your brakes will be applied automatically to reduce impact forces.

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Identifies the side of the road by detecting painted lane lines, Botts’ Dots, and cat’s-eye markers, then provides corrective steering if you start to cross those markers.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow

Works like a conventional cruise control system by letting you set your desired speed, then enhances safety and convenience by automatically bringing your speed up or down to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, even in stop-and-go traffic.

Cross Traffic Monitor

Keeping tabs on vehicles approaching from left and right can be tricky when you’re reversing, so the Cross Traffic Monitor uses a radar sensor housed in the rear bumper to warn you if a vehicle is approaching from either side.

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Nighttime driving gets a safety boost with headlights that intelligently turn on and off as other vehicles approach and pass at night. Simply set your headlight controls to AUTO and they’ll switch automatically.

Traffic Sign Recognition System

One of the latest Honda Sensing features, the Traffic Sign Recognition System recognizes and remembers the road signs you pass, then displays them in the center of the speedometer to keep you aware of the current speed limit.

Which Honda Models Offer Honda Sensing?

You might expect to find cutting-edge Honda Sensing features like Lane Keep Assist available only with flagship models, but that package is offered with a diverse selection of models and even comes as standard with many Honda vehicles.

Current Honda models available with Honda Sensing include:

  • Honda Passport
  • Honda Civic Sedan
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda Civic Coupe
  • Honda Insight Hybrid
  • Honda Pilot
  • Honda Civic Hatchback
  • Honda Fit
  • Honda HR-V
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
  • Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Find Out More About Leading Honda Sensing Technology by Visiting Your Nearest Honda Showroom

The team at your local Detroit Honda dealer will be happy to help you arrange a test drive in any of the models listed above and talk you through all our latest special offers. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to contact us today.

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