Ford unveils radar-based warning system

Ford unveils radar-based warning system

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Just after announcing the new MyKey system, Ford has just come back with another piece of new technology, this time it is more directly safety related and will start appearing on some 2009 models. It’s called Collision Warning with Brake Support, and it uses the radar system that makes Adaptive Cruise Control possible to detect what’s in front of the car. If the system senses impending contact with something ahead, most likely another car, it will sound an in-car alarm and activate a warning light. At the same time it will prepare the brakes and activate a brake-assist function in case the driver needs to slam on the brakes.

Ford is being a little sketchy about the details, but basically this radar system will monitor the distance between your Ford and what’s in front of you, and if a collision is deemed imminent will effectively get the brakes ready for a panic stop. This new technology will start from some 2009 models, along with other radar-based technologies like the Adaptive Cruise Control and a blind spot warning system. Bad news for panel beaters everywhere.

Ford Brake Support 1

Just after announcing the new MyKey system, Ford has just come back with another piece of new technology, this time it is more directly safety related and will start appearing on some 2009 models. It’s called Collision Warning with Brake Support, and it uses the radar system that makes Adaptive Cruise Control possible to detect what’s in front of the car. If the system senses impending contact with something ahead, most likely another car, it will sound an in-car alarm and activate a warning light. At the same time it will prepare the brakes and activate a brake-assist function in case the driver needs to slam on the brakes.

Ford is being a little sketchy about the details, but basically this radar system will monitor the distance between your Ford and what’s in front of you, and if a collision is deemed imminent will effectively get the brakes ready for a panic stop. This new technology will start from some 2009 models, along with other radar-based technologies like the Adaptive Cruise Control and a blind spot warning system. Bad news for panel beaters everywhere.

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