The Advanced 2017 Honda Ridgeline Safety Features Are State of the Art
Active safety features are ones that help avoid accidents through some combination of warning systems, automatic response features, and improved visibility features. These are some of the standard and available 2017 Honda Ridgeline safety features:
- Vehicle Stability Assist: This system senses wheel position and steering wheel placement, adjusting engine performance and applying brakes individually if it senses understeer or oversteer.
- Advanced Braking Technologies: A set of anti-lock brakes keeps the wheels of the Ridgeline from locking in hard braking, slowing the truck instead of allowing it to skid. The Electronic Brake Force Distribution system monitors the weight distribution of the truck and ensures each brake caliper applies an amount of force that slows the vehicle evenly.
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Standard on all Ridgeline models, the multi-angle rearview camera offers top-down, wide-angle, and normal views of what’s behind the truck. Just shift into reverse and the in-dash display shows you what the camera sees; it’s great for backing into a tight parking spot or lining up the trailer.
- Daytime Running Lights: These standard lights are found on all Ridgeline models and are automatically on if your headlights aren’t. Increased brightness on the front of the vehicle has been shown to make it more visible to other drivers, even during the daytime, making the Ridgeline easier to spot on the road.
- Forward Collision Warning: The Ridgeline has radar sensors available with its Honda Sensing features that allow this safety feature to detect possible frontal collisions and issue a warning to try to avoid them.
- Collision Mitigation Braking: If the Forward Collision Warning system is not responded to promptly enough, this available Honda Sensing feature can actually apply the brakes automatically to slow the Ridgeline down or bring it to a stop and mitigate any potential damage.
- Lane Departure Warning: A camera on the front of the Ridgeline monitors the markings on the pavement so that this available Honda Sensing feature can detect if the truck is drifting from its lane. If it senses a drift, it issues audio and visual warnings to alert the driver.
- Road Departure Mitigation: Like Lane Departure Warning, this Honda Sensing feature uses a camera as well, but it tracks side-of-road markings and signs. If it detects the Ridgeline is heading unexpectedly toward the shoulder or off the road, it can correct your course with brake and steering adjustments to keep you on the pavement.
Driver Assist Technology
Driver assist technologies are ones that give you an extra set of eyes on the road or help keep the Ridgeline on a straight path even after a long day of driving.
Honda LaneWatch: Found on the RTL-T trim, the Honda LaneWatch system mounts a camera beneath the passenger-side mirror and gives you a display of what’s in the blind spot whenever you signal to change lanes.
Blind Spot Information System: Rear radar sensors can detect whether a vehicle is in the blind spot of the Ridgeline, lighting up an indicator on the dash and issuing an audio alert if you signal when a vehicle is sensed.
Lane Keeping Assist: This driver assist feature is part of the Honda Sensing suite and deploys in reaction to a Lane Departure Warning that’s not acknowledged by the driver, giving the wheel a gentle nudge to keep the vehicle centered and fight driver fatigue.
Adaptive Cruise Control: Make short work of that long drive with this available Honda Sensing feature. Adaptive Cruise Control uses a radar sensor to monitor the speed of vehicles around the Ridgeline, automatically adjusting your cruising speed as necessary.