New Ford Safety Technologies Unveiled to Keep Everyone Safer While Driving

In the automotive industry, advanced safety technologies are becoming more and more important. Because of this, it is no surprise that Ford has decided to expand its already long list of available driver-assist tech. The American carmaker has introduced a number of new Ford safety technologies, including next-generation features designed to make parking easier, help avoid collisions, avoid wrong-way driving, and detect obstacles in the road.

Cross-traffic alert with braking technology is the first new feature in development at Ford. This will make parking easier by detecting people and objects passing behind the vehicle, warning the driver of these obstacles, and automatically braking. Evasive steering assist is also a new technology that helps avoid collisions by steering drivers around stopped or slower vehicles. The hope is that this technology will reduce the amount of collisions that occur.

One of the most innovative technologies is wrong-way alert. This uses a windshield-mounted camera and information from the vehicle’s navigation system to alert drivers when they are driving the wrong way against traffic. The new Ford safety technologies even includes Traffic Jam Assist, which keeps the vehicle centered in a lane during traffic.

Ford currently offers the most models in the US with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and more safety technologies. Stop by Shults Ford of Wexford to see what else these safety-savvy vehicles have to offer.

New Ford Safety Technologies

Ford Creates the First Mobile Wind Tunnel Used for Automotive Testing

When it comes to testing vehicles, Ford puts their lineup up against some of the most hazardous conditions that drivers can face on the road. One such condition is high winds. Recently, Ford found a more efficient way to test their vehicles for resistance against those violent gusts and gales.

According to a Ford press release, Ford has created the first mobile wind tunnel used for automotive testing. Traditional vehicle tests use a stationary wind tunnel. Ford has one such device at their testing location in Allen Park. However, Ford has developed a way to create the same wind effect using more mobile design methods. In fact, the mobile win tunnel can be prepared for transport to another separate location in the span of a single day!

“This project was born from a desire to be the best when it comes to controlling and limiting the cabin noise customers are so sensitive to,” said Bill Gulker, Ford wind noise core supervisor. “And our new mobile wind tunnel saves our engineers time and increases productivity. It’s a fine example of the innovation mindset we’re trying to incorporate into everything we do.”

Using technology like this wind tunnelMobile Wind Tunnel, Ford guarantees that your vehicle will be ready to face whatever nature throws its way.