“Honda’s vision to one day eliminate traffic-related collisions, injuries and fatalities is at the heart of our commitment to safety,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “Our continued innovation in active safety and assistive technologies with the application of Honda Sensing brings Honda, our customers and everyone else on the road one step closer to this goal.”
A new Touring trim for the 2015 CR-V is the first Honda to apply the new Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies that can help improve drivers' situational awareness. This includes the first application of two advanced driver assistive technologies – Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) – to a Honda vehicle, and the first application of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and LaneWatch™ to CR-V. These systems benefit from the adoption of new sensor fusion technology that integrates the capabilities of a windshield-mounted monocular camera and front grille-mounted millimeter wave radar system to provide enhanced sensing with the ability to identify and anticipate multiple collision scenarios, including ones involving a pedestrian. When the system anticipates a collision, it can initiate warnings and, in some cases, initiate emergency braking.
The 2015 CR-V also applies Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which the company said improves crashworthiness through a broader array of frontal small overlap and oblique crash scenarios. Overall, the CR-V body has received more than 60 engineering changes to improve stiffness and collision performance, including a strengthened door frame and side frame under the front fenders. This enhanced side frame design ties into the main frame rail, producing an additional load path for energy absorption, and aims to improve safety for both the occupants of the Honda vehicle and the occupants of the other vehicles involved in a collision.
Standard safety equipment on all Honda models include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side airbags, side-curtain airbags and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. Honda is also deploying rearview cameras, which are standard equipment on all model year 2015 Honda vehicles (having been offered on more than 95 percent of model year 2014 vehicles).
The 2015 CR-V is manufactured exclusively for the North American market at Honda plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico using domestic and globally sourced parts. The Honda CR-V is the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year and the top-selling SUV in America for the past decade, according to IHS Automotive, Polk New Vehicle Retail Registrations for all Polk SUV/CUV segments, CYE2004-2013 and CYTD September, 2014.