The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)11 helps the engaged driver stay centered in a detected lane, providing a more confident driving experience on narrow roadways.
LKAS is designed to help keep a vehicle centered in a detected lane, applying mild steering torque if it determines the vehicle is drifting toward the side of the lane.
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 works at speeds between 45 mph 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 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 of the vehicle.
Control of the vehicle remains the driver’s responsibility; drivers should always keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.