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What is Lane Keep Assist?

Exterior view of a 2019 Honda Accord with a city skyline in the background

If you’ve been looking into the safety features offered on the vehicles in the new Honda lineup, you may have asked yourself: “What is Honda Lane Keep Assist, and how does Lane Keep Assist work?” Part of the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assist features, the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) is designed to alert you when your vehicle begins to drift from its lane. This system can help keep you safe on Madison streets as well as out on I-55. Let the experts at Patty Peck Honda fill you in on what Honda Lane Assist camera does and how the system works on new Honda vehicles.

How Does Lane Keep Assist Work?

The Lane Keeping Assist System uses the Honda Lane Assist camera mounted behind the rearview mirror to scan road markings, and it will relay visual and tactile alerts to notify you if you begin to drift from your lane without signaling. When your vehicle starts to drift, the Lane Departure warning appears in the multi-information display, and the steering wheel will vibrate to alert you. The Lane Keeping Assist System can also automatically provide steering input to help keep the car in the middle of the detected lane.

How Do You Turn On Lane Keep Assist, and Can I Turn Lane Keep Assist Off?

Now that we’ve answered the question, “How does the Lane Keep Assist work?’, you may be wondering, “How do you turn on Lane Keep Assist and can I turn the Lane Keep Assist system off?” First of all, Lane Keep Assist will automatically be activated when you start your Honda car, truck, or SUV.  There may be times, however, when you’d prefer to deactivate the Lane Keeping Assist System. As with other Honda Sensing® driver assist features, it’s easy to turn off Lane Keeping Assist if you wish. Here’s how:

  • Press the MAIN button on the steering wheel until you see LKAS on the multi-information display.
  • Press LKAS.
  • You’ll see lane outlines on the display (dotted lines turn solid when the system is ready).
  • Press the MAIN or LKAS button to turn off the system.

What Cars Have Lane Keep Assist?

The Honda Sensing® is a suite, which includes Lane Keep Assist, comes standard on the following new Honda vehicles:

The upper trims of the following models are equipped with Honda Sensing®:

In addition to Lane Keeping Assist, Honda Sensing® also includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Blind Spot Information System

Of note is the fact that the Honda Sensing® Lane Keep Assist camera and alert system is not offered with Toyota Safety Sense. TSS offers a Lane Departure Alert, but it doesn’t apply steering assist that helps to keep your car centered in its lane.

Experience Honda Safety Tech at Patty Peck Honda

If you’d like to see how Honda Sensing® features such as the Lane Keeping Assist System work, contact us to schedule a test drive at Patty Peck Honda in Ridgeland. We’ll be happy to provide you with details on how other safety features like Forward Collision Warning work as well. If you’re ready to get a new Honda equipped with the latest safety features, make sure to check out our new vehicle specials!


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