Honda is taking a step into the future with its all-new Honda Sensing® Elite system. This system, which is now available in Japan on the Honda Legend EX, is an all-new suite of driver-assist and safety technologies that offers Level 3 automated driving capability as SAE International standards define it.
What does Level 3 automated driving mean, though? This type of automation is the first level that won’t require you to constantly monitor your surroundings while on the go. This means that this technology will let you sit back and relax on commutes through Vallejo or road trips through California once it makes the leap stateside.
That doesn’t mean you get to completely ignore the driving experience, though. Level 3 automation will still require you to be prepared to intervene at any given moment, specifically when the car encounters a situation that it can’t handle alone.
In Japan, this means that the Honda Sensing® Elite system will help the Legend EX take on the road ahead autonomously. It will steer, accelerate, and brake to pass slower cars on the highway and comes with a range of features, such as Traffic Jam Pilot, which helps you take on traffic, and Emergency Stop Assist feature that will pull the car over to the curb, stop it, and turn on the hazard lights if the driver is unresponsive.
While this technology isn’t available in the U.S. just yet, it could very well arrive soon as part of a new crop of tech-savvy Honda vehicles. Until then, come into Avery Greene Honda to check out what the current Honda Sensing® suite of technologies has to offer.