Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward collision warning

Technology Has Changed Everything

The rise of modern technology has brought an abundance of ease and safety to the lives of automotive consumers from St. Albert, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon, Stony Plain, Fort Sask atchewan and surrounding areas of Alberta. Technology has now become the new normal, take the advancement of cell phone technology. Initially, they were these big bricks that only had a small screen that displayed phone numbers. Now consumers use them for almost every facet of their lives.

Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning

Automobiles were not left behind in this rush for progression. Big players in the automotive industry have partnered among themselves and major technology companies to design, engineer, and develop technologies that are more advanced than anything we've witnessed before. This evolution's main purpose is to provide automotive consumers with options to keep them safe while driving. Manufactures have utilized these partnerships to offer technologies that will make consumer's lives easier. Car safety is paramount, and that's why the rise of technology will continue until manufacturers can produce the safest vehicles on the road. Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning is one of those great technologies offered by Acura. At West Side Acura, we have a great new inventory that features vehicles with an abundance of technology and AcuraWatch. Our goal is to not only provide the best automotive buying experience but the best Acura ownership experience. Please visit and experience the best.

How Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning Works

Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning utilizes front-facing cameras and sensors to scan the road ahead while you are out for a drive. Its main purpose is to warn you in the case of any possible collision from a slower-moving vehicle ahead. Some systems will include pedestrian detection as well, helping to avoid contact with individuals walking by. The system will first provide a visual and audible warning letting you know that a collision may occur. Acura's system will also pre-charge the brakes, so when you do apply them, there is maximum pressure. Or if you do not respond in time, the system will apply maximum braking force. This is all done to reduce the risk of a collision or avoid it completely.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Luckily, this system is activated every time you start your vehicle. When the system senses a potential collision it will notify you via an audible and visual warning. The work "BRAKE" will appear in the information display in front of the driver, or on the Head-Up Display. The systems consists of three stages starting at there is a risk of a collision, the risk has increased, and a collision is unavoidable. At each stage the driver will be notified.

Tips for Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning

There are situations where the FCW may initiate because of objects in front of the vehicle. This may happen entering a curve as roadside objects may be picked up by the FCW sensor. The system may also warn you of a potential collision if traffic quickly slows down ahead of you even if you're applying the brakes. Adjust the FCW alert distance.

There are some tips to consider if your vehicle is equipped with this system. Like other sensors which are for external use, they are at the mercy of the elements like ice, snow, fog, rain, and even the sun. Make sure that the ice, snow or mud are cleared off before you start your journey. Also, even though this and other technology are meant to behave in a certain way, it is important as a driver you know where your responsibility lies once you get behind the wheel. These systems are here to assist you, not drive for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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