The Honda CR-V also secured two awards in the Adult and Child Occupant Protection categories at the inaugural ASEAN NCAP GP Awards. The Asean NCAP awards marked another milestone in Honda’s continuous effort to set a benchmark for the safety of its vehicles on the road. It is also a testament to Honda’s top commitment and priority on safety for drivers and passengers.
Aside from the City and CR-V variants, Honda Malaysia hit the highest note in the Medium Family category with the Civic, and for the Lanewatch Camera (safety technology) with the Honda Accord 2.4 VTi-L; both part of the Child Occupant Protection denomination. The LaneWatch Camera system, blind spot camera at the passenger side mirror, is another of Honda’s driver-assistive visibility technology which is currently available in the Accord.
Honda Malaysia’s Managing Director and CEO Yoichiro Ueno explained, “All car manufacturers including Honda are now focusing on improving safety of our vehicles which enables people to realize the joy and freedom of mobility. It is our hope that together with organisations like MIROS and a concerted effort by all car manufacturers to build safer cars for the market, we can one day realize the dream of accident-free roads in the world.”
Honda cars’ highest recognition at the ASEAN NCAP GP Awards is attributed to its advanced indoor crash-safety and R&D Centers in Japan and the State of Ohio, U.S.A. Its indoor crash-safety facility is recognizable as the world’s first indoor multi-directional crash-test safety facility and an Automotive Safety Research facility.
The Honda indoor crash test safety facility enables Honda to conduct crash tests from a variety of directions, at various speeds, and between vehicles of different sizes. In fact, all Honda variants have been put through vigorous testings for frontal, side and rear crash at the facility. This multi-directional test capability is key to better understanding, designing, and protecting against the consequences of real-world collisions.
In addition, Honda was also the first automaker in the world to develop pedestrian crash test dummies. The dummies are designed to replicate the behavior of the human body in a collision to help with analyzing the effects accidents have on the human body and with identifying locations of damage to vehicles.