Did you ever think you'd see the day when self-driving cars would actually become a thing? Though "self-driving" is a term many shy away from, the new 2016 Honda Civic LX can be purchased with autonomous driving capability. 


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Honda is making waves with its autonomous driving capability and is making it affordable with the 2016 Honda Civic in Mankato, MN. The Civic can sense when it should slow down, brake, or veer. We applaud our 2016 Civic in Mankato for these capabilities.

What Is This Technology?

The Honda Civic has incorporated advanced-driver assistance systems (ADAS) into its options for the 2016 Honda Civic LX in Mankato. Its ADAS includes the Lane Keeping Assist system and adaptive cruise control.

How It Works

Lane Keeping Assist actually adjusts its steering to bring you back to the middle of your lane if it detects that you are veering into another marked lane without signaling. 

Adaptive cruise control enables the car to maintain a constant following interval so you don't have to manually change your speed.

As long as lane markings are visible and another vehicle is in front of the car, a 25-mile drive can be made with the driver's hands off the wheel and his foot off the gas, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

Safety Goals

The big push behind ADAS is to mitigate effects of distracted driving. The most likely of any age group to be distracted when they're involved in a car crash with fatality is 15-19 year olds. Drivers in their 20s are also prone to distracted driving. 

With the Civic, being within reach of these young drivers, mitigation of these fatalities will hopefully come to fruition. 

Some Washington advocates are even pushing for Congress to make ADAS features standard on light vehicles. Honda is definitely making waves to assist with safer driving.

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