Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co., Ltd. on Friday announced that it has developed a new driver- assistive system, which helps avoid collision with pedestrians and vehicles.
The new system, called Honda Sensing, "will first be equipped to the all-new Legend that plans to go on sale in Japan before the end of this year, and then successively to more models in the future," said the company in a release posted on its website on Friday.
Honda Sensing is a system consisting of two types of sensors with different characteristics. One is a millimeter-wave radar located inside the front grille, and the other is a monocular camera mounted on the upper, inside part of the windshield.
With further improvement in performance, the new millimeter- wave radar "expanded its scope of detection to include pedestrians regarded as being hard to detect due to their low rate of radio wave reflection as well as the position and speed of target object, " said the Tokyo-based company.
Moreover, the monocular camera identifies attributes and sizes of pedestrians and other target objects which come in range within approximately 60 meters ahead of the vehicle, achieving recognition with improved accuracy, it said.