Vehicle Details : Safety

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) (Honda Sensing® models)

What’s the Benefit?
CMBS enhances the Ridgeline’s safety performance, providing a big boost to driver and passenger confidence.

The Feature:
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.