Forward Collision Warning: How Does it Work?
What is Forward Collision Warning?
Forward Collision Warning (FWC) is a safety feature that is found on select Honda trim levels, and is a part of the Honda Sensing bundle. It is an alert system that is comprised of a camera in the windshield and your vehicle’s brakes.
How does Forward Collision Warning work?
When your vehicle is going over 20km/hr, the FCW will take note of the distance between you an the vehicle ahead of you. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, the FWC will alert you with lights and sound. If you continue to approach the vehicle in front of you, the FWC will automatically apply the brake.
Short, Normal, and Long Warnings:
There are two different Forward Collision Warning modes:
- Short: FCW alerts you through flashing the heads-up light near the windshield, the “BRAKE” or “FCW” warning flashes, and a beep can be heard continuously until you take action.
- Normal/Long: FCW will alert you through flashing the heads-up light near the windshield, twice. If you fail to take action, “BRAKE” or “FCW” flashes, the heads-up light flashes, and a beep is head continuously until you take action.
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