CMBS enhances the Ridgeline’s safety performance, providing a big boost to driver and passenger confidence.
The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)8 is one of the most sophisticated safety systems available.
It incorporates the features of the Forward Collision Warning (FCW)9 system.
A part of the Honda Sensing suite of active driver-assistive technologies, it uses a windshield-mounted camera and a millimeter-wave radar transceiver to detect vehicles and pedestrians ahead of the vehicle.
CMBS is designed to alert drivers of a potential frontal collision via visual and audible alerts, to help the driver take corrective actions.
The system can even apply the brakes to help reduce the forces of a collision if the system determines one to be unavoidable.
The system is designed to perform in three stages:
STAGE ONE: If the system detects a risk of frontal collision with a vehicle detected ahead, a pedestrian or an oncoming vehicle, it will issue visual and audible alerts to the driver.
STAGE TWO: If the risk of a collision increases and the driver takes no action, the system will continue the visual and audible alerts, and begin to apply light braking.
STAGE THREE: If the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, it will continue the visual and audible alerts, and apply strong braking to help mitigate the forces of the collision.
The CMBS system may not be able to apply enough braking force to prevent a collision.
CMBS also cannot detect all objects ahead; the driver must intervene in certain situations, and must always be attentive when using the system.
Also, CMBS may not go through all three stages, and may automatically engage the final stage if the system deems it necessary.