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ABOUT FRONT PEDESTRIAN BRAKING

At speeds between 5 and 50 mph, available Front Pedestrian Braking can help you avoid or reduce the severity of a collision with a pedestrian it detects directly in front of you. It provides alerts and can automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver’s hard braking. It has limited nighttime and low visibility performance.

At speeds between 5 and 50 mph, Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking  can help you avoid or reduce the severity of a collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist it detects directly in front of you. It provides alerts and can automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver’s hard braking. It has limited nighttime and low visibility performance.


HOW IT WORKS

When in FORWARD gear, Front Pedestrian Braking uses a camera to look directly ahead of your vehicle and monitor moving or stationary pedestrians in front of you.

An amber pedestrian icon is displayed in the instrument cluster when a nearby pedestrian is detected ahead. When approaching a detected pedestrian too quickly, it will provide a red flashing windshield alert.

Additionally, you’ll hear eight high-pitched front beeps or feel five both-side Safety Alert Seat pulses if your vehicle is equipped with that available feature and depending on your selected alert type.

You can disable or customize Front Pedestrian Braking in your vehicle’s Settings menu. You can turn it Off, set it to Alert only, or Alert and Brake.

WHEN FRONT PEDESTRIAN BRAKING DETECTS A POTENTIAL COLLISION

If Front Pedestrian Braking detects the vehicle is about to crash into a pedestrian directly ahead of it, and the brakes have not been applied, it may automatically apply hard emergency braking. Front Pedestrian Braking can also enhance your own hard braking.

FRONT PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST BRAKING

Some vehicles are equipped with Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking. This feature functions identically to Front Pedestrian Braking but adds the ability to detect and alert you of bicyclists in front of your vehicle, and provide hard emergency braking or enhance your own hard braking.

Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking is designed to detect bicyclists within approximately 130 feet (40 meters) in front of your vehicle.

THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT FRONT PEDESTRIAN BRAKING AND FRONT PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST BRAKING

These Front Pedestrian Braking features may not detect all pedestrians in all situations. Examples of its limitations include:

  • Front Pedestrian Braking and Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking may not detect children
  • When the pedestrian is not directly ahead of your vehicle, is not fully visible, is not standing upright or is part of a group
  • Poor visibility conditions, including nighttime, fog, rain or snow, or if the front camera is blocked by dirt, snow or ice. Keep the windshield in front of the camera lens clean
  • Carefully read your Owner’s Manual for system limitations. Check the “Driver Assistance Systems” section of the Owner’s Manual for a diagram that shows the location of the feature’s camera and how to clean it

Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.


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Q&As

What might prevent Front Pedestrian Braking and Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking from working as intended?

If the system’s camera sensor is covered or not properly cleaned (e.g., if the windshield is covered with frost or snow), or under bad weather or poor visibility conditions, the system might not function as intended. Be sure to keep the windshield in front of the camera sensor clean.

Can I use these features when driving at night or in low visibility conditions?

Performance of the Front Pedestrian Braking and Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking systems is significantly limited at night or in low visibility conditions.

Does Front Pedestrian Braking detect bicyclists, scooters or animals?

Front Pedestrian Braking is only designed to detect pedestrians. Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking is designed to also detect bicyclists.

Does Front Pedestrian Braking and Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking detect small children or groups of pedestrians?

Front Pedestrian Braking or Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking may not detect pedestrians, including children, when the pedestrian is not directly ahead, not fully visible, not standing upright or part of a group.

Can I override automatic braking?

Yes. You can override the feature’s automatic braking with hard acceleration or by applying your own hard braking.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.