Ford Co-Pilot360 will be rolled out in key global markets starting this fall, the company has announced. The move aims to help customers drive more safely and confidently amid rising congestion and distractions.
Now, automatic emergency braking will be standard on new passenger cars, SUVs and trucks up to F-150 in North America.
In addition, Ford offering even more premium driver-assist technologies, including adaptive cruise control with stop and go and lane centering, evasive steering assist and post-collision braking.
In 2019, Ford is introducing reverse brake assist with AEB to help prevent drivers from hitting an object while backing up. The company has said it will continue adding new technologies to Ford Co-Pilot360 packages in the future.
Ford Co-Pilot360 is advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies, it includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, lane keeping system, rear backup camera and auto high beam lighting.
Automatic emergency braking – called pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection – that can help drivers avoid collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians who might accidentally cross in front of the vehicle’s path.
If a potential collision is detected, a warning flashes and an alert sounds, and if the driver’s response is not sufficient, the system can automatically apply the brakes to help minimize a frontal collision.
Blind spot information system:
Blind spot information system, or BLIS, uses radar to identify a vehicle entering the blind spot and alerts the driver with an indicator light in the side-view mirror. Cross-traffic alert can warn drivers of traffic behind when slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway.
Lane keeping system:
Lane keeping system has three functions:
- The first can notify drivers through steering wheel vibration that they need to correct course when the system detects the vehicle drifting close to lane markings
- The second provides steering torque to steer back toward the center of the lane
- Third, a driver alert system, continuously monitors driving pattern using a forward-looking camera and provides visual and audio warnings when the system estimates the driver’s vigilance level to be less than that of an attentive driver
Commercial customers can also benefit from Ford’s expansion of driver-assist technologies. By 2020, E-Series, F-650 and F-750 and even our F59 chassis will come with available automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, driver alert system and more.