The first area we’re going to cover is often the most easily recognized when drivers think about vehicle safety. Active safety features are those that kick into action the moment you start the engine. These features and systems work hard day in and day out to actively keep passengers safe and confident. Just a few of the active safety features available on the Odyssey and what their jobs are as follows:
Forward Collision Warning – This warning system will alert the driver when it sees that they are approaching a vehicle a bit too quickly in an effort to avoid a collision.
Collision Mitigation Braking System – If a collision seems inevitable and the forward collision warning was not enough, the CMBS begins braking to reduce the impact of the accident.
Lane Departure Warning – If the driver begins to stray from their intended lane, this system will alert them of it through lights and sound, giving them the chance to respond and fix the error.
Road Departure Mitigation System – If this system detects that the driver has begun to veer off the road it will not only alert the driver, but it will gently correct the steering as well.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System – The main job of the TPMS is to keep track of the vehicle’s tire pressure and keep drivers updated on when it’s time to address the tires.
Unlike active safety features, passive safety features wait behind the scenes so they can react in the case of an unavoidable collision and minimize damage to both vehicles and parties. A few of these low-profile but important features include:
Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure – The Odyssey is designed using a specialized ACE body structure that aims to reduce the impact of a collision by moving the force away from other vehicles and passengers.
Airbags – The 2018 Honda Odyssey comes equipped with a comprehensive airbag setup that includes SmartVent front side airbags, three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, and front-row knee airbags.
Seat Belt Reminder – The seat belt reminder system helps passengers remember to always follow the first rule of driving—buckle up!
Driver-assist features are a little bit more hands-on and provide the driver with aides and extra tools to keep them alert and aware of their surroundings. Some of the features found in this category are:
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera – This camera setup allows drivers to view the rear of their vehicle from three different angles before reversing.
Lane Keeping Assist System – The LKAS is responsible for correcting the driver’s steering if it detects the vehicle leaving its designated lane without signaling to do so.
Cross Traffic Monitor – Another helpful tool for making informed decisions is the cross traffic monitor, which advises drivers if there are vehicles approaching from either side of the vehicle’s rear.
Adaptive Cruise Control – Cruise control can be a great way to keep a driver from feeling tired or restless on long drives. This system allows drivers to set a following distance and adapts to the flow of traffic.
Remember, we’ve only shown you what great things the 2018 Honda Odyssey has to offer in the safety and security department—there’s still a world of undiscovered greatness left to be explored. Start your journey today by visiting your local Tri-State Honda Dealers location. You can also contact the team online if you have any questions regarding things like current offers or financing options.