What is the Collision Mitigation Braking System?

No one wants to be in a car accident. Fortunately, Honda makes it easier than ever to drive safely around Sparta Twp with the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), a feature included in more and more new Honda models. This feature is part of a comprehensive safe driving system called Honda Sensing, which is designed to warn drivers about things that might otherwise escape their notice. The folks at Sussex Honda in Newton are happy to explain this important feature to you, along with providing other useful car buying tips.

What Is the Collision Mitigation Braking System Meant to Do?

It’s pretty simple. The CMBS alerts drivers when a collision is possible, or it may directly intervene in order to avoid a collision. Thanks to the sophistication of its sensing capability, the system is able to do this in one of three ways, depending on the threat level:

  • Stage One: Here the system just warns the driver visually and audibly if there is a potential risk of a collision with a pedestrian or another vehicle ahead.
  • Stage Two: This stage kicks in if the driver doesn’t respond to Stage One, or there is an increased level of risk. The visual and audible alerts will still occur, but the Collision Mitigation Braking System will also apply light braking.
  • Stage Three: In this case a collision is imminent. The alerts will still occur, but the system will apply strong braking, hopefully to avoid the collision, but at a minimum to mitigate the impact.

(It is important to understand what is the Collision Mitigation System designed not to do. This safety feature does not decrease the need of being alert at all times, nor can it detect all collision risks. The CMBS may skip Stage One, Stage Two, or both, depending on the relative risk of the collision.)

Other Honda Safety Features

Hackettstown drivers will no doubt appreciate the added safety this feature provides. But the Collision Mitigation Braking System isn’t the only safety system available on Honda vehicles. As mentioned, it’s just one part of the Honda Sensing suite of features. Here are some of the other features available, in addition to CMBS (these features are not available on all Honda models):

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)

Check the CMBS Out at Sussex Honda Today

You’re welcome to test drive a Honda at Sussex Honda to see all of the features that are available. We’re located conveniently near Denville. You can check out our wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. And, we also have a lot of helpful service features such as how long an oil change takes or what is a tire rotation. Financing is also available. So stop in today!


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