Honda Testing Vehicle to Pedestrian and Vehicle to Motorcycle Technologies

As we told you recently on our blog, the 2014 Honda Odyssey received the Top Safety Pick + from the IIHS, highlighting its commitment to safety. But that's not all the Japanese automaker is doing to ensure the well-being of its drivers. It's looking to the future, as well.

You might be wondering, with vehicles like the Odyssey, Civic, and Accord holding some of the top safety ratings in their respective segments, how much further Honda's commitment goes. Pretty far, as a matter of fact.

The new technologies under testing by Honda promises you won't just be safe behind the wheel, but keep pedestrians safe as well. The systems, called V2P (Vehicle to Pedestrian) and V2M (Vehicle to Motorcycle), are innovative driver assist programs that will allow Honda vehicles to avoid potentially hazardous traffic situations before they happen.

How does it do this? By using specifically coded transmitters inside the car that communicate with either the onboard systems of motorcycles, or in the case of those on foot, their cell phones. If a collision is deemed imminent, an auditory and visual notice is given to driver and pedestrian, helping them to avoid a potential collision.

Sounds pretty neat to us.

We don't have any word on when V2P or V2M will be installed on Honda vehicles, but we'll definitely keep you updated through our blog.

Of course, the automaker already has a variety of safety features installed across its fleet.  Stop by Gwinnett Place Honda to learn more. We're located in the greater Atlanta area in Duluth, GA. Contact us with questions, or to set up a test drive.

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