2016 Honda Pilot Collision Mitigation Braking System

It’s not just words when Honda says the new Pilot features the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make up Honda SensingTM, a suite of technologies designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other vehicles, road obstacles and even pedestrians, even to the point of mitigating the possibility or severity of a collision. It includes a standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and a suite of available safety and driver assistive technologies that includes Honda’s LaneWatch display, a blind spot information system, Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM (CMBSTM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control, and two Honda-first technologies: Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

In this video a Honda representative shows us how the Collision Mitigation system works. We experience, and talk about different scenarios.

1. What happens when we’re going over 20 mph and the car stops in front of us.

2. What happens if we’re only going five miles per hour and the car in front of us stops?

3. What happens if we step on the gas while the Collision Mitigation Braking System is in progress?

4. What happens if we step on the brake while the Collision Mitigation Braking System is in progress?

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.