Thanks to advanced automotive technology, many of today’s cars can be equipped with features that can help drivers avoid potential collisions or at least reduce the amount of damage done. Kia, for example, has developed a suite of driver assistance technologies, including Forward Collision Warning, that work to help keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe on the road.
The technology behind Kia’s Forward Collision Warning System
Kia’s Forward Collision Warning System utilizes a camera to monitor the distance between you and the car (or other object) ahead of you. If the system senses the distance becoming excessively short, it will alert you both audibly and visually to slow down. If you fail to respond, the Autonomous Emergency Braking system may intervene by automatically applying the brakes.
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Which 2017 Kia models have Forward Collision Warning?
Forward Collision Warning, along with other Kia driver assistance features, are available on many of the 2017 Kia models, including the Optima (Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid), Cadenza, Soul, Niro, Sorento, Sedona, and Forte. We can expect the rest of the lineup to offer Kia’s high-tech safety suite in the next few years.
Other Kia driver assistance features
In addition to Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Kia offers a number of advanced features aimed at improving safety and assisting drivers on the road. These include:
- Emergency Stop Signal
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Smart Cruise Control
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Park Assist System
If you would like to learn more about Kia’s Forward Collision Warning System or any of Kia’s other high-tech safety features, we invite you to browse our new Kia inventory at Performance Kia and schedule a time to get behind the wheel at your convenience.