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What Is Forward Collision Warning?

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Opt for a new Honda vehicle, and you’re treated to a full suite of safety features. These safety features allow you to have confidence in your Sparta Twp commutes. One of the impressive safety features you’ll find in many new Honda vehicles is a Forward Collision Warning system. But, what is Forward Collision Warning? Forward Collision Warning, or FCW, is a safety feature that’ll let you know if there’s a potential of a front-end collision while you’re driving, and it’s a great system to have to maximize your safety as you tackle your daily drives.

Asking yourself, “How does FCW work?” The FCW system can seem complicated and unnecessary at first, but we promise it’s actually simple to utilize and can provide great help when you need it most. Learn more about the Forward Collision Warning system today with Sussex Honda, and schedule a test drive at our dealership to enjoy all the other safety features our vehicles have to offer!

How Does FCW Work on Hackettstown Drives?

So, we’ve answered, “What is Forward Collision Warning?”, but how does FCW work while you’re driving around town? Essentially, the FCW system in your Honda regularly scans the road as you’re driving. If the system detects that the distance between two vehicles is diminishing and there’s a potential collision, it’ll alert you to apply your brake via a series of sounds, flashes, or warning messages.

We know sometimes you can get momentarily distracted but with the help of an FCW system, you should be able to enjoy a safer drive. Depending on your specific model, here’s how your Forward Collision Warning system may work:

  • Scans the road multiple times a second using sensors & cameras to regularly protect you while you’re driving.
  • FCW in Honda vehicles will not operate at speeds below 3* to avoid unnecessary warnings.
  • Forward Collision Warning systems may often detect more than just vehicles.
  • While not foolproof, FCW systems can provide additional reaction times to help mitigate accidents.
  • Even if the weather isn’t perfect, most FCW systems will continue to work. 

Additional Safety Features Honda Vehicles Offer

Forward Collision Warning is just one of the many features you’ll get to benefit from when you opt for a new Honda vehicle. Choose a new Honda for your Denville travels, and you’ll likely get to benefit from the Honda Sensing™ system. Honda Sensing™ provides features that could include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Adaptive Cruise Control allows drivers to set the desired speed they wish to maintain while also keeping a safe following distance from other vehicles ahead.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): Similar to the FCW system, CMBS™ senses if there’s a potential collision ahead. If no action is taken from the driver after an alert has been issued, the CMBS™ system can apply strong braking to help reduce impact velocity.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): LKAS uses a variety of sensors and cameras to help keep your vehicle centered in the middle of the lane while you’re driving.

Stay Safe on the Newton Roads Today With a New Honda!

We’ve only briefly touched on the wide variety of safety technology found in new Honda vehicles. So, if you’re really looking for a ride that’ll keep you safe? Come to Sussex Honda today, and find out if a new Honda vehicle has what you’re looking for. Let us know if you have any questions!


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*FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

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