First and foremost, the marque is setting about improving safety tech on its motorcycles and improving rider and driver education. It’s claimed these initiatives will put Honda on the path to halving fatalities involving its vehicles by 2030. Current ADAS systems are under continual development and the application of motorcycle detection functions is expanding.
Honda’s future intelligent driver assistance tech will be able to anticipate driving errors, using AI, based on driver monitoring through cameras and previous patterns. These systems will be in Hondas and operational by the late 2020s.
Artificial intelligence will be used to tailor the driving experience, assistive and advisory systems to each driver and their driving habits – the times they drive, the way they drive, their mental state. When potential hazards – either with the driver or external to the vehicle – crop up, the car will then be able to communicate risks visually, with sounds and tactile cabin elements. Put simply, you get drowsy, your seat will vibrate, sounds will start playing, your belt will start tugging. It all sounds very sci-fi but the result is ‘error-free’ driving, no daydreaming and no carelessness. The marque plans to introduce this SENSING 360 advanced omnidirectional driver-assistance system, at the end of the decade.