Fleets will soon have a new technologically advanced and safety-focused vehicle to consider—the all-new 2022 Honda Civic sedan. It features a modern design coupled with a high-tech interior, and is equipped with advanced active and passive safety systems.
Both driver and passenger frontal airbags in the 2022 Civic are designed to better reduce conditions associated with brain injury by controlling head motions in particular types of collisions.
Specifically, these all-new airbag designs attempt to address the recently recognized issue of severe brain trauma associated with angled frontal collisions. The new front airbag uses a donut-shaped structure to cradle and hold the head to reduce rotation. The passenger-side front airbag uses a three-chamber design to achieve a similar result, with two outer chambers engineered to cradle and control head rotation.
Stiffer body structure is another feature that improves safety in the 2022 Civic sedan. Specifically, the body structure has been enhanced for even better compatibility with larger vehicles. This includes improved occupant protection in angled frontal collisions, with a new upper A-pillar structure, side frame, and lower firewall structure—all designed to route crash energy around the cabin.
In addition, side impact protection has been improved, with stiffer structures in the roof, side sill, B-pillars, doors, rear wheel arch, and C-pillar.
Honda extended new safety features to its sensing suite of active safety and driver assistive technologies. Fleets can expect a new single-camera system that provides a wider field of view than the previous radar-and-camera based system. With software advances and a more powerful processor, the latest system is capable of more swiftly and accurately identifying pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles.
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