Tokyo, Japan – Honda has announced that the new Legend, which goes on sale today in Japan, will be the first Honda automobile released in Japan to feature the company’s new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS). The system is a new driving stability technology which initiates steering inputs that prompt the driver to steer in the correct direction during cornering and in slippery road conditions.
Motion Adaptive EPS is also planned for other models such as the new Odyssey and Accord, both scheduled for release in Japan in the near future. The company has not indicated plans to market the system in North America.
The system works with Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist and Electric Power Steering, using vehicle speed and steering angle data to provide finely tuned steering inputs. Motion Adaptive EPS detects instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking, and automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction.