It’s been said that engineers can build a safe car, but they can’t do anything about the nut behind the wheel. I’m going to assume we all know about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving and just highlight some of the technology that Ford has to help us to avoid collisions.
Headlamps swivel automatically. Based onvehicle speed and steering angle, it illuminates around bends and curves ahead, increasing driver visibility
Auto High Beams
this feature automatically controls the high beams It help drivers see better when no other vehicles are around and it helps prevent blinding glare for other drivers if the driver forgets to turn off high beams
Adaptive Cruise Control this feature provides everything conventional cruise control does, it keeps a constant speed without having to work the brake or
accelerator pedals. Plus it automatically maintains a comfortable
distance from vehicles ahead.
this feature helps drivers change lanes or back out of a parking space
with more confidence:
· BLiS alerts when a vehicle enters a blind spot (light illuminates on the sideview mirror)
· cross-traffic alert warns of traffic approaching from the sides while the vehicle is in reverse, such as when backing out of a parking space (light illuminates on the sideview mirror and chimes sound in the cabin
Electronic Stability Control this system combines information from several sensors, including the steering wheel angle, lateral acceleration and yaw rate, to determine when the vehicle begins to lose directional control. When the system senses wheelslip or the loss of traction, it applies braking where needed to help keep the vehicle on its intended path.
Roll Stability Control
this system combines information from several sensors, including the steering wheel angle, lateral acceleration and yaw rate, to determine when the vehicle begins to lose directional control. When the system senses wheelslip or the loss of traction, it applies braking where needed to help keep the vehicle on its intended path
Curve Control this feature is designed to help a driver maintain
control of their vehicle when driving too quickly into a curve.
Electric Power-assisted Steering
EPAS helps deliver improved fuel economy,
great maneuverability and responsive handling.
Forward Sensing System
this feature assists drivers in various parking situations by sounding a tone when the vehicle gets close to surrounding vehicles and other objects.
Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist
this feature allows the driver to set and maintain a vehicle
speed between 3 and 20 mph while descending steep grades
on various surface conditions
Intelligent 3-blink Turn Signals
With a simple tap of the turn signal indicator, the intelligent 3-blink turn signal turns off automatically after three blinks. this helps drivers avoid creating a distracting annoyance on the road.
Driver fatigue and inattention are recurring problems on today’s roads. Lane-Keeping system can help. this feature can alert the driver, during day or night, if their vehicle is leaving its intended lane.
this feature gives owners control of their vehicles even when
they’re not behind the wheel. it helps promote good driving habits,
especially for young drivers.
Torque Vectoring Control
it’s a fully automatic system designed to help keep the
vehicle tracking along the driver’s intended path, even when
driving conditions or road surfaces may compromise intention.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
this feature measures pressure in all four road tires and sends the tire pressure readings to a telltale on the vehicle’s instrument panel when any tire is significantly under-inflated.
they automatically turn on and adjust the rate of wiper action, depending on the amount of moisture detected on the windshield.
Rear View Camera
this feature displays an image of what’s directly behind the vehicle. The image appears in the rearview mirror or on the center stack
display (if equipped) — helping drivers maneuver in reverse.