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Honda Rearview Camera First to be Recognized as Advanced Tech Feature by the NHTSA

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
2014 Honda Odyssey Rearview Camera

2014 Honda Odyssey Rearview Camera

One of my favorite safety features in a new Honda are  the rearview and blindspot cameras. Honda has been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of its 5-Star Safety Ratings program (also referred to as the New Car Assessment Program NCAP), with practically ALL Honda and Acura models with rearview camera systems becoming the first vehicles to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for having met its Advanced Technology Feature performance criteria. You can view safety ratings at Safecar.gov here: http://1.usa.gov/Pv0lKq

The Honda Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, Accord Hybrid, Accord Plug-in, Civic Coupe, Civic Sedan, Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit EV, Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline earned the first recognition from NHTSA for application of recommended rearview camera systems (referred to as rearview video systems by the NHTSA)

“Rearview cameras are an integral part of Honda’s approach to enhance driver visibility,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “By the 2015 model year all Honda and Acura models will have rearview cameras standard on all models, yet another example of how our company is committed to enhancing the visibility and safety of our customers and everyone on the road.”

NCAP advanced tech features also include Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems which are also featured on many Honda vehicles. More than 94% of Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the US in 2013 were equipped with standard rearview cameras. These features all use a camera mounted behind the windshield or a front mount radar system to warn drivers of an impending collision with a vehicle detected in front, or to alert drivers if the car is moving out of a detected lane.

Honda  operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities and is responsible for pioneering efforts in areas of crash testing, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. Honda also leads the industry for 2014 in third party crash test ratings  with more models rated TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other manufacturer.

You can view TOP SAFETY PICKs for 2014 at  http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/TSP-List to compare brands. And if you’re ready to test drive a NEW Honda OR have questions regarding safety features and more, we are here to help! Do not hesitate to contact us!