Ford to make five safety technologies standard with Co-Pilot360
Auto emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring will soon be on most Ford vehicles.
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Ford has announced that will make five safety technologies standard on all new cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks from the F-150 down beginning this fall. Ford Co-Pilot360 will package in automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, a lane-keeping system, rear backup camera and auto high beams to be most comprehensive grouping of standard safety tech among the nonluxury automakers.
In addition, safety features like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering, evasive steering assist and post-collision braking will be available. Next year, Ford will also roll out a reverse brake assist system with automatic emergency braking to help prevent backing up into things like poles and other vehicles in parking lots.
For commercial customers, Ford will begin offering safety technologies such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and a driver alert system by 2020 on the E-Series, F-650 and F-750.
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