The first level of the pyramid established by Porsche Motorsport, known as the Porsche Carrera Cup France, is a national reference for one-make series competitions. The PCCF is a true hotbed of talent. Considered the fastest series in France, it allows rookies to take their first laps and gentlemen drivers to indulge in their passion in exceptional conditions. With three races outside of France, out of six confirmed rounds on the calendar, and a caliber of competition that only continues to improve, this season promises to be highly-charged once again.
Honda launches safety system with driving functions according to level 3
The new Honda SENSING Elite safety technology enables automated driving according to level 3 under certain conditions and is used in the Honda Legend Hybrid EX, which will be available for leasing in Japan from March 5th. Honda SENSING Elite builds on the Honda SENSING safety technology, which is standard equipment in all vehicles offered in Europe. One of the innovations is the “traffic jam pilot” function, which enables automated driving according to level 3 (conditional autonomous driving in certain traffic situations). Honda has received the appropriate approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The traffic jam pilot function can be used in certain situations, e.g. B. take over driving the vehicle from the driver in heavy traffic or on the highway. The automated driving system uses various data and sensors. The position of the vehicle and the traffic conditions are recorded on the basis of three-dimensional, high-resolution maps, global navigation satellite data and 360-degree monitoring of the vehicle's immediate surroundings. A camera installed in the interior monitors the driver at the same time. On the basis of this information, the main control unit (ECU) is able to recognize and evaluate traffic situations and carry out high-level control of acceleration, deceleration and steering in order to offer efficient and smooth driver assistance
The new model line’s assistance systems perfect ease of driving and safety. Included as standard in the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is the ‘Car2X’ local warning system, which utilises signals from other vehicles and the transport infrastructure to spot hazards in real time. Also included as standard: the ‘Front Assist’ emergency braking function and, in the MPV, the ‘Lane Assist’ lane-keeping assistant. With new software, new assistance functions are also making their way into the ID. family. Available as an option is ‘Travel Assist with swarm data’, which facilitates partially automated driving across the entire speed range and, for the first time, assisted lane-changing on the motorway. Also new: the ‘Memory Function’ for automated parking on a previously saved route.
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