When I had my "incident" I had the PCB scream at me with the 4 lights and I hit the brakes before it could and stopped in time not to hit the car in front of me. Also I've had the 4 lights scream at me when I was driving aggressively as I was about to weave into the next lane, but the PCB didn't know that.Thanks for the detailed explanation, but don't you think it would be nice if the system warns you few seconds before it jams the brakes, instead of wait until the collision is imminent? It should give at least few seconds to the driver to react and apply the brakes, and if they don't take over it.
Even in this case, it would be nice if the system has some settings that can be changed by the driver. for example, the distance between the front car and when it should give audible warning. I wonder all other safety systems (radar) in other cars works the same way? Ascent is the only vehicle I drove with safety technology.
So there is a not insignificant warning time before the car actually applies the brakes.