Two systems will help you avoid collisions with pedestrians and vehicles ahead. The first is Forward Collision Warning (FWC), the occupant warning system and the second is Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), the system that acts to protect you. Here’s how they work:
FCW uses visual and audible alerts in instances where the driver may be momentarily distracted. These cues work to bring the driver’s attention back to the road, and alert them to a potential collision with the vehicle or pedestrian detected ahead.
If a collision becomes unavoidable, CMBS will automatically apply strong braking and a tug of the seatbelt in order to help protect occupants and is designed to reduce the likelihood or severity of a frontal impact, the technology works by sensing the vehicle ahead with a forward-facing monocular camera and a millimetre-wave radar transmitter. The driver will receive audible and visual warnings, but when no driver action takes place, the system automatically engages to help to avoid the collision.
Depending on the severity of the circumstance, three types of systems are available to assist you in preventing your vehicle from straying off the road or from your lane into your fellow road user’s lane.
LDW uses the same camera as the FCW system. This camera detects lane boundaries and gives you visual warnings on the vehicle’s display, and vibrations on the steering wheel to alert you and bring your attention back to the road ahead.
If the driver takes no immediate action when the vehicle begins to stray, LKA uses corrective steering to bring your car back into your lane.
The RDM system will activate when it senses your vehicle straying too far off. When the system forecasts a potential off road situation without the use of your indicator, it will apply braking force in addition to corrective steering input to bring you back in to your lane.
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Unlike traditional cruise control systems, ACC with LSF allow you to set your desired speed, as well as set the following distance behind the vehicle detected ahead. The system operates from standstill to high-speed driving, so it is especially effective when driving in congested traffic conditions, reducing your fatigue.