What Is Lane Departure Warning?

Honda Lane Assist

When you get behind the wheel of a Honda, you’ll have access to a wide range of safety features including Lane Departure Warning. So what is Lane Departure Warning? This driver-assist feature notifies drivers if they are drifting from their lane to avoid any possible collisions. But that’s just the beginning! Learn more about how this unique Honda safety feature can keep you more alert and protected on Cicero and Oak Park roads at Honda of Downtown Chicago.

How Does LDW Work?

The Lane Departure Warning system is usually activated when starting your vehicle, but in some models, you have to activate it with the push of a button. It has several cameras located near the rearview mirror that are designed to detect lane markings. If they sense that your wheels move over the line they will flash a warning and beep an alert for you to move back into your lane. To ensure you get the indicator every time, your steering wheel or seat may vibrate so you can easily be aware of when to adjust your vehicle back in the lane. Here are some other things it can help prevent:

  • A vehicle sticking out too far in an adjoining lane
  • Sideswiping
  • A rollover
  • And more

Lane Departure Warning Options

Drivers may want to be alerted by their LDW system in various ways no matter if they are driving along the backroads or on the highway. That’s why you can customize your LDW warning options to meet your needs. Some of the ways you can do include:

  • Haptic feedback warnings like seat and wheel vibrations
  • Visual alerts with a flashing lane marking symbol
  • Adjustable audible warning levels
  • The ability to disable the system
  • Highway’s edge recognition

Additional Honda Sensing® Features

Lane Departure Warning isn’t the only safety feature you can rely on behind the wheel, as LDW is part of the Honda Sensing® safety suite which comes with additional driver-assist features such as:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Test Out More Outstanding Safety Features at Honda of Downtown Chicago

After learning more about Lane Departure Warning and how it can keep you safe behind the wheel, you can check out additional features highlighting the Lane Keep AssistHonda AWD capabilities, and more. We have a great selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles for sale complete with all the safety features you need for added peace of mind. Contact us today to set up a test drive near Skokie!

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1111 North Clark Street Suite 2 Chicago, IL
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