Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Press Kit

Posted on 10. May, 2016 by in Honda Canada

As with all Honda vehicles, a 2017 Ridgeline is designed to yield a high spin of reserve performance, starting with predicted and fast pushing dynamics that assistance drivers say control over their car in a far-reaching accumulation of pushing environments and circumstances, including puncture deterrence maneuvers.

Contributing to a Ridgeline’s active reserve opening is a extensive operation of facilities that embody Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS), Brake Assist and 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution. The Ridgeline’s new i-VTM4 all-wheel-drive complement with energetic torque vectoring adds an additional grade of doing bravery and all-weather traction.

Significantly advancing Honda’s joining to modernized reserve technology, a 2017 Ridgeline can be versed Honda Sensing™, a apartment of technologies designed to raise a driver’s situational recognition while also intuiting and responding to intensity highway hazards including other vehicles, highway obstacles and even pedestrians.

To assistance lessen a astringency of a frontal collision and newcomer injuries, a Ridgeline utilizes Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, that works in unison with a new “3-bone” front building structure and new hot-stamped steel doorway rings. Passive reserve facilities including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS), motorist and front newcomer side airbags, tractable conduct restraints and Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) also yield a high spin of insurance in a eventuality of collision.

Combining these technologies, a 2017 Ridgeline targets a tip probable reserve ratings from both a NHTSA and IIHS: an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating and tip outlines (NCAP 5-star and IIHS GOOD) in all pile-up exam modes.

Key New Safety and Driver-Assistive Features

  • Projected 5-Star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score and IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings
  • Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Brake Assist
  • Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
  • Driver and Front Passenger Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  • Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
  • Occupant Protection from Cargo
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist*
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Available Honda Sensing™ features:
    • Next-Generation Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS®)*
    • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)*
    • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)*
    • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)*
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)*
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)*

* First for Ridgeline

Top Safety Rating Targets
The new Ridgeline was designed to grasp tip scores and best-in-class opening in all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) pile-up tests. In particular, a Ridgeline is projected to grasp a 5-Star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score along with an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating (when versed with Honda Sensing).

Crash Safety Ratings

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
Structures in a front of a 2017 Ridgeline 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 probability of participation if struck by a relocating vehicle.

Specific walking conduct damage slackening facilities include:

  • A hood 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

Occupant Protection from Cargo
Honda engineers took additional stairs to assistance lessen a probability for equipment carried in a bed of a Ridgeline to land into a newcomer cell in a eventuality of a frontal collision. Testing of a back bulkhead firmness concerned a frontal impact during 31 mph with 500 kg (1,102 pounds) of stored cargo, generating an impact bucket of adult to 20 G. In this exam procedure, a back bulkhead of a Ridgeline confirmed a constructional firmness and prevented bucket from entering a cabin of a vehicle.  

Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Ridgeline’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 back wheels to negate a unintended yawing effect. In a eventuality of understeer, VSA might request braking to a inside back 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 territory for some-more information.

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is customary on all 2017 Ridgeline 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 and puncture 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 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.

Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
The Ridgeline 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 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 seating positions have 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 Ridgeline, 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 Ridgeline’s newcomer side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).

Side Curtain Airbags
All outboard seating positions are stable by side shade airbags with rollover sensor system. In a eventuality of a serious side impact, a side shade airbags muster from modules in a roof, 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. The side shade airbags will also muster and yield conduct insurance in frontal tiny overlie impacts, such as when a front dilemma of a car collides with plain object.

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 possibly a rollover is imminent. The roll-rate sensor and mixed G sensors (accelerometers) establish a “scenario” and calculate a angle of hurl and a speed of a car in sequence to muster a airbags during a scold indicate 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 accident.

Adjustable Head Restraints
All seating positions underline away tractable conduct restraints. The back headrests can be folded down exclusively when not in use, improving back visibility.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
All Ridgeline models are versed with a child seat-mounting complement called LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). All 3 of a back seating positions are propitious with dedicated LATCH connection points.

The LATCH complement provides dual revoke 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. Tether anchors are accessible for a remaining core seating position and outboard driver’s side in a third row. All chair belts solely a driver’s are versed with a locking retractor that can be used to assistance secure any child seat. Both back side doors are also versed with childproof doorway thatch for combined protection.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The Ridgeline 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. The information-selectable MID arrangement can uncover all 4 tires pressures in genuine time and even if a TPMS information is not comparison for observation on a MID by a driver, it will seem automatically in a eventuality one or some-more tires tumble next a normal smallest pressure.

Tire Fill Assist
New for a 2017 Ridgeline, Tire Fill Assist works with TPMS to assistance a motorist grasp a scold tire pressures fast and easily. It does so by providing an heard hail and flashing a parking lights when a scold atmosphere vigour is reached for any tire being filled.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
All 2015 and newer Honda models, including a 2017 Ridgeline, incorporate a multi-angle rearview camera. Viewable on a Ridgeline’s customary 5-inch arrangement or, on tip grades, a 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen, a camera can uncover a tip view, normal or far-reaching perspective when a delivery is in Reverse. Dynamic discipline plan a vehicle’s trail formed on a driver’s steering inputs.

Parking Sensors
To support in maneuvering in parsimonious spaces, such as entering or exiting a parking space, a 2017 Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition underline 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™
For a initial time on a Ridgeline, a RTL-T trim includes a Honda LaneWatch™ display, while a RTL-E and Black Edition request a blind mark information complement in place of LaneWatch. 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 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen. 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.

Blind Spot Information (BSI)

Included in a new Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition, a blind mark information (BSI) complement uses radar sensors located on both sides of a back bumpers to ceaselessly guard blind-spot areas to assistance establish possibly a car is in a driver’s blind spot. This is a initial time that this record has been practical to Ridgeline. The complement provides a visible evidence by lighting an indicator nearby a sideview mirrors, depending on that side of a Ridgeline a car is detected. The complement also gives an heard warning and flashes a indicator to serve warning a motorist if a spin vigilance is activated on a side where a car is being detected. To forestall fake alarms while maneuvering during low speed, a BSI complement is infirm next approximately 20 mph.

Note that BSI can't detect all vehicles, and that some vehicles or inclination might meddle with a system. Drivers should always visually check for a participation of other vehicles before changing lanes.

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

In a Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition, a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor works in and with a BSI radar sensors to raise motorist certainty when subsidy up. The complement is generally useful when reversing in undiluted parking lots with an blocked perspective from driver’s seat.

The complement utilizes a span of blind-spot radar units located in a back fender corners. When Reverse is comparison and an coming car is detected, arrows indicating a coming vehicles instruction are shown on a core display’s back camera picture as good as an heard warning.

Honda Sensing™
Comprised of a apartment of customary and accessible reserve and motorist assistive features, Honda Sensing™ helps yield larger recognition of pushing conditions around a vehicle, and in some cases helps drivers say line position. A initial for a Ridgeline model, Honda Sensing™ comes on RTL-E and Black Edition.

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)*

*First for Ridgeline

Next-Generation Collision Mitigation Braking System

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

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 involuntary 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 Ridgeline can commend shapes and compute between a car and a pedestrian, warning a motorist in any case.

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 – Integrated into CMBS

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 Ridgeline 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

The 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 other contemplative markers during speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that a motorist is flapping from a core 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

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) is integrated with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (see below). RDM uses a monocular camera (mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield) to brand plain or dashed embellished line lines, Botts’ Dots and other contemplative 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 Ridgeline stay in a lane.

The monocular camera recognizes line facilities and identifies a lane. If a RDM complement determines that a Ridgeline 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 – Integrated into RDM

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is designed to warning a motorist if a car is withdrawal a rescued line though 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 though 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

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 Ridgeline’s speed to say a set following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interlude can be selected. When required, a Ridgeline 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 Ridgeline and a preceding car – automatically switches “targets” to a nearest preceding rescued 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 territory for some-more information.

Safety and Driver Assistive Features




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