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What is Honda’s Lane Keeping Assist System? (LKAS)

Honda’s award winning suite of safety features help millions of drivers stay safe on their daily commute. admit to texting while driving which means that whether it's you or the driver of the vehicle next to you, distracted driving is something you will encounter. One system that Honda has developed to combat this growing problem is the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). LKAS works by using a camera that is mounted on your front windshield to detect road lane markings and identify if you are driving within your lane or not. If the system detects that you are drifting into another lane it first provides a warning by vibrating the steering wheel and providing an audio and visual cue on the dashboard. If you continue drifting into the other lane the system will take preventative action and will use the electronic power steering system to guide you back into your lane safely. 

How Does the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Work?

To activate Honda’s LKAS you will need to do the following:

  • The vehicle must be travelling at least 72 km/h and you cannot be currently using the brakes, turn signals, or wiper blades. 
  • Press the “MAIN” button located on the right side of your steering wheel.
  • Next, press the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) button located below the “MAIN” button. The system will now be active and will keep you within your lane as necessary. 

Here is a great video from Honda Canada explaining the LKAS system in detail.

New Honda Vehicles with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Honda’s LKAS is a great way to stay safe in the increasingly distracting environment of driving. This safety feature is widely available on new Honda vehicles including the family oriented Odyssey and the Civic, which is the best selling car in Canada for 22 years running. If you have any questions on using the Honda Lane Keeping Assist System on your vehicle please don’t hesitate to contact one of our vehicle specialists who can walk you through every step of the process. Or, stop by our showroom to try LKAS for yourself on one of our test drive units today!