Features

Forward Collision Alert

Forward Collision Alert (FCA):

Vehicles equipped with FCA uses the forward facing camera, a radar sensor in the front of the vehicle, or both the camera and radar. This system provides audio and visual alerts to notify you if it detects you are becoming to close to the vehicle in front of you. The first visual sign is a green lit symbol showing that the system detects a vehicle in front of you.  The second visual sign is a more neutral yellow/orange color on the icon that means you're tailgating the vehicle in front of you. The final visual sign is the icon may flash red to warn of potential collision warning if you approach a vehicle and are seconds away from impacting the vehicle in front of you. At this third and final stage when you are seconds away from collision, this feature may also use auditory beeps to alert of incoming danger.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with FCA, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC):

The ACC feature in vehicles expands upon the common cruise control feature. The ACC system utilizes radar sensors (typically found behind the vehicle's front emblem or bumper) and/or front facing cameras on the vehicle. This feature allows you to follow a safe distance behind vehicles in front of you while setting a speed limit for your vehicle without having to constantly using the accelerator on the roadway. This system, with the vision from the radar/camera, can read what is in front of your vehicle and adjust the speed of your vehicle, by accelerating or decelerating, depending upon the distance you are to the vehicle in front of you. To set this feature, accelerate to the desired speed you want the vehicle to drive at and tell the ACC what distance (short, medium, long) you want it to work at. With that being said, you still need to be aware that it does not make your vehicle autonomous. The ACC feature has a number of variations depending on the vehicle. Some ACC features will brake automatically if the car in front of you comes to a complete stop, but other vehicles equipped with ACC may not have that aspect of the feature. Additional aspects of this feature may include reduce speed based on speed limit in designated area, slow around curves on the road, stop-and-go functionality for traffic based driving, and more.


This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with ACC, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist (LKA):

The LKA feature, which is works in pair or similar to the Lane Departure Warning (LDW), relies on the forward facing cameras of vehicles to see/read the lane lines on the road to provide audio, visual, seat vibrations, and steering assist to alert you when your vehicle approaches and/or crosses the lane markings. These systems will not be activated during the use of turn signals. The visual alert aspect of the LKA feature is on your dashboard with the icon first glowing green notifying you that the feature is on. If you veer off towards one of the lane markings on the road, the icon will then emit a yellow/orange color hue to notify you that you've approached or are about to cross that designated line. Additionally, the LKA system will also sometimes offer an auditory response alert such as a beep in the direction your vehicle drifts towards. Specifically to the LKA system feature that sets it apart from the typical LDW feature, is the steering assist feature which will nudge/slightly steer your vehicle back towards the middle of your lane away from the direction you've just drifted into.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with LKA, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

Pedestrian Detection

Pedestrian Detection:

The Pedestrian Detection feature utilizes cameras, radars, and other sensors in the front of the vehicle to be the "eyes" for the vehicle and see what's happening on the roads around them. The systems in the vehicle can take in the information provided by these systems and process the data, likely faster than you and other humans behind the wheel, if and when a crash is imminent. What the system's "eyes" pick up is the subtle movements of humans in front of the vehicle and alert the driver with audio notifications like beeps or sometimes even applying the brakes. The Pedestrian Detection feature operates more effectively at slower vehicle speeds and helps in reducing pedestrian accidents and/or the severity of pedestrian accidents. However, these systems can be affected by weather or time of day such as the darkness at night. It is important to always stay alert and aware of your surroundings to the best of your ability and consistently look for pedestrians on or around the road you are driving on.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with Pedestrian Detection, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

Traffic Sign Recognition

Traffic Sign Recognition:

This system operates by taking in the information provided by the front facing camera (typically located behind the windshield) and displaying the traffic signs to you via the instrument cluster on the dashboard. Some vehicles may even have an additional front camera designed strictly to pick up the road signs to be displayed back to you, the driver. This system sometimes offers an audible warning or vibration warning when you are not following certain signs that the system is displaying such as speed limit or a "do not enter" sign. The system may even "memorize" signs thus making the feature able to see and display traffic signs that it more commonly comes across on the road.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with Traffic Sign Recognition, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning System (LDW or LDWS):

Similar to the Lane Keep Assist system (LKA), the LDW system operates to inform you when your vehicle is approaching or crossing lane markings in the road. Unlike the LKA, which provides steering assist, the LDW utilizes audio and visual keys to alert you when you're about to crossover lane markings. This feature operates based on the front facing camera which is used to see the lane markings and thus effectively notifying the system when to provide the driver assisted alerts. Just like with the LKA system, the LDW will also not operate if the turn signal is on. The visual alert you will see in your vehicle when you approach or are about to cross the lane markings is the icon (similar to the one on the left) changes from the static green notifying you that the system is on, to a red indicator on the lane your veering off into. The other type of warning you will receive is an audible one in which you'll receive a type of beeping noise to notify you. It is important to note that this system triggers at around 30 mph so going under that speed will not trigger the warnings. 

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with LDW, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

Collision Mitigation and Automatic Braking System

Collision Mitigating Braking otherwise known as Automatic Braking System or Automatic Emergency Braking:

This system most commonly referred to as Automatic Braking System or Automatic Emergency Braking, is the system that aids in preventing car collisions. This system uses both the camera and radar sensors at the front of the vehicle to detect a vehicle in front of you. Some of these braking systems, such as Collision Mitigating Braking, are similar to the Pedestrian Detection system in that your vehicle will detect pedestrians as well. This system is usually paired with other similar systems like Forward Collision Warning (FCW) to provide a sound, a tactile, or visible signal to alert you of imminent danger in front of your vehicle. This enhances the system by allowing the driver a chance to apply the brakes and if the driver doesn't have the chance to react the brakes will be applied.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with Collision Mitigating Braking, ABS, or AEB, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

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Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM):

The BSM system operates from sensors located on the side mirrors and/or on the rear bumper to detect other vehicles in lanes adjacent to your vehicle. This system can also sometimes be triggered from objects besides vehicles in your blind spot areas on both the left and right side of your vehicle. This system notifies you with both a visual and audible variation to the system. Visually, this system has an icon that lights up, typically a yellow/orange hue, on the side mirrors or on the inside of your vehicle near the front windows. Additionally, the audible notification is a typical beep when you put the turn signal on in your vehicle in order to inform you of incoming objects/vehicles in your blind spot.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with Blind Spot Monitoring, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

Adaptive Headlighting

Adaptive Headlighting/Adaptive Headlights:

The Adaptive Headlight feature allows for your vehicle to better illuminate roads while driving at night or in a low-light condition. This feature also allows your vehicle to adapt its headlights to the curvature of the road, unlike traditional headlights which are in a strictly fixed position. Adaptive headlights operate based on the position of the steering angle of your vehicle which allow the headlights to swivel towards the direction your vehicle is heading in. It is important to note that the speed at which you take turns will sometimes impact how quickly the Adaptive Headlighting feature triggers, thus the slower you go the more effective the feature will be in allowing the headlights to swivel to the desired angle.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with Adaptive Headlighting/Adaptive Headlights, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.

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Driver Status Monitoring (DMS):

The DMS feature tracks many things in regards to you, the driver, making sure you are fit to properly handle the vehicle. The DMS feature is given data from a camera commonly mounted to a vehicles steering column. Thanks to its infrared LED detectors, the DMS feature can visual track and determine whether or not you are fit and able to operate the vehicle. It collects data and reads things such as eye movements, head position, eyelid activity, and with some systems even using facial recognition technology. This assistance helps keep you focused on the road, potentially be notified to take a break from driving, and sometimes even alerting you to focus on the road more when dangerous roadway situations may be approaching.

This system can be different depending on the type of vehicle  you may have. If your vehicle is equipped with Driver Status Monitoring, be sure to check the vehicle service manual in order to see how the system works for your vehicles specific make and model.