Also known as: Forward Collision Avoidance, Collision Mitigation, Pre-Collision Assist
According to a study by IIHS, systems with forward collision warning reduce rear-end crashes by about 23% on average.
Forward collision warning systems warn of an impending collision by detecting stopped or slow-moving vehicles. Radar, lidar, and/or cameras scan the road while you drive and detect speed differences and proximity. When there is an impending collision, the system will alert the driver using lights, sound, or haptic warnings. Some systems may tighten your seatbelt or be paired with an automatic emergency brake system.