Sometimes, you just don’t see it coming. You can get distracted by a cell phone ringing, backseat passengers, or unusual goings-on outside your car. And with most cars, it would be too late to do anything about it. You’re in an accident, risking injuries and damage that could easily have been avoided. That’s why Collision Mitigation Braking System exists.
What is Collision Mitigation Braking System?
For circumstances that you haven’t detected, Collision Mitigation Braking System is there to help. A camera mounted by the rearview mirror monitors the space ahead of you for vehicles and obstacles. When you don’t get a message from CMBS, you’re in good shape. Your way is clear.
When that camera detects an issue in front of your Acura, it notifies you. You’ll get an audible message as well as an indicator on your display, telling you to quickly pay attention. You’re at risk of a frontal collision! That notification is part of the CMBS system, called Head-Up Display.
CMBS Acts For You
Maybe you can’t respond quickly enough, or maybe you’re unable to respond to the warning. Collision Mitigation Braking System, in all its helpfulness, has got your back. CMBS will tug on your seatbelt to draw your attention and will apply light braking at the same time. With any amount of luck, this will bring your attention to the issue ahead and you’ll respond quickly.
But if you still don’t deal with the impending collision, CMBS applies forceful braking on its own, aside from your input. Collision Mitigation Braking System will attempt to prevent the collision from occurring. Or, at minimum, CMBS will reduce the impact velocity and the force of the accident.
Keep in mind, CMBS is a driver ASSIST feature. It’s not meant to replace responsible driving, and it isn’t a license to take your eyes off the road, even for a brief moment. The intention is to draw your attention to the road so you can respond. It is, however, another fantastic system from Acura.