- Posted May 7, 2014 by
Hanna Ford Blog Discusses Some Of Ford’s Awesome New Tech
Ford is certainly one of the most sought-after vehicle brands all over the world. Every year, this company showcases several features that can assist owners with their transit. Below are some of the new awesome technologies that Ford vehicles offer:
Push-button Parking –The full assisted parking aid is a follow-on to Ford’s active parking assist for automated parallel parking, done with the driver in the car. This makes use of ultrasonic sensors to scan for an open parking space at speeds as high as 19 mph. If the car finds a well-suited spot, it alerts the driver, who can choose to stay in the car or perhaps get out and use a remote to finish the parking job. The car then backs itself into the parking space. Indeed, the car will automatically switch gears, accelerate, steer, as well as brake. The driver, on the other hand would just keep his finger on the button during the maneuver.
Obstacle Avoidance – One of the amazing technologies unveiled by Ford is obstacle avoidance. The sensors will direct the steering and brakes in order to avoid hitting cars as well as people that are stopped or slowed in the lane ahead. First, the system will warn the driver with a chime and in case there is no response from the driver, it will assume control momentarily, scans that roadway for gaps to the right or left of the hazard and either brakes or moves the vehicle to the side. This technology will make use of multiple sensors – ultrasonic sensors, a camera that will scan as far out as 660 feet, and 3 radar units.
Auto Start-Stop – This is a system that will turn off the engine if it stops and starts it back up if the driver’s foot comes off the brake.
Lane-Keeping System – This will employ a forward-facing camera in order to scan the road for lane markers wherein it uses to alert the driver of drift or perhaps provide steering torque in order to help guide the car back into the center of the lane.
Other parts of technology expansion will include a collision warning system, as well as a blind spot sensor system. From a technical as well as development perspective, Ford highly emphasized that they focus their works on 2 major areas namely driver assist technology and fuel efficiency. Indeed, Ford is pouring out there best in order to provide customers with a high-tech yet safe and fun drive. Check out more about these Ford’s amazing technologies here.