Tired of Traffic? New Ford Fusion Technology Reduces Gridlock Stress
Do you like being stuck in traffic? Of course not – nobody does. But three things that can’t be changed in life are death, taxes, and traffic, right? Not anymore.
Consumers are still on their own when it comes to death and taxes, but the 2017 Ford Fusion, which hits dealerships in spring 2016, is coming equipped with some very special new technology that has been designed to reduce the stress of commuting and navigating through heavy traffic.
Few things are more frustrating than being stuck in traffic or caught behind a roadblock – especially when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere or you’re tired after a long day at work.
Statistics show that, on average, American motorists sat in traffic for about 6.9 billion hours in 2014, which equals out to nearly an hour per week spent sitting in their cars getting nowhere. For drivers in cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., this number increased to almost an hour-and-a-half or more per week.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were some way to reduce the stress drivers experience when trapped in gridlock? Now, thanks to Ford, there is.
The new Ford Fusion hits the road for the 2017 model year equipped with available stop-and-go technology, which is a new companion feature to the existing adaptive cruise control.
When stop-and-go is activated, this feature automatically brakes and accelerates for drivers while keeping a safe distance away from the vehicle ahead. What this will mean for drivers very soon is the ability to loosen their grip on the steering wheel and to breathe easier and – dare we say it? – relax in traffic jams.
Advanced Tech to Make Life Easier and Safer
Featuring steering wheel-mounted buttons, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology enables motorists to set their cruise control speed and following distance from the automobile ahead of them. The feature is semi-autonomous, and it can automatically adjust the set driving speed or fully stop the vehicle when traffic comes to a standstill.
Adaptive cruise control employs a state-of-the-art radar and camera system and reads the road every 50 milliseconds to gauge traffic conditions and adjust cruise control accordingly.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is also part of the overall adaptive cruise control technology, using the same camera and sensors to scan the road for impending accidents. This feature audibly and visually alerts the driver and pre-charges the vehicle’s brakes when there is danger of a collision. If the driver doesn’t respond and a crash is detected to be imminent, the system automatically applies full brake force, thereby mitigating or even avoiding accidents.
Coming Soon to a Ford Vehicle Near You…
The Fusion will be the first Ford automobile in North America to offer the new stop-and-go technology, with three other Ford models hitting the road equipped with it in the next two years.
Watch for this incredible new Ford Fusion technology to land this spring! Contact Triple J Auto for more info.