LKAS can help provide a more confident driving experience on narrow roadways.
The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)11 is designed to determine whether the vehicle is unintentionally leaving the center of a detected lane, and can help bring the vehicle back to center if it determines this is the case.
The system, a part of the Honda Sensing® suite of active driver-assistive technologies, uses a windshield-mounted camera to look for lane markers, and the electric power steering (EPS) to help steer the vehicle.
The system is able to identify Botts’ Dots and other lane markings, and is intended for highway use, working at speeds of between 45 and 90 mph.
If LKAS determines the vehicle is deviating from the center of a detected lane with no turn-signal activation by the driver, it will apply modest steering torque to attempt to steer the vehicle back into the center of the lane.
This can be especially useful when traveling on narrow roadways, such as carpool lanes.
The LKAS system is not intended to take over driving or steering the vehicle—control of the vehicle remains the driver’s responsibility; drivers must keep their hands on the steering wheel for the system to operate.
LKAS only assists the driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist.