GM debuts forward-collision warning system

October 4, 2011 4:53:40 AM PDT
General Motors has a new camera system to warn drivers of a possible collision.

GM calls it the industry's first camera-based forward collision alert system with a lane departure warning.

A high-resolution digital camera monitors vehicles ahead as well as lane markings.

The system will give voice warnings and displays a visual alert on the dashboard if it detects trouble ahead.

The new forward collision warning system will debut first in the 2012 GMC Terrain and the Chevrolet Equinox.