How Do Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist and Automatic High Beams Systems Work?
With more than 6 million automobile accidents taking place in the United States annually, vehicle safety is more important than ever. That’s why Ford made Co-Pilot360, an advanced suite of driver-assist technologies crafted to create a safer driving experience. The suite comes loaded with five standard safety features, including automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring, automatic high beams and a rearview camera, plus an array of available features. Get a sneak-peak of some of the technology behind the features with this overview of the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite’s Pre-Collision Assist and Automatic High Beams systems.
How does Ford Co-Pilot360 Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking Work?
The Pre-Collision Assist system utilizes front-mounted radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead for potential collision hazards. If the system detects a collision risk with a vehicle or a pedestrian, it will alert the driver with a row of red warning lights on the windshield, a warning chime and a warning message on the driver’s information display. If the hazard continues to approach, the system will pre-charge the brakes for a more efficient stop. If a collision is imminent, the system can automatically brake to avoid or mitigate the collision.
How does Ford Co-Pilot360 Automatic High Beams Work?
The Automatic High Beams feature automatically toggles between high and low beams so you don’t have to. This system utilizes a camera mounted behind the rearview mirror to detect approaching lights up to 2,000 feet away. The features self-activates in low lighting at speeds above 25 mph. The system will automatically dim the headlights if it detects the headlamps or the tail lamps of a vehicle ahead to avoid blinding other drivers.
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