What Is Forward Collision Warning?

Honda Collision Warning

What is Forward Collision Warning? It is a driver assist feature that will warn you of a possible collision with the vehicle ahead of you. FCW is just one of the many advanced safety features available on the vehicles in the new Honda lineup, all of which are designed to add confidence and peace-of-mind on Irvine-area roads and beyond. Find out how Forward Collision Warning works from the experts at Weir Canyon Honda.

How Does FCW Work?

Honda driver assist systems like FCW and Lane Departure Warning enhance safety and awareness on the roads in and around Yorba Linda. So, how does FCW work? The Forward Collision Warning system uses sensors that are located at the front of the vehicle to scan the road ahead of you. When an obstacle such as a slower moving or stopped vehicle is detected, FCW will notify you using a variety of warning signals such as:

  • Visual alerts
  • Audio alerts
  • Haptic feedback
  • Quick brake pulsing
  • Or a mixture of signals

Rear-end crashes are among the most common types of accidents, and the FCW system works to reduce the possibility of such collisions.

Main Features of the FCW System

Whether you’re cruising streets of Tustin or I-5, the Forward Collision Warning system can save you and your vehicle from a potentially costly and/or life-threatening accident. Some of the main features built into the FCW system include:

  • Detects vehicles, bicycles, and motorbikes
  • Works day and night in all weather conditions
  • Sensors that read up to 500 feet ahead of your vehicles, scanning over 20 times per second
  • Allows for up to 5 seconds of reaction time
  • Does not operate at speeds below 3 miles and hour in order to avoid unnecessary warnings

Learn More About Honda Safety at Weir Canyon Honda

Your safety is a primary concern at Weir Canyon Honda, and Forward Collision Warning is just one of the many advanced safety features available on new vehicles like the Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, and Honda Pilot. If you’d like to learn more about the driver assist systems offered in the Honda Sensing® suite or would like to schedule a test drive to see these safety systems in action, please contact us online or give us a call at 714-777-4100.

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