Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Press Kit

Posted on 15. Jun, 2016 by in Honda Canada

Featuring a horde of new customary and accessible technologies, a 2017 Accord Hybrid offers a far-reaching operation of active and pacifist reserve and driver-assistive facilities and technologies, including as customary a Honda Sensing™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies. The following technologies contain Honda Sensing:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Also, all 2017 Accord Hybrids underline a customary Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with energetic discipline and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. Also, for a initial time on a Accord Hybrid, a Touring trim facilities new automobile high-beam headlights, that raise night prominence and pushing preference by automatically delinquent to a high-beam environment and switching to low beams when an approaching or pierce car is detected.

Collision reserve engineering in a Accord Hybrid is also significantly enhanced, interjection to a subsequent era Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. More endless use of high-tensile steel allows a high spin of insurance to be supposing while shortening a weight of car structures. An critical expansion of a before ACE system, ACE improves newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. Like other Honda models, a new Accord Hybrid also has an impact-absorbing front physique pattern to assistance draw appetite in a eventuality of a frontal collision with a pedestrian.

Inside, passive-safety facilities embody a sum of 6 airbags, including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, softened new front side airbags, and side shade airbags. The front side airbag construction helps lessen a risk of impassioned airbag deployment force while expelling a need for a before Accord Hybrid’s Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).

The 2017 Accord Hybrid targets a tip accessible pile-up reserve ratings – a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) pile-up exam ratings program.

Active Safety Features

  • Advanced Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
  • Anti-lock stop complement (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Available Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Available Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Available Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Auto-locking doors
  • Multi-angle rearview camera

Passive Safety Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure
  • New high-tensile steel territory body
  • 3-point chair belts in all seating positions
  • Front chair belts with involuntary tensioning system
  • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
  • Front side airbags
  • Side shade airbag complement (front and behind outboard seats)
  • Front chair pattern to lessen behind collision injuries
  • Side-impact doorway beams
  • Pedestrian-injury slackening pattern in a front of a vehicle
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
  • Child-proof behind doorway locks

Driver-Assistive Technologies

  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Expanded perspective driver’s mirror
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
The Accord Hybrid utilizes a latest chronicle of Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure to raise newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. Like a strange ACE, a next-generation ACE physique utilizes a network of connected constructional elements – with an softened pattern and a incomparable use of high-tensile steel – to discharge pile-up appetite some-more uniformly around a front of a vehicle. This extended frontal pile-up appetite government helps to revoke a army eliminated to a newcomer cell and can assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash. Additionally, ACE helps minimize a intensity for under-ride or over-ride situations that can start during head-on or equivalent frontal impacts with a incomparable or smaller vehicle. 

Unlike many compulsory designs that approach frontal pile-up appetite usually to a revoke load-bearing structures in a front end, ACE actively channels frontal pile-up appetite to both tip and revoke constructional elements, including a building support rails, side sills and A-pillars. By formulating privately engineered “pathways” that assistance discharge these frontal impact army by a incomparable commission of a vehicle’s sum structure, ACE can some-more effectively line them around and divided from a newcomer cell to assistance extent cabin deformation and serve urge newcomer protection. Integral to a ACE judgment is a singular front polygonal categorical pattern structure. (See Body and Exterior Section for some-more information.)

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
Structures in a front of a 2017 Accord Hybrid 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 clearway exists between a hood and tough engine parts, permitting a hood to twist if impacted by a pedestrian
  • Windshield bottom has a singular territory structure for fit impact appetite absorption
  • Energy-absorbing buffer mounts and supports
  • Break-away windshield wiper pivots
  • Deformable hood hinges

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Accord’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 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 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 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 wholly operational during all times (see a Chassis Section for some-more information).

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is customary on all Accord Hybrid models. The complement incorporates pushing fortitude record that triggers 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.

Two examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions in and with VSA are:

Stabilizes Vehicle underneath Braking
This duty helps to scold 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 partially lonesome with mud or snow).

Mitigates Understeer and Oversteer
To lessen intensity understeer or oversteer situations, a complement helps scold a steering inputs to assistance a motorist snippet a curve.

For some-more information see a Chassis Section.

Brake Assist
A duty of a VSA® system, a Brake Assist underline recognizes tough braking situations and roughly now relates combined braking force. This Brake Assist underline is tranquil by a special proof in a complement that evaluates a pedal focus rate and force to commend tough braking or a panic stop situation. At that point, a VSA modulator siphon increases braking vigour while a pedal is still being pulpy to safeguard limit interlude force, an movement that can assistance digest braking distance. For some-more information see a Chassis Section.

Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
The Accord Hybrid is propitious with 4-wheel front brakes with four-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 vehicle’s energetic bucket on any wheel. For some-more information see a Chassis Section.

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
Both a motorist and front newcomer are stable by modernized front airbags (SRS) that incorporate dual-stage and multiple-threshold activation technology. 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 rearward to maximize a protecting intensity while shortening a odds of injuries caused by airbag deployment.

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 2017 Accord Hybrid, a revised side airbag pattern allows a side airbags to muster in a demeanour that helps lessen a risk of damage to a smaller chair occupant. This enrichment eliminates a need for a previous-generation Accord Hybrid’s newcomer side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).

Side Curtain Airbags
All outboard seating positions in a Accord Hybrid embody a side shade airbag system. The side shade airbags muster from modules in a roof in a eventuality of a sufficient side impact, providing a poignant spin of conduct insurance for outboard occupants. The side shade airbags have a far-reaching deployment form to raise ejection mitigation.

Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Three-point seatbelts are customary for all seating positions. The front seatbelts are versed with involuntary tensioners to assistance minimize damage intensity in a frontal collision. When an impact occurs, a involuntary tensioner tightens a seatbelt (shoulder and lap) to assistance reason a chair newcomer resolutely in position, though afterwards somewhat relaxes a vigour to minimize a possibility of damage from a chair belt itself. The front seatbelts of a Sedan also underline adjustable-height shoulder anchors.

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder 
To assistance boost seat-belt usage, a sign for a motorist and front newcomer has been incorporated into a instrument cluster. After starting a vehicle, a weight sensor detects possibly a front newcomer chair is occupied. If a motorist or front newcomer has not already fixed a chair belt, an idol in a cluster illuminates and a carillon sounds as a sign to do so.

Front Seat Design
Accord Hybrids underline a front chair pattern that helps lessen a odds of neck damage in a behind collision. Featuring specifically calibrated open settings in a seatback and bottom cushions, this pattern is dictated to assistance lessen a astringency of neck injuries in a eventuality of a behind impact.

Adjustable Head Restraints for All Seating Positions
All front and behind seating positions underline away tractable conduct restraints.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The Accord Hybrid 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 diminution significantly next a endorsed level. When a vigour in one or some-more tires drops sufficiently, it causes a low tire-pressure indicator, located in a instrument cluster or in a Multi-Information Display (MID), to illuminate.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
The 2017 Accord Hybrid incorporates as customary a multi-angle rearview camera with energetic guidelines. Viewable on a 7.7-inch tip display, a camera can uncover a tip view, normal or far-reaching views, as comparison by a motorist when a delivery is in Reverse. The rearview camera includes energetic discipline that plan a vehicle’s destiny trail formed on a driver’s steering inputs.

Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
All Accord Hybrid models are versed with a Expanded View Driver’s Mirror that increases a driver’s margin of prophesy to yield a improved perspective of objects to a behind and side of a vehicle. The Expanded View Driver’s Mirror uses a prosaic contemplative craft on a center apportionment of a counterpart closest to a door, while a outdoor apportionment of a counterpart uses a convex component to yield a broader margin of view.

Parking Sensors
To support in maneuvering in parsimonious spaces, such as entering or exiting a parking space, a 2017 Accord Hybrid Touring facilities a set of 6 parking sensors. A sensor is located during any dilemma of a car with an additional dual during a rear. When a sensor(s) detects an intent tighten to a vehicle, a complement provides an heard warning and a visible warning on a MID and, when subsidy up, also on a Display Audio shade when arrangement a rearview camera view. With any form of visible warning a complement indicates in what instruction a rescued intent is located. The sensors are of a low form form to urge their appearance. 

Honda LaneWatch™
The 2017 Accord Hybrid includes a Honda LaneWatch™ display. Honda LaneWatch 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 new, incomparable 7.7-inch tip display. 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 customary 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, pedestrians or objects mostly in a vehicle’s blind spot. To assistance make judging stretch easier, 3 anxiety lines are shown. Drivers should visually endorse alley conditions before to changing lanes.

LaneWatch™ can be customized to fit a driver’s preferences. Turn-signal activation of a LaneWatch™ complement can be switched on or off, as can a 3 on-screen anxiety lines. Screen brightness, contrariety and black spin are also adjustable.

Honda Sensing™
Comprised of a apartment of customary and accessible reserve and motorist assistive features, Honda Sensing™ helps yield incomparable recognition of pushing conditions around a vehicle. Honda Sensing™ is customary apparatus on all Accord Hybrid models.

Honda Sensing™ facilities embody a following:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated into CMBS
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – Integrated into RDM
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is one of a many worldly driver-assistive technologies available. The CMBS’s millimeter call radar unit, located in a revoke atmosphere intake of a front bumper, and monocular camera, located between a rearview counterpart and windshield, scans trade conditions forward of a vehicle.

When a complement determines a collision is probable with a rescued vehicle, a CMBS’s integrated FCW system’s visible and heard alerts to prompt a motorist to take visible actions. The visible warning appears on a Multi-Information Display (MID). If a conditions is not resolved, CMBS can request opposite levels of unconstrained braking movement to assistance revoke car speed and contingent collision forces, and therefore to assistance revoke a astringency of a collision if a motorist doesn’t take visible movement on their own. The radar territory and camera work concurrently and cooperatively to control a VSA modulator, that triggers any compulsory braking.

Due to a efficacy of a monocular camera, a CMBS on a Accord Hybrid can commend shapes and compute between a car and a pedestrian, warning a motorist when possibly is detected.

It is critical to note that CMBS can't detect all objects ahead, nor is it dictated to reinstate a driver’s comment of trade conditions and control of a vehicle. The motorist contingency meddle in certain situations, and contingency always be courteous when regulating a system. Although in many cases CMBS will stop a vehicle, it is not dictated to request adequate braking force to forestall all collisions. Based on a conditions, a complement also might not perform all visual- and audible-alert stages, and might instead automatically rivet a brakes if a complement deems it necessary.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated into CMBS
Now integrated with CMBS, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a monocular camera to detect vehicles forward and to establish possibly a collision is likely. This reduces a highlight of pushing in traffic, while also contributing to an increasing spin of pacifist safety.

If a FCW complement detects a car in front of a Accord Hybrid and afterwards determines that a collision might start (due to a speed differential between a dual vehicles), it will trigger visible and heard alerts for a driver. These embody a “BRAKE” summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID), and a array of beeps to warning a motorist to request a stop pedal. The FCW complement will not automatically brake, and a motorist stays obliged for safely handling a car and avoiding collisions. If a motorist doesn’t respond to a FCW warnings, however, a CMBS is triggered into operation.

Drivers might adjust a stretch during that FCW alerts start by dire a “SETTINGS” button, selecting “Vehicle Settings,” and afterwards selecting “Driver Assist System Setup” and a “Forward Collision Warning Distance” option. At this indicate they might name between “Long,” “Normal” or “Short.” And if they name to, drivers might also name “Off” to invalidate a FCW complement entirely.

Note that a FCW complement can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors.  

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) provides a reduction stressful pushing knowledge by shortening steering improvement movements and pushing bid on a highway. LKAS uses a camera to review line markings and uses a Electric Power Steering to support a motorist in progressing their position within a lane.

Designed for a U.S. highway structure, a complement uses a monocular camera mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield to brand embellished lanes, Botts’ Dots and Cats eye markers during speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that a motorist is flapping from a center of a rescued lane, a complement generates visible steering torque to support a motorist in progressing line position.

LKAS might be activated and deactivated regulating a switch located on a revoke right partial of a steering wheel. The complement will postpone operation after several seconds if a motorist takes his or her hands off a wheel, accompanied by a visible warning in a MID, resuming when a motorist creates a steering input.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Integrated with LDW, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) uses a monocular camera (mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield) to brand plain or dashed embellished line lines, Botts’ dots and cats eye markers. RDM uses both steering force, around EPS, and, if a car is rescued withdrawal a line noted by plain lines, braking force, around VSA, to assistance a car stay in a lane.

The monocular camera recognizes line facilities and identifies a lane. If a RDM complement determines that a car is about to leave a rescued lane, it will yield steering support (primary) and in singular occasions when steering support is not sufficient to equivocate withdrawal a line noted by a plain line, braking assist, to assistance a motorist stay on a road. RDM is integrated with a Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) complement to yield assuage braking, and with a Electric Power Steering (EPS) complement to yield steering input.

Multiple visible and heard warnings warning a motorist when a RDM complement is holding visible action. These embody a line depart warning on a driver’s Multi Information Display (MID) along with an heard warning.

RDM also has a customizable initial warning of possibly a steering circle shake/vibration, or an heard alert. This can be customized in a car settings.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – Integrated into RDM
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is designed to warning a motorist if a car is withdrawal a rescued line but a spin vigilance being activated. The complement functions during speeds from 45 to 90 mph on true or somewhat winding roads, alerting a motorist of deviations from a rescued lane. The LDW complement utilizes a same tip front windshield camera used for CMBS® and LKAS and provides a visible and heard alerts before to a other systems actively engaging.

If a car starts to pierce out of a rescued line but a spin vigilance activated, LDW illuminates a Lane Departure summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) and sounds an heard warning, advising a motorist to take suitable action. The complement can be activated and deactivated by dire a LDW symbol located on a instrument panel, to a left of a steering column.

There are certain conditions underneath that a complement might not rivet or operate, including severe continue (e.g., snow, ice or complicated rain) and impassioned cabin feverishness (due to operability of a camera). The complement will automatically postpone operation when a brakes are practical or a spin signals are used. LDW might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. The motorist stays obliged for safely handling a vehicle.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows a motorist to set a preferred speed and following interlude from a car rescued ahead, permitting a use of journey control in light trade conditions. This significantly reduces a motorist highlight of pushing in traffic. The complement uses a millimeter call radar and monocular camera to ceaselessly line a stretch to a car ahead, and afterwards adjusts a vehicle’s speed to say a set following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interlude can be selected. When required, a car autonomously brakes regulating a Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) modulator. ACC operates in a following ways in a listed circumstances:

A preceding car is rescued ­in a line ahead – decelerates automatically, if required, and afterwards controls a following distance.

Another car merges in between a Accord Hybrid and a preceding car – automatically switches “targets” to a nearest preceding vehicle.

The preceding car exits a lane – ACC complement continues during cruise-control speed formerly comparison by motorist (25 to 90 mph).

A Multi Information Display (MID) summary and heard warning warning a motorist when a ACC duty is activated. See a Powertrain Section for some-more information.

2017 Accord Hybrid Safety and Driver Assistive Features

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