Honda Road Departure Mitigation System
Honda remains an industry leader when it comes to pioneering cutting-edge driver-assist technologies and safety features. Through tireless innovation and engineering, these developments work to keep drivers protected from danger on the roads. This collection is known as Honda Sensing® and is now available across the entire Honda model range.
Today, our team at Germain Honda of College Hills wants to introduce you to one of the most groundbreaking features in the Honda Sensing® suite of features. Known as or Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), you’ll learn all about how this technology works along with the benefits that it provides to drivers.
What is the Honda Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)?
Using a specialized windshield-mounted camera system, the Road Departure Mitigation System can identify the side of the road including painted lane lines, Botts’ Dots, and cats-eye markers. In the event that this system detects that your vehicle is about to leave the road, the driver is immediately alerted with a warning message in the Driver Information Interface. Afterward, the system can take control of the electric power steering system (EPS) to guide the vehicle back into its detected lane or even apply the brakes to prevent the vehicle from leaving the road altogether.
How Do I Use the Road Departure Mitigation System?
Since the system is automatically activated when the vehicle begins to stray from its intended course, simply driving your vehicle as you normally would means that you’re always protected by the RDM system. If your turn signal is not activated and lane drift has been detected, the system will activate and attempt to take corrective action. Remember, RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and road condition. You as the driver remain responsible for safely operating the vehicle and avoiding collisions.
Which Honda Vehicles Have Road Departure Mitigation?
Currently, all Honda models are either equipped with Road Departure Mitigation as standard equipment or it’s available as an option on higher trim levels. Included in the Honda Sensing® suite of features now available across the entire Honda model range, you’ll have no trouble finding a vehicle that’s equipped with the groundbreaking Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM). Browse our extensive inventory here at Germain Honda of College Hills and discover the Honda vehicle of your dreams today!