General Motors Lane Departure Warning Technology
Lane Departure Warning is a General Motors active safety technology that aims to prevent crashes by providing alerts when a vehicle begins to leave its lane and its turn signal is not activated.
The technology uses a forward-looking camera mounted behind the windshield in front of the inside rear-view mirror and works when the vehicle is in a Forward gear and driving above 35 mph (56 km/h).
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) provides the following feedback to the driver:
- A green LDW icon in the Driver Information Center when a left or right lane line is detected
- A flashing amber LDW icon in the Driver Information Center as well as three seat pulses on the left or right of the Safety Alert Seat (or low-pitched beeps), depending on the direction in which the vehicle is departing the lane
Turning the system or or off is accomplished via a hard switch with an LED indicator. A lit LED indicator indicates that Lane Departure Warning is ON.