Honda previewed what "next generation" Honda Sensing will look like via the recent reveal of their 2nd EV in China. The upcoming improvements to Honda Sensing include better detection/recognition, prediction, and decision-making (AI) enabled by a wider front camera angle and 360-degree radar.I’m wondering what “Honda Sensingi 2.0” will look like.
I consider myself high mileage now since I’m over 75K miles (Use that number since a lot of motor oil companies will sell their high mileage full synthetic oil for cars over 75K) and I know there’s talk about Honda slipping in quality and reliability over the decade but there is also talk of it improving as well. From what I’ve experienced with my Insight up until this point, the gen 3 Insight could be a recent Honda model that will showcase that quality/reliability improvement.
I agree the higher positioning of the radar transmitter would allow for greater accuracy of the horizontal distance between the front of the car and something in front of it. On the other hand where is the radar receiver located? If still close to the ground (as in the Insight), the higher positioning may decrease the strength of the radar return signal, requiring a stronger radar transmission signal....The front radar is centered and higher positioned ....
Radar quality and positioning seem key, which is what leads me to think Toyota's better (central) placement is what makes their Safety Sense more responsive/accurate.
The radar for the Corolla SE (2.0L) is is at the front upper edge of the car and centered behind the emblem. It's roughly ~8 inches higher than the Insight's side-mounted radar position.I agree the higher positioning of the radar transmitter would allow for greater accuracy of the horizontal distance between the front of the car and something in front of it. On the other hand where is the radar receiver located? If still close to the ground (as in the Insight), the higher positioning may decrease the strength of the radar return signal, requiring a stronger radar transmission signal.
Which Toyota models have you driven? Based on your experience, do the reaction of features like speed response, steering weight, or safety systems differ depending on model?I have driven probably more Toyota's with safety sense than anyone on this forum, but I do not own one. With that said, the one difference that stands out to me is Toyota has excellent speed based steering feel and has nice hefty steering weight at highway speeds, while the steering is light turning quickly in parking lots, possibly even lighter than the Insight. This is on their TNGA platform cars. Driver preferences vary when it comes to the driver assist systems so saying one is flat out better can be tough.
Honda has also added a new Low Speed Braking Control feature to Touring-trim Accords that can automatically apply the brakes to prevent low-speed collisions while Honda Sensing has been further refined to apparently deliver smoother slow-downs and more natural lane-keep behavior.
The Low Speed Braking Control uses the standard/included parking sensors on the Touring. However, the 2021 Accord EX-L also gets standard parking sensors but does NOT get the Low Speed Braking Control. Honda is clearly metering out the safety features to associate it with their high-end trims, and it will take time for that to trickle down to be standard on all cars.The 2021 Touring Accord is also getting some Honda Sense safety enhancements. I wish Honda would bring the Honda Sense package the 4th gen Fit got over here.