A few thing which caught my attention were two additions to the ADAS technologies. Copied from Honda press release Honda has introduced a new suite of sensor based active safety systems on the Civic Tourer that use a combination of cameras, short range lidar (Laser Radar) and radar technologies. The Civic Tourer utilises these technologies and many other advanced safety features to deliver a high standard of safety in all conditions, giving drivers and passengers complete piece of mind. Blind Spot Information Blind Spot Information uses radar technology to automatically detect vehicles in the driver’s blind spot and warn of potential dangers when the vehicle is travelling at speeds of more than 20km/h. The system is designed to detect cars and trucks and can help to support drivers in situations such as passing other vehicles and merging or changing lanes. When a vehicle enters the driver’s blind spot a visual warning is displayed on the wing mirror. This remains until the vehicle leaves the blind spot. If the driver operates the indicator whilst the vehicle is in the blind spot, the visual warning will blink and an audible warning will sound to further alert the driver to the potential danger. The system can be turned off by the driver when the vehicle has stopped. Cross Traffic Monitor Honda’s Cross Traffic Monitor system uses rear side radar sensors to warn the driver of approaching vehicles when reversing. The direction of an approaching vehicle is shown either on the rear-view camera screen or displayed using arrows showing the direction of the travelling vehicle on the i-MID and an audible warning sound. The system is designed to detect cars and trucks travelling up to 25km/h, and can be turned off by the driver when the vehicle has stopped.