What is the Collision Mitigation Braking System™?


The Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is one of the many driver-assist technologies offered on new Honda vehicles around Painesville. This system monitors surroundings, and if it detects a potential front collision, it warns the driver to apply the brakes to minimize the likelihood of impact, thereby helping to keep you and other drivers safe on the roads of Mentor. Let’s take a closer look at the Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System™. Feel free to contact us at any time for more information!


How Does the CMBS™ Work?

The CMBS™ system uses a radar transmitter placed in the grille to measure the distance between your vehicle and other objects in front of you. Regardless of whether it is a pedestrian, a vehicle, or any other object, the radar and high-resolution camera will scan ahead and alert you to any danger. Both visual and audio warnings are emitted throughout the cabin, letting the driver know that it’s time to apply the brakes. If necessary, the system will automatically engage the brakes to slow or stop your vehicle.

Stages When Danger is Detected

There are a few different stages the CMBS™ Honda system goes through when it detects a collision. These are as follows:

  • Stage 1: The driver is alerted with both visual and audio warnings to avoid the potential collision ahead.
  • Stage 2: The system automatically applies the brakes slowly to mitigate a potential collision.
  • Stage 3: The brakes are then applied in full to reduce your speed and, whenever possible, avoid the collision altogether.

Most drivers will respond before the third stage; however, it’s there if you need it, providing you and your passengers with peace of mind as you travel.

Other Honda Sensing™ Features

The Honda Sensing™ safety suite includes a wide range of powerful features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Adjusts following distance to make sure you’re following the car in front of you at a safe distance.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System​​ (CMBS™): Apply the brakes automatically if a potential collision is detected.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Adjusts steering automatically to keep you in your lane.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Scans road markings and will alert you if you begin drifting off the road.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Detects and reads road signs, and sends the information to the driver.

Experience the CMBS™ Today at Honda of Mentor!

Now that we’ve checked out the Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System™, come check out the complete line of Honda vehicles equipped with this technology at Honda of Mentor! If you’d like to build and order a Honda with all your favorite features, we can help with that too. Just let us know when you’re ready to get behind the wheel—and make sure to check out our new vehicle specials before you stop in!


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