Friday, 1 October 2010 at 12.00AM
Honda has announced that it has been presented with one of the first Euro NCAP Advanced rewards at Paris Motor Show.
Honda's CMBS technology has been recognised as amongst the best safety innovations, offering research proven benefits, by Euro NCAP.
Euro NCAP Advanced is a Euro NCAP initiative in response to the rapid development of new safety technologies available when buying cars for which there is no independent assessment.
Euro NCAP Advanced is open to any technical system that has a demonstrable safety benefit, whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary, as long as it is available as an option on one of the Euro NCAP tested cars and not already addressed by the current star rating.
Honda has been recognised for Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), a radar-based autonomous emergency braking system.
CMBS is a system designed to help prevent collisions with vehicles which are stationary or travelling in the same direction.
The system is aimed at alerting the driver to an imminent collision both at low speeds, typical of urban driving, and at higher speeds typical of rural roads and motorways.
By studying accident statistics in Germany and extending the figures to the broader European community, Honda estimates that, if all cars were fitted with CMBS, between 200,000 and 250,000 accidents could be either prevented or mitigated every year.