Besides equipping Brio rs with safety features like engine immobilizer, Electronic Brake Distribution, Speed Sensing Door Locks and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Honda has taken full advantage of using the G-CON technology. While the G-CON technology was first announced in 1998, it was until 2003 when manufactured Honda Models began using this technology.
Even though the Brio rs is well loaded with passenger and driver airbags to reduce the car occupants impact in case of a collision, the G-CON body structure is designed to reduce impact in case of a collision. The G-CON which is the short form for G-Force Control is a collision safety technology utilized by Honda to reduce impact during a car crash.
Honda Brio RS is a small hatchback car in the A-segment whose seating capacity is five. Its engine powertrain is rated at 89 PS and 110Nm of torque. Measuring only 3,185(P) x 1,680(W) x 1,485 (H) mm, the need to make the body stronger is necessary. If we imagine what would happen to the car and its occupants when an accident occurs, Honda’s decision to employ the G-CON in this hatchback was a well-thought decision.
Again, the fact that certain critical security features are missing in the Brio RS makes reinforcing the body structure important to enhance passenger. Features like Lane Departure Warning, Blind-Spot Detection System, Stability Control, ISOFIX and Auto Brake System are not included in this hatchback.
The G-CON technology is aimed at protecting the car occupants by controlling the G-forces acting on them during a collision. This is made possible by dissipating the crash G-forces and channelling them away from the car occupants. The structure of the Brio’s body and frame enables it to absorb the forces keeping the passengers safe.
When a vehicle is involved in an accidental full-lap collision, the G-CON maximizes the survival space by securing maximum cabin space. In the case of an offset collision, energy absorption is maximized. In general, G-CON reduces passenger and driver injury and the degree of compartment deformation.
This latest Honda’s frame engineering incorporates the use of high tensile steel and steel protection bars on the doors to protect the passenger from being crushed. The bars also guard the passenger against hard impact which can cause severe injury.
The Brio RS front-end frame structure reduces the body crash compatibility by reducing the crash force concentration by absorbing and dispersing the crash energy to a large area. Besides reducing the degree of injuries to the occupants, the G-CON technology also helps minimize the aggressivity towards the other vehicle.
Another crash energy absorbing element in the New Honda Life is the bulkhead or the upper frame. It absorbs collision energy in the upper part and prevents frames misalignment of the vehicles involved in the accident.
To ensure a safer driving experience, Honda has been consistent in developing crash compatibility bodies that can absorb impacts and thus keep the passengers safe. The technology incorporated by Honda into the G-CON technology is consistently updated to meet the world’s hardest crash safety regulations. Based on the data collected from different real-world accident scenes, Honda has been on top of this technology.
To perfect the G-CON technology, Honda has established a modern crash-test laboratory that takes real-world accidents circumstances into account in Tochigi R&D Center. In this facility, real vehicles of different sizes, weights and body types are subjected to a simulated collision. This happens in the presence of sensors, cameras and computers installed with software to record the entire test process.
Combining G-CON And ACE
ACE is a short form for Advanced Compatibility Engineering and is an exclusive Honda’s body design. This design utilizes a network of strong but not rigid front frames that can absorb and deflect collision forces from a direct frontal collision.
The ACE technology is commonly used in the Acura and Honda models. It’s not only used to protect the driver and passengers but it also disperses the forces transferred to the other vehicle involved and thus reducing the damage likely to be caused.
To absorb collision forces, Honda has established “crumple zones” in areas likely to get damaged or crumple in case of a collision.
Honda has included other extra safety and security measures in its 2020 models like Emergency Stop Signal, SRS Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Driver Attention Monitor and Honda Sensing Suite. Besides the Brio RS, Honda Models like the 2020 Honda Accord, 2020 CR-V, 2020 Accord Hybrid and 2020 Civic Hatchback are other top models that feature both the G-CON and ACE technologies.
By Honda utilizing the G-CON technologies in its models, most if its latest cars have received a 5-star safety rating after thorough tests by National Highway Traffic Safety and Administration. Other than receiving the awards, Honda cars are today among the safest to ride on.