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Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

What is Hyundai’s Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)?

Distracted driving leads to over 1.6 million vehicle collisions every year and an astonishing 1 out of 4 accidents in the US are caused by a distracted driver. With these staggeringly high numbers, you will undoubtedly encounter distracted drivers when you are out and about driving in your vehicle. As an industry leader, Hyundai has introduced numerous groundbreaking safety features to combat the effects of distracted driving like the Hyundai Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) system.

Using a combination of radar technology and camera sensors the FCA can detect if you are about to collide with a vehicle in front of you by measuring the speed of vehicles and objects in front of you. The FCA system will provide an audio and visual warning to the driver to alert them they are rapidly approaching another vehicle. If you are still rapidly approaching the vehicle in front of you the FCA system will apply the brakes to avoid the collision. If your Hyundai is equipped with FCA with Pedestrian detection then the system will also detect pedestrians at crosswalks and similarly apply the brakes if need be.

How Does Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) Work?

In order to activate Hyundai’s FCA system you will need to:

Ensure the vehicle is turned on and use the LCD display control button on the right side of your steering wheel to get to the user settings menu.

Continue to the driver assistance menu and select forward safety.

From here you can select which setting works best for you. Active Assist will apply the brakes to slow down the vehicle if need be. Warning only, as it sounds, will only provide the audio and visual warnings and will rely on the driver of the vehicle to brake appropriately.

Check out this video from Hyundai USA for a more detailed explanation.

New Hyundai Vehicles with Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

Hyundai’s FCA is a simple and easy way to avoid the true cost of distracted driving. This safety feature is widely available on new 2020 and 2021 Hyundai models including the Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata entry level models. If you have any questions on Hyundai’s FCA system or any other of Hyundai’s exclusive safety technology don’t hesitate to contact one of our product specialists at (509) 944-3600. Or drop by our showroom located on Sprague avenue in the Spokane valley.

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