We love Thai commercials. No matter how big or small the product in question, you know you're in for a good time. Honda Thailand has just released a commercial for their Honda Sensing and other safety technologies, and it starts with a man who can see a little over a second and a half into the future.
It's a heart-warming tale, one of a painful childhood and finding love, but it culminates in an accident - or rather, one that's prevented thanks to Honda Sensing. Despite the ability to see into the future, he could not predict the car in front coming to a sudden stop - but Honda Sensing could.
It's amazing that technology like this, first only offered with higher end luxury models, has finally become available in mass-market cars. The systems are viewed as so important and effective the many NCAP (new car assessment program) ratings will only offer a full five stars if a car is equipped with these active safety technologies.
The Honda Sensing system is currently available in the CR-V and the Accord, along with other safety features like Lane Keep Assist. As you can see in the video above, we've tested the system and found it works quite well in real-world conditions, and can mitigate accidents effectively when drivers are not 100% attentive or in unpredictable situations.