What’s the Benefit?
Intelligent Traction Management helps enable Pilot drivers to maintain traction, stability and driving confidence in a wide variety of conditions—with the ease of just pushing a button.
The system adjusts the Drive-by-Wire throttle, VSA® system, transmission shift logic and—on AWD models—the all-wheel-drive system to provide the optimum power application for the surface friction available.
The system was engineered at the Honda R&D facility in Ohio and tested worldwide—from the sands of Dubai, through Moscow mud, to the snows of Minnesota.
Drivers of Pilot two-wheel-drive models can select between Normal and Snow modes; Pilot AWD models add Mud and Sand modes as well.
To change modes, drivers press the Intelligent Traction Management button behind the shifter; the button is labeled SNOW on 2WD models, and has a vehicle-profile icon on AWD models.
On the first push, the DII will display the modes available.
Subsequent pushes will cycle through the available modes.
When the desired mode is highlighted, it will be engaged after a 3-second interval.
The selected mode will remain engaged until a new one is selected, or the ignition is shut off.
The system will default to Normal mode upon restart.