In order to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions, Chevy has put together some innovative new technologies. The newest feature is built on Forward Collision Alert technology to prevent accidents, and is available in most new models.
According to Chevy, the Front Automatic Braking system utilizes radar technology to automatically brake in an imminent crash situation. Since one in every four accidents is a rear-end crash, we at MY Chevrolet think this safety technology could revolutionize the industry.
“Many of us have been in driving situations where the car ahead of us suddenly slows–or we momentarily look away at the wrong time–and we have to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision,” said General Motors Active Safety Technical Fellow Raymond J. Kiefer. “Front Automatic Braking provides a layer of driver assistance beyond Forward Collision Alert systems to help prevent this common crash situation.”
Located below the front grille or inside of the rearview mirror, the radar sensors detect when you’re too close to another vehicle and when someone is too close to you. The new technology will also apply the brakes in imminent crash scenarios, reducing around 879 fatal crashes per year, predicts Chevy.