How to Use the Forward Collision Mitigation System
Staying safe on the road is something we all can agree on; no one wants to be in an accident. And with the advancement of various driving technologies, like Forward Collision Mitigation, it’s becoming easier for drivers to stay aware of what’s happening around their vehicle. So, to help you stay safe, here’s how to use the Forward Collision Mitigation system.
What is Forward Collision Mitigation?
This is a driver-assistive system from Mitsubishi that warns drivers when they are nearing a vehicle that is in front of them. If no action is taken, the system will moderately apply the brakes to slow your vehicle down. The brake pressure increases as you near the vehicle in front of you, such as a stopping your car if the vehicle is stopped in front of you. If the system registers that you are taking evasive action by turning or applying the brakes yourself, the system will not apply the brakes for you.
Note: this system is to be used with safe driving practices and does not drive the vehicle for you.
Reasons Why Forward Collision Mitigation Won’t Activate
- Your speed is less than 2 mph
- The object in front of you is not another vehicle
- Such as a pedestrian, motorcycle, bike or low trailer
- A vehicle cuts you off
- You are driving faster than 18 mph and the car in front is stopped or driving very slowly
- The vehicle in front of you is not completely in your path
- I.e. it’s changing lanes
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How to Activate Forward Collision Mitigation
Every time you start your Mitsubishi model, the Forward Collision Mitigation system will automatically be turned on. To turn the system off, you need to hold the ‘FCM’ button for about 3-seconds and a notification will go across the Multi-Information Display Screen. Then, to turn the system back on, hold the ‘FCM’ button again and a noise and another notification on the screen will inform you that it is back on.
Setting Distances with Forward Collision Mitigation
By simply hitting the ‘FCM’ button, you are able to switch between ‘Near’ and ‘Far’ for the available distances that the system uses. These distances are only for the audio and visual cues that the system uses to warn you as you near other vehicles in front of you. The distances aren’t used to indicate when the system will apply the brakes for you. When the system is first activated, it will automatically start at ‘Near,’ then, hitting the button will switch to ‘Far.’
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