Honda City-Brake Active Safety Feature Designed for Urban Commutes

May 1st, 2013 by

It’s no secret that our favorite Japanese automaker is a trend-setter when it comes to safety features. Developing innovative technologies like Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, the brand continues to invest in driver and passenger well-being with the design of each new Honda that hits the market.

Excitingly, there’s another new safety feature on the way that’s currently testing it’s aptitude in the brand’s native market. Equipped in the new safety package offered with the upcoming Honda Fit is City-Brake Active. Designed to operate best at low speeds, the newest addition helps drivers avoid accidents and injuries in the notorious stop-and-go traffic that urban commutes are known for.

If you just breathed a sigh of relief, we understand completely. City-Brake Active will make the next-generation Honda Fit even more equipped to conquer the daily commute from greater White Plains, NY to the Big Apple.

So, how does this new Honda safety feature work?

Using a laser sensor positioned at the top of the auto’s windshield, Honda City-Brake Active is able to monitor the environment surrounding the Fit. Using the information gathered from the radar, the safety feature audibly and visually alerts drivers if it senses a frontal impact. If the brakes aren’t hit quickly enough, the system will apply them automatically.

However, it’s worth mentioning that the Japanese automaker hasn’t confirmed that the City-Brake Active technology will be available in models stateside. Although we think there’s a strong possibility. To keep informed on the safety feature’s arrival, and other news from the brand, be sure to follow our White Plains Honda blog for regular updates!

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