Grand Theft Auto was a both controversial and revolutionary video game when it debuted in 1997. And as much fun as it is to run over pedestrians while playing a video game — it isn’t a behaviour that Team Ford endorses. So, as per Ford’s always innovative spirit, they are doing what they can to keep the streets safe. Sort of like Batman. This is where the Ford Fusion, and its cutting-edge Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection comes in. So read on to learn about how it works; but do us a favour, keep your eyes on the road and read it from the comfort of your own home.
Just like Batman has his gadget filled Batmobile, your Ford Fusion is equipped with all sorts of ground-breaking features like Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. It probably can’t fly, or fire rockets, or do a lot of stuff the Batmobile can do. But just like a bat’s sonar system, the Fusion has sensors that use radar, as well as camera technology, to scan the road. If the sensors detect a potential collision, with either a vehicle or a pedestrian, you’ll get a warning across your windshield, as well as a message on information display and a warning chime. Now, if your reaction time is more tortoise than hare, the vehicle will pre-charge the brakes and can even apply full brake force to minimize the effects of the collision. If you’re lucky, you’ll avoid a collision altogether. In this instance, once your heart rate goes back down to about 60 bpm from 200, go and buy a lottery ticket.
Now, this wonderful bit of technology won’t excuse you from having to use your brakes, but every extra bit of help is welcome. The sensitivity of the warning system is also adjustable, so if you are looking for more warnings or fewer warnings, it is only a few easy steps from your steering wheel.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is yet another one of Ford’s innovative safety features available on the Ford Fusion (as well as other Ford vehicles), meant to make the streets safer. Just like how Batman makes the streets safer. I mean, is the CEO of Ford also Batman? I don’t know — I just know that I’ve never seen them in the same room together. If you are interested in a safer drive, come by Team Ford today to check out the 2018 Ford Fusion. For more of what’s new at Ford, tune in to the Team Ford blog!