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Forward Collision Warning

Why You Need Forward Collision Warning

When it comes to the advent of technology in vehicles, one of the things that you should definitely be paying closer attention to is forward collision warning systems. This system is one that can keep you safer and can make sure that whatever is going on around you your vehicle is going to be keeping an eye out for you. That’s because forward collision warning keeps track of how the vehicles in front of you are moving in order to reduce the risk of you being in an accident.

Forward Collision Alert

What it Is

First, let’s take a look at what forward collision warning really is and what it means. In general, it’s a system that’s actually in place at the front of your vehicle to determine if you are in danger of getting into a front-end collision. If the collision can be avoided it generally notifies the driver using some system of warning, like likes and sounds. This gives the driver enough time to react by seeing the danger and braking. On the other hand, with some systems, if the crash is imminent, meaning there is no time for the driver to react, the vehicle does the reacting for you.

If the vehicle has to take action it actually brakes quickly, steers out of the way or attempts to do both in order to avoid the crash. If the crash is not avoidable the automatic system is still able to reduce the danger and severity of the crash. This can help to keep everyone involved much safer including the driver of the vehicle with the system and the driver of any other vehicle that might be in front of them. Because the system reacts on its own there’s no potential for human error.

How it Works

There are three different types of sensors and systems that work together to create or separately to create this system and make it most effective. First, a radar system that’s designed to be all-weather is used to detect what’s happening in the road ahead. In some vehicles a laser and camera may also be used to add in even better detection software and to make sure that the vehicle’s computer system can detect anything. On top of that, these vehicles also have GPS sensors that are designed to locate items that are fixed rather than those that are mobile (stop signs versus vehicles).