What is the Honda LaneWatch?
Honda Motor Corporation is one of the most trusted brands in the automotive world. The company puts a lot of efforts in building new technology. More recently Honda introduced a safety system – the Honda LaneWatch technology in its cars.
Honda Lanewatch technology assists during a lane change and it also enhances visibility. The increase in visibility means more safety. The additional visibility also enables easy overtaking and keeps you more vigilant across all lanes.
The traditional vehicles have blind spots across both sides of the vehicle. The drivers are unable to see vehicles and cyclists coming from extreme left or right. As a result, it leads to fatal accidents. The Lane Watch gives clear visibility of the extreme left and right corners of the vehicle. Hence, provides more visibility than traditional rearview mirrors.
How Honda LaneWatch works?
The LaneWatch is a supplementary camera system to side mirrors. A camera is installed on the right rear view mirror and pointed towards the blind spot. This technology is different than the digital side view mirrors.
The camera activates with a press of the button. The camera then projects an image of the area on the 7-inch screen in the vehicle. The driver can take a look on the screen without taking the eyes off the road.
In order to take more advantage of the system, the LaneWatch activates automatically when you start the turn signal. The driver also has the option to turn it on manually with a press of a button whenever s/he needs it.
The advantages of LaneWatch:
First of all, this technology brings a positive outlook while driving. The drivers become more confident about lane changing decisions. As a result, you will have less stress while changing the lane and during overtaking.
Cyclist and pedestrian protection are only possible due to the Honda LaneWatch. Traditionally, the pedestrians and cyclist are more vulnerable to accidents and the main reason behind this is a blind spot. This new technology rules out blindspots; ultimately enhancing the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
Reliability and LaneWatch:
Honda has significantly put all of its resources while improving this technology although this technology also has some drawbacks. In the night the system does not work well and over-dependence on it may prove fatal. It is also vulnerable to glare and distortion sometimes. So, we must not over-rely on this technology for the time being until the improvements are done.
In conclusion, Honda LaneWatch brings tremendous improvements in visibility all around the vehicle. So, its an additional safety measure in traditional side mirrors.
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