Source: Honda announcement
TORRANCE, Calif. – The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan receives numerous upgrades and changes including bolstering its standard Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) and overall safety features.
In addition to becoming standard across the lineup, Odyssey’s Honda Sensing® suite is updated with expanded features and capability: a more advanced front radar unit enables Pedestrian Emergency Braking; Traffic Sign Recognition is newly added; and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) now includes Low-Speed Follow, which extends the automatic following capability to stop-and-go traffic situations down to 0 miles per hour. The new Electric Brake Booster that enables ACC also enhances pedal feel for more confident braking.
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Odyssey’s new Rear Seat Reminder system alerts drivers to check their rear seating area when exiting the vehicle after placing children, pets or other precious cargo there. When the vehicle is switched off, a chime sounds, and a message to check the rear seating area appears on the instrument panel.
On Touring and Elite trims, the Rear-Seat Reminder system is integrated with the CabinWatch® rear-seat camera system, the first integration of a rear-seat camera into a Rear Seat Reminder system in the industry. When activated, in addition to the audible and text warnings, the Rear-Seat Reminder uses the CabinWatch® camera to display the rear seating area on the center console’s Display Audio screen.
Tragically, every year in the United States dozens of children die in vehicles from heat-related illnesses. In 2019, Honda joined other major automakers in pledging to install RSR systems in all their vehicles by 2025, and Honda expects most of its models to feature the system by 2022.
The 2021 Odyssey earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and is targeted to receive a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS, including the highest available rating of “Good” in all IIHS collision tests thanks to its second-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) structural design, and a “Superior” rating for frontal cash prevention.
Also, the updated standard LED headlights have been designed to provide improved illumination and are anticipated to achieve a score of “Good” in the rigorous IIHS headlight standard.
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