Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit

Posted on 10. Jun, 2014 by in Honda Canada

In an bid to yield extended insurance for car occupants and other highway users, Honda has embraced a extensive proceed to car reserve that seeks to yield a high spin of active and pacifist newcomer insurance along with facilities that make a Fit some-more concordant with other vehicles in a collision, as good as mitigating damage to  pedestrians. Honda engineers designed a Fit to acquire top-level collision reserve ratings, including a Top Safety Pick rating from a IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure, a 2015 Fit facilities a horde of customary active and pacifist reserve facilities and includes many customary and accessible driver-assistive technologies.

Key New Safety and Driver-Assistive Features

  • Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) – a underline of VSA
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Honda LaneWatchTM
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control1
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Fit’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and anti-lock stop systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking and cornering, or when a motorist creates an puncture maneuver. VSA® functions by requesting stop force to one or some-more wheels exclusively while also handling a throttle, ignition and fuel systems to assistance a car say a vehicle’s fortitude and fealty to a driver’s dictated trail of travel.

The VSA complement invariably analyzes information from sensors that guard circle and car speed, steering input, parallel G army and bend rate. It compares a driver’s control inputs with a vehicle’s tangible response. Whenever a tangible response falls outward of a fixed excusable range, VSA® intervenes with a visible action. For instance, if VSA® detects an oversteer condition, a complement might request braking force to a outward front and behind wheels to negate a unintended yawing effect. In a eventuality of understeer, VSA® might request braking to a inside behind circle while shortening engine energy to assistance lapse a car to a dictated course.

VSA® also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a front wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. VSA® is calibrated to duty in a near-transparent manner, and in many cases a motorist will not even be wakeful of a operation. However, anytime a complement is enhancing car stability, an indicator light on a core instrument cluster will flash. While a motorist can deactivate a VSA® fortitude encouragement and traction-control functions around a symbol on a instrument panel, ABS stays entirely operational during all times.

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
New to a Fit, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is a worldly complement that can trigger steering inputs that prompt a motorist to drive in a scold instruction during cornering and in sleazy highway conditions.Using car speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in sleazy highway conditions both during cornering and underneath braking and automatically triggers steering inputs directed during call a motorist to drive in a scold direction. This modernized record supports a driver’s movement in handling a car some-more safely and comfortably.Three examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions in and with VSA are:

Stabilizes Braking corrects a driver’s steering submit to revoke car instability when a motorist is braking tough on highway surfaces with opposite attrition coefficients (such as cement that is usually partially lonesome with mud or snow)

Mitigates Understeer corrects a steering inputs to lessen understeer and assistance a motorist snippet a curve

Mitigates Oversteer corrects a steering inputs to lessen oversteer and assistance a motorist snippet a curve

The Motion-Adaptive EPS complement consists of a rack-and-pinion steering rigging with an electric engine commissioned concentrically around a steering rack. To control a spin of support a Powertrain Control Module receives signals from a speed sensor and, joined with a steering sensor for torque and rotation, afterwards calculates a optimal volume of support and sends a vigilance to a electric motor.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
The Fit is versed with an anti-lock braking complement (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as customary equipment. A energy stop upholder offers a plain feel with high pedal rigidity. The ABS exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking. EBD automatically optimizes braking force between a front and behind wheels, assisting to safeguard that a Fit stops in a shortest stretch possible, regardless of a series of passengers or volume of load that it is carrying. Brake Assist recognizes puncture braking situations, formed on a speed of pedal application, and fast helps a motorist request full braking force.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)2
The Fit is propitious with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts a motorist whenever a atmosphere vigour in one or some-more of a vehicle’s tires drops significantly next a endorsed level. TPMS monitors and transmits information on tire atmosphere vigour to a ECU. When a vigour in one or some-more tires drops to a potentially vicious level, it causes a low tire-pressure indicator to irradiate in a driver’s sign cluster.

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags
Both a motorist and front newcomer are stable by mixed supplemental patience systems including modernized front airbags (SRS) that incorporate dual-stage and multiple-threshold activation technology. One or both of these airbags will be deployed usually in a eventuality of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are able of being arrogant during opposite rates depending on pile-up severity, seatbelt use and other factors. Like other Honda vehicles, a driver’s front airbag is located in a steering circle while a newcomer airbag is located on a tip of a dash. When deployed, a newcomer airbag inflates ceiling and afterwards toward a newcomer to maximize a protecting intensity while shortening a odds of injuries being caused by a activation routine itself. Honda was a initial association to deliver this form of ceiling deploying airbag system, now used by probably all automakers.

Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags
Side airbags mounted in a outboard area of any front seatback are designed to assistance yield pelvic and thorax insurance for a motorist and front newcomer in a eventuality of a serious side impact. In a Fit, a new side airbag pattern allows a side airbags to muster in a demeanour that mitigates a risk of damage to a smaller chair occupant. This pattern eliminates a need for a before front passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
The 2015 Fit includes side shade airbags now with a rollover sensor system. The side shade airbags, contained within a outboard sections of a headliner, muster in a eventuality of a sufficient side impact, providing a poignant spin of conduct insurance in a window area. In a doubtful eventuality of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor, along with mixed G sensors establish a rate of hurl and muster a side shade airbags accordingly. Like a other airbag systems in a vehicle, a side shade complement utilizes sensors to establish a many suitable timing of airbag deployment.

To yield a optimal spin of insurance for occupants, contrariety was achieved to establish a many suitable timing and rate of deployment in a doubtful eventuality of a rollover. The complement uses algorithms to ceaselessly weigh a conditions and determines either a rollover is imminent. The roll-rate sensor and mixed G sensors establish a “scenario” and calculate a angle of hurl and a speed of a car in sequence to muster a airbags during a scold time for best protection. In a box of a rollover, a side shade airbags on both sides of a car will deploy. However, in a eventuality of a sufficient side impact that does not outcome in a rollover, usually a airbags on a impacted side of a car will deploy. The airbag maintains full acceleration for approximately 3 seconds after acceleration to concede for a increasing generation of a rollover.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
All Fit models are versed with a child seat-mounting complement called LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) in a outboard behind seating positions. The LATCH complement provides dual reduce anchors and an tip fasten anchor. When used with a concordant child seat, a LATCH complement provides connection points between a child chair and a car chair though carrying to use a vehicle’s chair belts. A fasten anchor is accessible for a remaining center seating position in a second row. All chair belts only a driver’s are versed with a locking retractor that can be used to assistance secure any child seat. Both behind side doors are also versed with child-proof doorway thatch for combined protection.

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder System
To assistance boost seatbelt use, a driver’s and front passenger’s seat-belt sign has been incorporated into a instrument cluster. After a car is started, a weight sensor detects either a front newcomer chair is occupied. If a motorist or front newcomer has not already fixed their chair belt, an idol in a categorical sign cluster illuminates and a carillon sounds as a reminder.

Hill Start Assist
Hill Start Assist helps to forestall a car from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a car is stopped on an incline. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a car senses a certain slip and is entirely stopped in any brazen or retreat gear. The complement uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor and steering angle sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator. While activated, a brakes are expelled when a motorist depresses a stifle to make a car move.

Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
All Fit models are newly versed with a Expanded View Driver’s Mirror that increases a driver’s margin of prophesy by 4.2 degrees to yield a improved perspective of objects to a behind and side of a vehicle.

Honda LaneWatch™3 (EX, EX-L)
New to a Fit, a EX and EX-L trims embody Honda’s LaneWatch™ arrangement that uses a camera located during a bottom a passenger-side extraneous counterpart to arrangement a wide-angle perspective of a newcomer side alley on a Display Audio screen. The picture appears when a right spin vigilance is activated, or when a symbol on a finish of a spin vigilance petiole is pressed.

The standard margin of perspective for a passenger-side counterpart is approximately 18 to 22 degrees, though a LaneWatch™ arrangement field-of-view is about 4 times greater, or approximately 80 degrees. The complement helps a motorist to see traffic, as good as pedestrians or objects, in a vehicle’s blind spot. To assistance make judging stretch easier, a arrangement has 3 anxiety lines. Drivers should visually endorse alley conditions before to changing lanes.

On a navigation-equipped EX-L, when LaneWatch™ is in use and a navigation spin prompt is needed, a picture changes to split-screen so that LaneWatch™ and navigation information can be displayed simultaneously. LaneWatch™ can also be customized to fit a driver’s preferences. Turn-signal activation of a LaneWatch™ complement can be incited on or off, as can a 3 on-screen anxiety lines. Screen brightness, contrariety and black spin are also adjustable.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
For a initial time all Fit models accept a multi-angle rearview camera, ocular on a LX trim’s 5-inch tone LCD shade and a EX and EX-L’s 7-inch Display Audio. The camera can uncover a tip view, normal perspective or far-reaching behind perspective when a delivery is in Reverse. The camera is located only next a permit ornament separating a behind window and plain hatch. LX models underline immobile discipline that assistance drivers sign how tighten they are to an object, while EX and aloft grades have energetic discipline that plan a vehicle’s destiny trail formed on a driver’s steering circle inputs..

Safety and Driver Assistive Features



1 VSA is not a surrogate for protected driving. It can't scold a vehicle’s march in each conditions or recompense for forward driving. Control of a car always stays with a driver.
2 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire vigour should be checked frequently with a gauge. Do not rest only on a guard system. Please see your Honda play for details.
3 Display correctness will change formed on weather, distance of intent and speed, and a arrangement might not uncover all applicable traffic. The arrangement is not a surrogate for your possess approach visible comment of trade conditions before changing lanes.

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