Honda has announced that it will be introducing the new City-Brake Active System safety technology later this year. The active braking system from Honda aims to prevent collision with the help of laser radar mounted on the upper portion of the windscreen. The City-Brake Active System gives off both audio and visual warnings when a collision is imminent during speeds less than 29km/h and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not take action.
It also protects drivers from accidental acceleration at speeds of less than 9.6km/h or from standstill. If the system determines that the driver has stepped too hard on the accelerator pedal(for example by mistakenly stepping on the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal) while another vehicle is within 4 meters in front of the vehicle, the driver will receive audio and visual warnings and the City-Brake Active System will control engine output to restrict the vehicle from moving forward.
Honda will first introduce the City-Brake Active System on the all-new Honda Jazz which will go on sale in Japan later this year.