What does forward collision warning do?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at 9:03 pm
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Forward Collision Warning: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we like to make sure that you know what your money is getting you. Nowadays, vehicles come absolutely crammed full of features. But a lot of those features have obscure names and unclear purposes. For instance:

What does forward collision warning do? Let’s take a look.



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Forward Collision Warning

In the simplest terms, forward collision warning alerts you, via some combination of audio and visual cues, that there is something obstructing the road ahead of you. The distance this features works at varies from model to model. On its own, this feature does not stop your vehicle for you. Forward collision warning is often paired with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. Let us show you what those features do…

Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic emergency braking automatically slams on the brakes if it detects an impending collision with a stationary or moving object. It tries to prevent collisions altogether, however, if it cannot, it functions to lessen the severity of crashes.

Pedestrian/Bicyclist Detection

Pedestrian and bicyclist detection is an advanced form of forward collision warning that specifically checks for pedestrians. Usually, this feature works in tandem with automatic emergency braking, automatically applying the brakes if you’re driving under 25 mph and a pedestrian is detected in your path.


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