Honda Opens Doors to Safety, Research Lab
Sept. 30, 2019—Honda recently provided an immersive look into its safety research & development efforts as part of its "Safety for Everyone" initiative when it hosted a small group of media at the company's R&D labs in Raymond, Ohio.
Honda also showcased a new passenger front airbag designed to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities in a wider variety of frontal collisions. The company conducted a small overlap crash test of a 2019 Honda Civic to highlight its innovative crash safety features including the company's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure.
Based on its "Safety for Everyone" approach, Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians.
Toward Honda's goal of a "zero-collision society," the company is broadly applying active safety and driver-assistive systems such as Honda Sensing and AcuraWatch. These technologies can significantly reduce the likelihood or severity of a collision and also serve as a bridge to highly automated vehicles of the future. Honda is targeting 2020 for the deployment of vehicles with highly automated highway driving capability and 2025 for the technological achievement of SAE Level 4 automated vehicles for personal use.