G-Force Control body engineering (G-Con)Back to Technology
G-Force control is an advanced way of designing and engineering the body so that the G-forces of a crash are dissipated as much as possible and channelled away from the occupants. Controlled crushability of critical body components, together with the way crash forces interact on the interior components of the car, are important aspects of G-Con, and this sophisticated engineering technique also facilitates the correct attachment and positioning of safety-critical components such as seatbelt mountings
G-Con construction is perfected and tested at Honda's omni directional crash testing facility in Japan, where a range of simulated crashes using vehicles of differing sizes, colliding at different relative angles, can be performed.
Careful design in a vehicle's frontal structure can have a major effect on the severity of injuries suffered in collisions with pedestrians
Pedestrian-friendly front end design
Careful design in a vehicle's frontal structure can have a major effect on the severity of injuries suffered in collisions with pedestrians. Amongst the measures taken in the design of Honda vehicles to protect pedestrians are crushable bonnets with breakaway hinges, breakaway windscreen wiper mounts, an absence of unyielding structures and careful attention to the design of the front bumper and grill area.