Honda Automobiles: 2017 Civic Type R – Safety and Driver Assistance

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by in Honda Canada

Like a 2017 Civic Hatchback LX on that it is based, a new Civic Type R incorporates countless active safety, pacifist reserve and driver-assistive features. The Type R warranted a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Active reserve facilities embody Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), Advanced 4-Channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EDB), Brake Assist, LED daytime using lights, headlights and haze lights, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and an Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Passive reserve starts with modernized unibody engineering and construction, which, like a Civic Hatchback, includes a many high-strength steel (61 percent) in indication history. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and energy-dispersing pile-up cadence front support rails are employed, and additional passive-safety facilities embody dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, front side airbags, and side screen airbags with rollover sensor.

Key Safety Driver Assistance Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure with pile-up cadence pattern
  • Hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel doorway rings and sills
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Seatbelts with Crash Locking Tongue
  • Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions by distributing pile-up appetite some-more uniformly via a front of a vehicle. (See a Body Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
Structures in a front of a Civic Type R are designed to assistance catch appetite in a eventuality of a collision with a pedestrian. Research by Honda shows that a following facilities can dramatically urge a pedestrian’s possibility of presence if struck by a relocating vehicle.

Specific walking conduct damage slackening facilities include:

  • Hood is designed to twist if hit is done with possibly an adult or a child pedestrian
  • Sufficient clearance exists between a hood and tough engine parts, permitting a hood to deform if impacted by a pedestrian
  • Windshield base has a singular territory structure for fit impact appetite absorption
  • Energy-absorbing fender mounts and supports
  • Breakaway windshield wiper pivots
  • Deformable hood hinges

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable 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 driver’s dictated trail of travel.

The VSA complement constantly analyzes information from sensors that guard circle speed, steering input, parallel and longitudinal 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 visual action. For instance, if VSA detects an oversteer condition, a complement might request braking force to a outward front and back wheels to negate a unintended yawing effect. In a eventuality of understeer, VSA might request braking to a inside wheels 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 flashes in a instrument cluster. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded condition by dire a VSA button, ABS stays entirely operational during all times. (See a Chassis territory for some-more information.) In a Civic Type R, a VSA algorithms automatically adjust when a motorist selects a Comfort, Sport or +R expostulate modes. In +R mode, a motorist can select to switch off VSA. (See a Powertrain and Chassis sections for some-more information.)

Brake Assist
A duty of a VSA system, Brake Assist recognizes puncture or tough braking situations and roughly now relates combined braking force to safeguard limit interlude force, an movement that can assistance digest braking distance.

Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
Like other Civic models, a Civic Type R is propitious with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel anti-lock braking (ABS). The ABS complement also incorporates Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) electronics that automatically proportions front-to-rear stop force formed on a energetic bucket on any wheel. Large front stop front measure and a vast master cylinder yield glorious interlude opening and pedal feel. (See a Chassis territory for some-more information.)

Three-point seatbelts are customary for all seating positions. The front seatbelts are versed with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and load-limiting retractors to assistance lessen injuries in a frontal collision.

Advanced Front Airbags
Both a motorist and front newcomer are stable by modernized front airbags (SRS). 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 instrument panel. When deployed, a newcomer airbag inflates ceiling and afterwards rearward to maximize a protecting intensity while shortening a odds of injuries caused by airbag deployment.

Driver s Spiral Airbag
The Civic Type R incorporates turn stitching into a motorist s front airbag. The turn inlet of a airbag promotes early patience and maintains a consistent vigour by shortening volume early and maximizing volume after in deployment.

Front Passenger s Safety Vent Airbag
The newcomer s front airbag in a Civic Type R facilities a reserve opening complement that increases reserve for a front newcomer in a frontal collision involving an airbag deployment. If a newcomer is sitting “out of position” – such as disposition brazen in a pathway of a airbag deployment – a auxiliary vents sojourn open, directing a poignant volume of gas out and divided from a occupant. As a result, a intensity for damage from a airbag distinguished an out-of-position newcomer is reduced. However, if a newcomer is rightly seated, a airbag has an inner fasten that will tighten a auxiliary vents during a required time to yield optimal newcomer restraint.

Driver and Front Passenger 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 Civic Type R, a side airbags muster in a demeanour that helps lessen a risk of damage to a smaller chair occupant.

Side Curtain Airbags
All outboard seating positions are stable by side screen airbags with a rollover sensor system. In a eventuality of a serious side impact, a side screen airbags muster from modules in a roof, providing a poignant turn of conduct insurance in a window area. In a doubtful eventuality of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor along with mixed G sensors trigger airbag deployment. The side screen airbags will also muster and yield conduct insurance in frontal impacts as necessary. For example, tiny overlie impacts, where a front dilemma of a car collides with a plain object.

In a box of a rollover, a side screen 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 6 seconds after acceleration to concede for a increasing generation of a rollover accident.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
Both of a second-row outboard seating positions in a Civic Type R are versed with a LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat-mounting system. Tether anchors are supposing a remaining center seating position.

Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System
The Civic Type R s surreptitious Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses wheel-speed information collected by a ABS complement to establish when a atmosphere vigour in one tire drops next a endorsed minimum. When this occurs, a pitch illuminates on a instrument row to advise a driver.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
All 2015 and newer Honda models, including a 2017 Civic Type R, incorporate a multi-angle rearview camera. The camera can uncover a tip view, normal or far-reaching perspective when a delivery is in Reverse, formed on a motorist s selection. The camera arrangement is ocular on a 7-inch tone Display Audio touchscreen. Additionally, a Type R facilities immobile discipline that assistance a motorist improved decider distances.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features


(See a Specifications Features request for all data.)

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