City Brake Assist (CTBA)

City Brake Assist (City-Brake Active System or CTBA) is specifically designed to help avoid or mitigate low speed accidents. It is standard on the Jazz RS & HR-V SPORT ranges, and is part of Honda’s international effort to reduce collisions.

While driving at speeds of between 5km/h and 30km/h, the CTBA gives audio and visual warnings to the driver when the system recognises a high risk of collision. The system uses a laser radar unit fitted to the windscreen behind the rear mirror to detect potential collisions and to mitigate the level of damage in an unavoidable crash. If the driver does not take action to slow down, the system will apply the brakes automatically. Note: CTBA is not intended as a replacement for driver braking.

False starts are reduced with City Brake Assist. When the car is stationary or travelling slowly (less than 10km/h) and CBTA senses that the driver has stepped on the accelerator pedal too hard with an obsticle approximately four metres of the front of the car, it will provide an audio and visual warning. The system will then assist the driver by applying the brakes. This helps reduce accidents in situations where the driver accidentally steps on the accelerator instead of the brake.