Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) – Honda Safety Tech

What is Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)? 

The Honda Sensing suite of safety features is designed with safety and ease of use in mind. In the constantly distracted environment that is driving, these safety features can save you bodily harm and thousands of dollars by preventing an imminent collision. Not everyone has perfect reaction times and that's why Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) was designed. CMBS uses sensors and a camera in the front of the vehicle to constantly monitor the speed and distance of vehicles and pedestrians that are in front of your Honda. If the system detects an accident is about to occur it will provide a visual and audio warning, and even apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t slow down the vehicle. 

How Does the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) Work?

To activate Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) you need to do the following:

  • Put Vehicle in “Park” with ignition on


  • Touch the “HOME” button on your display screen and select settings 


  • Next you will select “Vehicle” followed by “Driver Assist System Setup”


  • Select “Forward Collision Warning Distance” and from here you can customize your CMBS to warn you and brake earlier or later depending on your preference.

Here is a quick video from Honda explaining how to use the system on newer display audio models. 

New Honda Vehicles with Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)

Honda’s CMBS can be a lifesaving system that prevents injury or even death. On top of this, it will prevent costly accidents that leave you without the vehicle that you need. CMBS is widely available on all new Honda vehicles, including the award winning and IIHS top safety pick Honda Odyssey. For more information on how the Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) works on your vehicle don’t hesitate to contact one of our product specialists today. Or stop by our showroom to see the lineup of new 2021 Honda vehicles for yourself.