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What Is Collision Mitigation Braking System™?

2021 Honda Pilot with Roof Box

The Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is an important driver-assist technology that can detect a potential front end collision and reduce potential impact by sending warnings to the driver to apply the brakes. CMBS™ is part of the Honda Sensing® safety suite, which is standard on many new Honda vehicles, and provides peace of mind on the Southbury roads. Learn more about how CMBS™ can enhance your safety in this guide from Honda of Watertown.

How Does CMBS™ Work?

Featuring a radar transmitter mounted in the front grille trim, CMBS™ can determine the distance and closing speed of obstacles ahead of you. If the radar and high-resolution camera detects another vehicle or a pedestrian in front of the car, it will provide both visual and audio warnings. If you do not immediately respond, the system will automatically apply the brakes.

What Are the Stages When Danger is Detected?

There are three stages or levels of response that CMBS™ deploys when a possible collision is detected. These stages include:

  • Stage 1: Visual and audio warnings alert you of an oncoming obstacle ahead of the vehicle.
  • Stage 2: The brakes are lightly applied to slow down the vehicle and help avoid a collision.
  • Stage 3: The brakes are applied strongly in order to dramatically reduce your speed.

Your attention should be focused on driving, so the third stage shouldn’t be needed. However, knowing that it’s part of the system response will provide extra confidence to your Torrington-area commute.

Other Honda Sensing® Features

In addition to the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, the Honda Sensing® suite also includes other innovative safety and driver assist technologies, such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Helps to maintain a safe following distance to the car in front of you.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Automatically adjusts steering to keep the vehicle within its lane.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Detects road markings and alerts you if your vehicle starts to leave the road.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Detects and reads road signs and relays the information to you.

Which Honda Models Feature Honda Sensing® with CMBS™?

The following vehicles in the new Honda lineup are equipped with Honda Sensing® and the Collision Mitigation Braking System™:

Coupes, Hatchbacks, Plug-Ins, Sedans, and Subcompacts

Crossovers, Pickups, SUVs, and Vans

Find a CMBS™-Equipped Honda Today at Honda of Watertown!

The Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System™ is just one of the many new Honda technologies that are designed to keep you safe on Waterbury roads. The best way to learn more about CMBS™ and Honda Honda Sensing® is to contact Honda of Watertown to schedule a test drive. Make sure to check out our new vehicle specials to get the best deal possible on your new Honda today!

Honda of Watertown 41.5699347, -73.0993683.