Most reviews of the sensing have been positive so far. It really comes down to personal preference. Some people like the extra piece of mind knowing the car is looking out for them. Others don't feel the need or don't like the nannies interfering with their driving.Those of you that have driven or purchased a new civic with the honda sensing, do you feel that it is worth the extra cost or is it just a gimmick?
That's what I really want it for. I tend to speed so whenever I approach slower cars or if someone cuts me off, the car will adjust its self. The other stuff is just, meh.For me, I would turn off all functions I could but the one function I would absolutely love is the auto cruise control. I have used it on a long trip in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and one of the brand new S-Class sedans and that is amazing. I mean wow, that is a truly killer feature for someone doing freeway driving and if you've never tried it do so before buying if you are on the edge. I plan on testing it out myself in person on the Civic and deciding then on if I need it or not.
Also, most insurance agency's will offer you a discount if you have collision avoidance tech on your car. If it saves $9 a month for those keeping their car a long time then it is free after 10 years or so. Higher resale I would expect too.
that's why autopilot caused such a logical short circuit with people. Agree with your sentiments exactly!The idea behind it is great, but I find the execution flawed. There is no audible warning if the LKAS loses track of the road and you start drifting outside of your lane. Likewise, there is no warning that the ACC has lost track of the vehicle in front of you -- meaning it will not brake for you even if they stopped (collision could occur).
Because of this, I consider these features "toys". Your foot still needs to be ready to brake and your hands need to be ready to take control of the wheel at an instant; Due to inconsistent performance, it felt really dangerous relying on the tech to help guide my vehicle.
Also, I found ACC to be very fuel inefficient -- it cannot intelligently predict when you should coast and instead performs a series of accelerations and braking. Its braking response time is definitely slower than if a typical driver were to brake themselves.
There are carriers that are offering discounts for the added safety features, but you have to shop around.I believe Honda Sensing is a great option to have on the market for those who choose the feature. However my question would be to my insurance company "why are we not given a small discount on our insurance for the added safely that plays such a crucial function?"
I am asking too much
Totally agreed. I think it cause some people to be more risky because they have an extra safety net. But that shouldn't be the tact that everyone takes.I would always pay the extra money for additional safety features and hope I'll never have to use them. Yes, I want that money to go to waste because I'd rather be safe than sorry. Sure you might be a Nascar driver, F1 champion, or a drift king and are the best driver in the world, but there is absolutely no guarantee that the teen driver behind you will keep a safe distance when he is on his phone texting.
As for another member mentioning how the Sensing has flaws and such, keep in mind that these features are here to assist you. They can only do so much. You as the driver should guide the car. Because all they can do is assist. Nothing more. Again, these features are not meant to be treated like auto-pilot, they are only assisting tools that help to keep us safe. Don't ever think that by having these features, I can now get on facebook once in awhile while cruising. After all, we are the one with a license, not the car.
Just my $0.02
I think it's just the way they branded the tech in its current state that gave people higher expectations of it that what it's actually capable of.The Tesla Autopilot is a bit of a misnomer. It is the same as the Civic Sensing, except that it will let you take your hands off the wheel for 180 seconds compared to just 15 seconds on the Civic, and it will change lanes for you if you put on the turn signal.
you sound like a press release.The collision mitigation braking system can prevent you from rear ending people as well as crashing into whatever else. Reviews have shown that the system can significantly cut down on accidents, the severity of accidents and death. Top safety awards only go to vehicles that are equipped with such software now.
the name autopilot is a semiotic short circuit. it's a meme...Totally agreed. I think it cause some people to be more risky because they have an extra safety net. But that shouldn't be the tact that everyone takes.
We are quickly progressing towards the auto pilot era though. I mean Tesla literally has a mode called auto pilot.