Honda Safety in San Antonio: New Crash Test Technology


It’s no surprise to us here at Benson Honda that so many Hondas receive such high safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, did you know that the 2015 Honda Fit has already been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and that the brand new 2015 Honda Odyssey has already received a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA?

When it comes to safety, Honda’s definitely ahead of the curve. This is in part because Honda is dedicated to finding and using technology that improves the safety testing of their vehicles. To this end, the automaker recently announced that they are going to start using new, innovative software that will simulate collisions while giving engineers a comprehensive, 360-degree view of vehicle body damage. This software will give engineers a look at the effects of every possible crash on every inch of a vehicle’s body during every millisecond of a collision.

The software, which is called Real Impact, was created by 3DXcite, a company that creates high-end 3D visualization in real-time. Honda engineers worked with 3DXcite to make Real Impact as accurate as possible. Real Impact is highly precise and offers a plethora of critical data Honda can use to redesign their vehicles and make them even safer during crashes.

Honda is the first automaker to use simulation software that provides such a detailed and instantaneous look at the effects of crashes on vehicles. And that’s just one more reason why Honda’s leading the pack in terms of protection.

If you’re looking for a new car, we encourage you to check out the ultra-safe Hondas at Benson Honda!


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