Honda Automobiles: Honda Civic Si- Safety Technology

With their modernized unibody engineering, a biggest use of high-strength steel in indication history, and a far-reaching array of modernized passive-safety features, like a rest of a 2017 Civic indication range, a new Si Coupe and Si Sedan were designed to grasp a glorious turn of active and pacifist reserve performance. This relates to a car occupants, as good as for a occupants of other vehicles and other highway users, including motorcycle and bicycle riders and pedestrians.

Passive-safety facilities such as modernized front airbags, SmartVent® front side airbags, and side screen airbags with rollover sensor assistance strengthen occupants in a collision. In addition, a endless use of high-strength steel and modernized pile-up engineering features, including a Civic Si’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and pile-up cadence front support rails assistance improved strengthen occupants in a collision while minimizing weight for higher fuel efficiency. Civic Si Sedan gains tailor-tempered B-pillars and back support structures.

Key Safety Features

  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure with new pile-up cadence design
  • Hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel doorway rings and sills
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Seatbelts with Crash Locking Tongue
  • Honda LaneWatch™

Top Safety Ratings
The Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan were both engineered to acquire top-class collision reserve ratings. In particular, these embody a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP. These ratings embody a poignant idea of achieving a Good rating in a latest IIHS tiny overlie frontal pile-up test.

Crash Safety Ratings

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
Structures in a front of a 2017 Civic Si are designed to assistance catch appetite in a eventuality of a collision with a pedestrian. Research by Honda shows that a following facilities can dramatically urge a pedestrian’s possibility of presence if struck by a relocating vehicle.

Specific walking conduct damage slackening facilities include:

  • Hood is designed to twist if hit is done with possibly an adult or a child pedestrian
  • Sufficient clearway exists between a hood and tough engine parts, permitting a hood to twist if impacted by a pedestrian
  • Windshield bottom has a singular territory structure for fit impact appetite absorption
  • Energy-absorbing buffer mounts and supports
  • Breakaway windshield wiper pivots
  • Deformable hood hinges

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver. VSA functions by requesting stop force to one or some-more wheels exclusively while also handling a throttle, ignition and fuel systems to assistance a car say a driver’s dictated trail of travel.

The VSA complement constantly analyzes information from sensors that guard circle speed, steering input, parallel and longitudinal G army and bend rate. It compares a driver’s control inputs with a vehicle’s tangible response. Whenever a tangible response falls outward of a fixed excusable range, VSA intervenes with a visual action. For instance, if VSA detects an oversteer condition, a complement might request braking force to a outward front and back wheels to negate a unintended yawing effect. In a eventuality of understeer, VSA might request braking to a inside back circle while shortening engine energy to assistance lapse a car to a dictated course.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a front wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. VSA is calibrated to duty in a near-transparent manner, and in many cases a motorist will not even be wakeful of a operation. However, anytime a complement is enhancing car stability, an indicator light flashes in a instrument cluster. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded condition by dire a VSA button, ABS stays entirely operational during all times. (See a Chassis territory for some-more information.)

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is customary on 2017 Civic models, including a Si Sedan and Si Coupe. The complement incorporates pushing fortitude record that triggers steering inputs that prompt a motorist to drive in a scold instruction during cornering and in sleazy highway conditions. Using car speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in sleazy highway conditions both during cornering and underneath braking and automatically triggers steering inputs directed during call a motorist to drive in a scold direction. This modernized record supports a driver’s movement in handling a car some-more safely and comfortably.

Two examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions in and with VSA are:

  • Stabilizes Vehicle underneath Braking
    This duty helps to scold a driver’s steering submit to revoke car instability when a motorist is braking tough on highway surfaces with varying attrition coefficients (such as cement that is partially lonesome with mud or snow).
  • Mitigates Understeer and Oversteer
    To lessen intensity understeer or oversteer situations, a complement helps scold a steering inputs to assistance a motorist snippet a curve.

(See a Chassis territory for some-more information.)

Brake Assist
A duty of a Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system, a Brake Assist underline recognizes puncture or tough braking situations and roughly now relates combined braking force. This Brake Assist underline is tranquil by a special proof in a complement that evaluates a pedal focus rate and force to commend a panic stop situation. At that point, a VSA modulator siphon increases braking vigour while a pedal is still being pulpy to safeguard limit interlude force, an movement that can assistance digest braking distance.

Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
The Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan are propitious with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel anti-lock braking (ABS). The ABS complement also incorporates Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) electronics that automatically proportions front-to-rear stop force formed on a vehicle’s energetic bucket on any wheel. Larger front stop front measure and a incomparable master cylinder urge interlude opening and pedal feel. (See a Chassis territory for some-more information.)

Crash Locking Tongue
The Civic Si’s front seatbelts use a “crash locking tongue” fasten image pattern that thatch a webbing in place during a collision, assisting to curb a occupant. During normal pushing conditions a seatbelt webbing moves openly by a fasten image in a normal manner. However, in a eventuality of a collision, army exerted on a trail and shoulder sections of a seatbelt pull a webbing opposite a “reaction surface” inside a fasten plate, locking a webbing in place.

Advanced Front Airbags
Both a motorist and front newcomer are stable by modernized front airbags (i-SRS). Like other Honda vehicles, a driver’s front airbag is located in a steering circle while a newcomer airbag is located on a tip of a dash. When deployed, a newcomer airbag inflates ceiling and afterwards rearward to maximize a protecting intensity while shortening a odds of injuries caused by airbag deployment.

Driver’s Spiral Airbag 
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan incorporate turn stitching into a driver’s front airbag. The turn inlet of a airbag promotes early patience and maintains a consistent vigour by shortening volume early and maximizing volume after in deployment.

Front Passenger’s Safety Vent Airbag
The passenger’s front airbag in both new Civic Si models underline a reserve opening complement that increases reserve for a front newcomer in a frontal collision involving an airbag deployment. If a newcomer is sitting “out of position” – such as disposition brazen in a pathway of a airbag deployment – a auxiliary vents sojourn open, directing a poignant volume of gas out and divided from a occupant. As a result, a intensity for damage from a airbag distinguished an out-of-position newcomer is reduced. However, if a newcomer is rightly seated, a airbag has an inner fasten that will tighten a auxiliary vents during a required time to yield optimal newcomer restraint.

Driver and Front Passenger Side Airbags
Side airbags mounted in a outboard area of any front seatback are designed to assistance yield pelvic and thorax insurance for a motorist and front newcomer in a eventuality of a serious side impact. The side airbag pattern allows a side airbags to muster in a demeanour that helps lessen a risk of damage to a smaller chair occupant.

Side Curtain Airbags
All outboard seating positions are stable by side screen airbags with a rollover sensor system. In a eventuality of a serious side impact, a side screen airbags muster from modules in a roof, providing a poignant turn of conduct insurance in a window area. In a doubtful eventuality of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor, along with mixed G sensors, establish a rate of hurl and muster a side screen airbags accordingly. The side screen airbags will also muster and yield conduct insurance in frontal impacts as necessary. For example, tiny overlie impacts, where a front dilemma of a car collides with a plain object.

Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design
Both of a front seats are designed to assistance lessen a astringency of neck injuries in a eventuality of a back impact. In a eventuality of a back crash, a chair well disperses back impact army opposite a newcomer as a seatback pillow compresses relations to a occupant’s head. The seatback springs are optimized so that in a back crash, when a seatback is pushed brazen into a occupant, a chair will catch a occupant’s mass in demeanour that can assistance minimize a astringency of a whiplash injury.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
All Civic models, including a Si Coupe and Si Sedan, are versed with a child seat-mounting complement called LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). Both of a second-row outboard seating positions are propitious with dedicated LATCH reduce anchor connection points. Tether anchors are supposing a remaining center seating position.
The LATCH complement provides dual reduce anchors and an tip fasten anchor. When used with a concordant child seat, a LATCH complement provides connection points between a child chair and a car chair but carrying to use a vehicle’s chair belts.

Additionally, all chair belts solely a driver’s are versed with a locking retractor that can be used to assistance secure any child seat. Both back side doors are also versed with childproof doorway thatch for combined protection.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
All 2015 and newer Honda models, including a 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan, incorporate a multi-angle rearview camera. Viewable on a vehicle’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, a camera can uncover a normal perspective (130 degrees), far-reaching perspective (180 degrees) or tip view, when a delivery is in Reverse. Dynamic discipline plan a vehicle’s trail formed on a driver’s steering inputs. (See the Interior territory for some-more information.)

Safety Features



(See a Specifications and Features territory for all data.)