Check out the driver-assist technology on 2018 Ford vehicles
If you've read the news recently, you've probably heard about how self-driving cars are just over the horizon. Until that future arrives, Ford is setting trends and pushing boundaries with their driver-assist technologies. These semi-autonomous features make your driving experience both more enjoyable and safer. All the members of the Southern California Ford Dealers group thought it would be helpful to go over the top driver-assist technologies found in 2018 Ford vehicles.
We don't need to tell you that commuting around Southern California can be a bit of a grind. That's why the experts at Ford have come up with driver-assist technologies that help you avoid trouble while giving you a smoother more predictable ride.
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
Taking conventional cruise control to a different level, Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane centering is able to detect road lane markings to help you keep your vehicle centered in the lane.
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
This available feature brings your vehicle to a complete stop when traffic slows and will resume back up to a speed you set within three seconds of stopping.
• Evasive Steering Assist
We all face unpredictability while driving. Evasive Steering Assist will be able to help avoid collisions with a slower or stopped vehicle by using a combination of braking and steering support when it becomes available in summer of 2018.
When it comes to staying safe in almost any situation in your Ford vehicle, there are numerous driver-assist technologies.
• BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
This optional feature alerts you to vehicles detected in your blind spot. It accomplishes this task with radar in the rear quarter panels. It can detect approaching vehicles from up to 15 yards away.
• Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
Available on some 2018 Ford vehicles, this feature detects potential collisions with pedestrians and vehicles in front of you. It can reduce the severity of and, in some cases, eliminate frontal collisions altogether. If the sensors detect a potential collision a warning flashes on the windshield and an alert will sound.
• Lane-Keeping System
As the name implies, this available system uses a camera mounted behind the windshield to scan lane markings to makes sure you stay in the lane.
The driver-assist technology in 2018 Ford vehicles can also make your driving experience more enjoyable. The Rear-View Camera makes backing up easier by automatically showing you what's behind your vehicle on a display screen. With Auto High Beams, you'll no longer have to worry about manually switching between low and high beams. Perhaps the most exciting for drivers in Southern California, the Enhanced Active Park Assist can virtually parallel or perpendicular park your vehicle. It does this with ultrasonic sensors that measure your distance from parked vehicles. When you slowly pass a possible space, the car will signal you to stop and start the parking process!
How the Southern California Ford Dealers Can Help
If you are as excited as we are about these cutting-edge driver-assist technologies, then you need to try them out for yourself. To take a Ford vehicle for a test-drive, contact one of our 69 individual Ford dealers and we'll help you get behind the wheel of a new 2018 Ford vehicle.