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I was driving home in the rain today, and I just now noticed the wipers slowed when I stopped. News to me...but it makes sense
 

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Interesting, I'll have to take notice the next time I'm driving and it's raining. Seems like a feature for more higher end vehicles... but I'm not complaining!
 

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It’s Something else, we DO NOT have speed sensitive or rain sensitive wipers, there no sensor for it.
 

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It’s Something else, we DO NOT have speed sensitive or rain sensitive wipers, there no sensor for it.
The only sensor needed for speed sensitivity is the already built-in speed sensor for the speedometer, no?

The 2016 Owner's manual says this as a note on the side on page 132:

Models with adjustment ring said:
If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are operating intermittently, the length of the wipe interval shortens. When the vehicle starts moving, the wipers make a single sweep. When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation's shortest delay (imagine rainfall icon here) and the LO setting become the same.
For the 2019 manual (page 177 & 178), it mentions being rain sensitive in addition to being speed sensitive. That sensor, if you're curious, is up by the Honda Sensing camera. But it also includes a distinction between INT and AUTO (with auto including the rain sensor).

edit: just checked it on my way to work, my 2019 Touring doesn’t have the AUTO mark on the stalk. But, if nothing else, I can confirm it is speed sensitive as I’ve seen it speed up and slow down with the speed, not with amount of rain.
 
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