The 2020 Buick Encore GX is available with a wide range of active safety features that act as a safety net of sorts while out on the road. Most active safety features are intended to prevent accidents between vehicles, but the Encore GX also has a safety feature that is designed to keep sidewalk users safe, rather than road users.
Front Pedestrian Braking is standard on all 2020 Buick Encore GX trim levels. This technology is fairly self-explanatory and essentially uses the same technology as Forward Collision Alert With Automatic Braking. If the vehicle’s front sensors detect a pedestrian in its path and believes a collision is imminent, the system will alert the driver and, if necessary, automatically apply the brakes to help reduce the collision’s severity or avoid the collision entirely.
How does one use Front Pedestrian Braking on the 2020 Buick Encore GX, then? Well, this system is entirely passive and requires no input from the driver. The vehicle will produce an audible chime to warn the driver and automatically apply the brakes when a collision is imminent, as described above. The system is active when the vehicle is in a forward gear and traveling between 5 and 50 mph. Owners should know the system’s performance may be reduced at night time and in other situations where forward visibility may be poor.
In addition to Front Pedestrian Braking, the 2020 Buick Encore GX also comes standard with these five other active safety technologies:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Following Distance Indicator
- IntelliBeam headlamps with automatically-adjusting high/low beams
Check out the how-to video embedded below to learn more about the capabilities of Front Pedestrian Braking in the 2020 Buick Encore GX.