What Is Forward Collision Warning?

Forward Collision Warning Light

Honda takes vehicular safety seriously, and it shows through the extensive features offered in the Honda Sensing® safety and driver assistance system. One of the features you’ll find in Honda Sensing® is Forward Collision Warning. How does FCW work, and how does it keep you safe? The team at Honda Universe has the information you want about how FCW works and more below.



How Does FCW Work?

Your Honda is equipped with many small cameras that scan the road ahead, detecting possible collision dangers. If the sensors locate an obstacle in front of your moving vehicle, the system will alert you through sounds, steering wheel vibrations, quick brake pulsing, dashboard lights, and other signals. Your Honda will go to lengths to alert you to the danger so you can safely brake in time before having an accident in Freehold or Toms River.

Having these warnings means possibly saving yourself and your vehicle from an accident. And that means you don’t have to bring your vehicle in for an emergency service appointment.

Main Features of the Forward Collision Warning

Accidents where a car is rear-ended, are among the most common vehicle accidents on Jackson streets. When you have a standard Forward Collision Warning, your chances of having one of these accidents can be reduced. Here’s some more interesting information about how FCW works and what it can do:

  • Scanners and sensors can read up to 500 feet ahead, scanning over 20 times per second
  • They can detect vehicles, bicycles, and motorbikes
  • Works well in all weather conditions — and just as effectively at night
  • Allows for up to 5 seconds of reaction time

Even though Forward Collision Warning is a helpful asset in protecting yourself, your passengers, and other people on the road, it should never be used in place of your direct attention. Always keep your eyes on the road. The Forward Collision Warning is designed to work with your diligence in being a safe and courteous driver.

Learn More at Honda Universe Today!

You’ll find Forward Collision Warning on most newer Honda vehicles. Now that you know how FCW works, learn more about what your Honda vehicle can do in our Honda information hub. You’ll find regularly updated articles with the latest information about Honda models and features like those found in the Honda Sensing® system. Of course, you can also contact Honda Universe with any Honda questions you have. We look forward to helping you!


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