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What Is Forward Collision Warning?

Collision Mitigation Braking System

If you’ve been looking at the safety features offered on new Honda models, you may be wondering “What is Forward Collision Warning?” FCW is a driver assist feature that will alert you when it detects the possibility of a collision with the vehicle ahead of you. Forward Collision Warning is just one of the many advanced Honda safety features designed to add confidence and peace-of-mind on the roads in and around Lawrence. Learn more about how Forward Collision Warning can enhance your Haverhill-area driving experience in this guide from Rockingham Honda.


How Does FCW Work?

Rear-end crashes are among the most common types of accidents, and the FCW system works to reduce the possibility of such collisions. Part of the Honda Sensing® safety suite, FCW can add an extra level of protection to your Methuen commute. 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 FCW detects that the vehicle in front of you is being driven slower or is stopped, the system will immediately notify you using a variety of warning signals such as:

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

Main Features of the FCW System

As you can see, 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 an hour in order to avoid unnecessary warnings

Learn More About Honda Safety at Rockingham Honda

You’ll find Forward Collision warning on many new Honda models including the Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, and Honda Pilot. If you’d like to experience all that FCW and the other Honda safety systems have to offer, schedule a test drive with Rockingham Honda today. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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