What is Lane Keep Assist?

December 19th, 2018 by

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Honda Sensing is a suite of safety features designed to help keep you and your passengers safe on the roads of Wyandotte. Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) is one of the many features it includes. The system works along with other Honda Sensing features to alert you should you begin to drift from your lane. Let’s take a closer look at how Lane Keeping Assist works, and exactly what it does on your new Honda vehicle.

How Does Lane Keep Assist Work?

The advanced Lane Keeping Assist System actively scans road markings while utilizing tactile and visual alerts to notify the driver if they begin to drift out of their lane without signaling. When this happens, a Lane Departure Warning will appear in the multi-information display and the steering wheel will vibrate to alert you. Beyond that, Lane Keeping Assist System also helps by providing steering input to help maintain your lane until you take action.

Can I Turn Lane Keep Assist Off?

Most Honda Sensing features can be turned off, including the Lane Keeping Assist System. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Press and hold the MAIN button located on your steering wheel until ‘LKAS’ pops up on the multi-information display
  • Press LKAS
  • Lane outlines will appear on the display (dotted lines turn solid when the system is ready)
  • Press either the MAIN or LKAS button to turn the system off

What is Honda Sensing?

Honda Sensing packages together a suite of driver safety and assist features. It is standard or optional on most new Honda models, including the Pilot SUV and the Accord sedan. Beyond LKAS, the Honda Sensing suite also offers:

  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Cross-Traffic Monitor
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Blind Spot Information System

Lane Keeping Assist System is just one of the features that you’ll find in the Honda Sensing package that you won’t find in Toyota Safety Sense. TSS does offer Lane Departure Alert, but the system does not actively work to help keep your vehicle centered.

Experience Lane Keep Assist at Genthe Honda in Southgate

Interested in testing out the Honda Sensing safety features, or exploring additional ones like Forward Collision Warning? Contact us today to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Monroe. In the meantime, explore our new vehicle specials to find that Honda model you’ve wanted with the safety features you need.

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