Honda Civic Teardown: ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance system)

Bosch’s monocular camera and millimeter-wave radar adopted for Honda SENSING



Honda Civic Teardown Analysis

 The all-new Civic launched in September 2017 is a great Honda car, making its comeback for the first time in seven years. The platform was newly developed specifically for the new Civic which is aimed at the top class in the C-Segment.

 According to Honda reports, all models are equipped as standard with its most advanced driver-assistance safety system, Honda SENSING, that coordinates braking and steering control technologies through recognition of the driving situation in front of the vehicle using safety-related technologies such as millimeter-wave radar and a monocular camera. This report focuses on explaining the electronic components used for functional safety features equipped on the Civic to better understand Honda’s latest ADAS system.


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