How to use Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Keeping Assist System – or LKAS – is just one of the amazing features available in the Honda Sensing suite of safety features. It’s function is to adjust steering to help you stay centered in a detected lane*. Honda Sensing, which is becoming available on more Honda models than ever before, aims to assist drivers as an extra pair of “ears and eyes” for the road. We’re here to show you how it works and how to turn it on.
How to turn on the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS):
To start, you simply press the MAIN button on your steering wheel, and then select LKAS. It’s that easy! When your vehicle is traveling from 45MPH to 90MPH on a straight or slightly curved road (like a highway), a windshield mounted camera detects lane markings and uses Electric Power Steering (EPS) to help guide your vehicle.
A Lane Departure Warning (LDW) will occur when a lane departure is detected without a turn signal. The steering wheel will vibrate and an alert message will appear to the driver. Turn signals, a feature standard on all motor vehicles (contrary to popular belief) allow the car to know that the lane departure is intentional and will resume LKAS automatically upon arriving into the new lane.
If you want your vehicle to adjust steering and braking when you cross detected lanes without signaling, you can engage Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).
How to turn off LKAS:
To turn this feature off, just use the same controls you used to turn LKAS on – press MAIN and then LKAS. This system also defaults to off when the ignition is shut off.
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*LKAS may not detect all lane markings or departures. Accuracy varies based on weather, speed, and lane-marker condition. Safe operation remains with the driver. See your owner’s manual for all conditions and limitations.