How Honda Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System works
Posted on November 10, 2017Slipping and sliding around the roads in Kansas City is no fun. New tires, traction control, and Vehicle Stability Assist are all great to have in your car, but it can still be dicey when the roads get bad. You don’t want to encounter a wreck caused by poor traction or, worse yet, cause one. Fortunately, many Honda models have another available safety system that can help you prevent a collision in the first place. It’s known as Honda Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, and here’s how it works.
What is Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System?
It starts with a front-wheel-drive vehicle and adds a rear differential. When your Honda senses that it’s losing traction, it engages the rear differential with a multi-plate clutch system. The rear wheels now drive the vehicle in addition to the front wheels, making it all-wheel drive. But what about the Intelligent Control System? What’s that all about? A traditional all-wheel-drive system uses mechanical means to engage the rear wheels when traction is less than perfect. Often, it has a noticeable lag before it kicks into operation, but Real Time AWD’s Intelligent Control System is smooth and virtually instantaneous. An electric motor on the transmission seamlessly engages the rear wheels when required, and in the blink of an eye. It’s so smooth, you probably won’t even notice it has happened. Just as quickly, Real Time AWD is disengaged, reducing the energy required to drive your Honda. With Real Time AWD, your Honda is more efficient than other vehicles with a mechanical AWD system.
Which Honda Vehicles Have Real Time AWD?
You’ll Find Real Time AWD on many Honda models. That includes the Honda HR-V, Honda CR-V, Honda Pilot, and Honda Ridgeline. It’s the most efficient way to have the security of all-wheel drive. In Kansas City, you can find your new Honda with Real Time AWD at your local Honda dealer, Jay Wolfe Honda. With the expertise you want and the selection you demand, Jay Wolfe Honda is the right place for your new vehicle.