Honda Smart Intersection Technology Begins Testing

Hybrid engines, windshield wipers (and windshields themselves), and blind spot warning systems: These have been among the most innovative and important vehicle technology advancements over the last century. Could we be adding the new Honda smart intersection technology to that list?

Honda Pilot

Testing

Honda began testing this new tech out earlier this year in Marysville, Ohio, which is home to one of its manufacturing plants. The technology involves cameras at an intersection that can communicate with a vehicle’s — in this case, the Honda Pilot’s — heads-up display (HUD), alerting the driver of potential hazards in an upcoming intersection.
 

Enhancing Infrastructure

Unlike current autonomous vehicle technology developed by automakers to reduce and maybe someday eliminate vehicle collisions, this technology enhances our infrastructure, not the vehicle itself. An accident-free future will rely on vehicle and infrastructure technology, according to Honda.
 

Detection

Honda showed off this technology in the fall. The simulation of the tech proved that the system in the Honda Pilot could detect several issues unseen by the driver — an oncoming ambulance, a car running a red light, and a pedestrian crossing the street where the Pilot was intended to turn.
 

Looking Forward

For now, the technology is limited to just 20 Pilot SUVs, but Honda intends to expand testing to several other vehicles in the near future. In the meantime, stop into Apostolakis Honda to see the latest technologies Honda has to offer.
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