What is Forward Collision Warning?

A driver-assist feature, Forward Collision Warning sends out an alert to warn you of a possible collision ahead. This system comes in handy during those moments when you find yourself distracted for a little too long. Learn more about what this system can do for you with Tamaroff Honda then visit us to test it out in a new Honda model today!

How Does FCW Work?

The Honda Forward Collision Warning, or FCW, system detects a possible collision with a slower moving or stopped vehicle by scanning the road ahead of you. In the event that the sensors located at the front of your car detect an obstacle, this system them will alert you through multiple warnings in the form of:

  • Sounds
  • Vibrations
  • Quick brake pulsing
  • Visuals
  • Mixture of signals

These warnings give you time to react and save you, and possibly your vehicle, from an accident. And that means you don’t have to bring your vehicle in for an emergency service appointment.

Main Features

With standard features including FCW, rear crashes, which are one of the most common types of crashes, can be reduced. Some important main features of the Forward Collision Warning system to be aware of include:

  • Features scanners that can read up to 500 feet ahead, scanning over 20 times per second
  • Detects vehicles, bicycles, and motorbikes
  • Works well in all weather conditions
  • Just as effective at night
  • Can allow for up to 5 seconds of reaction time