The FrontZone is a revolutionary forward-facing automotive parking assist system developed by Rostra Precision Controls and designed to give every driver peace-of-mind while maneuvering their vehicle forward into a parking space, or when moving slowly towards a solid object that could damage your vehicle. The FrontZone automatically provides both audible and visual alerts to the potential dangers of nearby obstacles through the use of an included buzzer built into a digital display that can be mounted on your vehicle's sun visor or dashboard. When the vehicle's ignition is powered on, the system will engage and output a single half-second "beep" alerting the driver that it has been activated. The system will further alert the driver to the presence of obstacles within each of it's detection zones. From a pulsing beep to a steady tone, the FrontZone system works to keep drivers aware of their surroundings. The system goes silent again only when an obstacle is no longer in range of making contact with the vehicle, or when the vehicle's speed is above 10 miles per hour *.
Included in every FrontZone ultrasonic parking assist system, you will find four bumper-mountable ultrasonic sensors with additional 6-degree and 12-degree angled bezels added to accommodate curved bumpers. These sensors provide information to the main control module via the vehicle-length wiring harness, also included. The sensors included with each FrontZone system arrive with a flat-black finish that can be painted to match the vehicle's exterior **. Metal bumper? No problem! While the four ultrasonic sensors provided with each FrontZone system are designed to be installed on vehicles equipped with a plastic bumper covering, installers will also find a set of four rubber sleeves and a 25mm hole saw for installing the FrontZone on most pickup trucks. The included hole saw and bumper drilling templates ensure a perfect hole is drilled each time, and the rubber sleeves provide the shock protection needed to eliminate false alarms from the sensors.
* The FrontZone system automatically engages on vehicles where a vehicle speed signal (VSS) is provided through the CAN bus system (typically on 2007 and newer year-model vehicles). In the event that your vehicle is not equipped with a CAN-based VSS, an On/Off toggle switch will need to be installed to manually power the system on and off as needed.
** When painting of the sensors to match the vehicle's exterior is desired, it is highly recommended that a paint be used without any sort of metal flake mixed in as this type of paint can cause a false alarm situation when the system is engaged.