The top-of-the-line touring model of the updated 2015 Honda CR-V that went on sale Oct. 1 has a new suite of electronic technologies called Honda Sensing that the company is rolling out across its lineup.
The system, designed to increase safety by reducing driver stress, includes lane-keeping assist, automatic braking in emergency situations, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.
Some parts of the system are the first building blocks of Honda’s autonomous driving technology.
After nearly a 100-mile test in rural Michigan last week, Staff Reporter Richard Truett spoke with John Turley, Honda’s principal engineer for advanced product planning.
During the drive, I noticed Honda Sensing works intermittently. If it can’t read the lines on the road, the lane-keeping function doesn’t work. Is there an effort among automakers to encourage governments to improve lane markings?
That’s in our interest to get the best lane markings. At the recent Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, that was a topic: How does the infrastructure need to be improved as we move forward and as we take the baby steps toward higher levels of autonomy? We are certainly an advocate of better lane markings and look forward to some response from [governments] about infrastructures.