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What is Forward Collision Warning?

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Sport
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is one of the highlights on the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features that comes with almost every new Honda vehicle. But how does FCW work? The sophisticated sensors scan Minot roads and warn you through various in-vehicle signals. Ryan Honda of Minot covers this safety technology below.

How Does FCW Work?: Honda Safety Tech

So, what is Forward Collision Warning? The sensors on the front of your Honda vehicle can detect slow-moving or stopped vehicles in Bismarck that you may not be aware of. Then the sensors activate your vehicle’s warning system, sending:

  • Brake pulsing
  • Aural cues
  • Vibrations on your steering wheel
  • Visual cues

Depending upon your settings and your distance from the object in front of you, FCW will send you a mixture of all these signals.

How Does FCW Work?: FCW FAQs

FCW has been designed to reduce the number of rear crashes in Devils Lake by warning drivers of any objects in their way. In addition to asking, “What is Forward Collision Warning?”, some Dickinson asks for further details on the specifications of this system, like:

  • What is the sensor range? The sensors can detect up to 500 feet ahead. They scan over 20 times per second!
  • Can FCW detect more than just vehicles? Yes, the sensors are able to detect motorcycles, bikes, and other cars.
  • Does it work when it’s raining? Yes, FCW works in all weather conditions, at all times of day!
  • How much reaction time does FCW allow? FCW gives drivers 5 seconds of reaction time.
  • Are there other Honda safety technologies? Yes, FCW is one of the many acclaimed safety features that comes with new Honda vehicles, like Honda Lanewatch, which uses its own set of sensors to warn you if you’re veering outside of your lane.

Find FCW on a Honda Vehicle Today!

Minot drivers who want some of the latest, most respected safety features can explore the new vehicle specials at Ryan Honda of Minot! We’re dedicated to providing you with informed service so you can find your ideal car. If you have any questions about Honda safety features and other Honda technology, contact us today!

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