There are already self-driving Ford models being tested out on the road. In fact, they expect to have self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021. Do you think it’s about time? Or are you not ready to see the change? Either way, you’ve probably already been utilizing self-driving technology in the form of driver-assist systems in your own Ford vehicle.
These technologies exist in all of our new Ford models, whether you are in the market for a new Ford F-150 or wanting a Ford Explorer. Different types of driver-assist technologies include, but are not limited to:
Adaptive Cruise Control – keeps you within a safe following distance of the vehicle in front of you, automatically slowing down and speeding up when necessary.
Automatic Parallel Parking – automatically steers your vehicle into a parking space, although it doesn’t brake or switch gears for you.
Back Up Camera – allows you to see a wide-angle view behind you on your dash’s touchscreen.
Back Up Warning – uses rear sensors to alert you if there’s something behind you.
Drowsiness Alert – a symbol appears on your dash to alert you in you are veering in and out of your lane or displaying other signs of drowsiness.
Lane Keeping Assist – gently steers you back into your lane if you start to drift out of it.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert – detects cars that are passing behind you when you are backing up.
Traction Control – helps your tires increase traction when surfaces are slippery or slick.
Whether you are anxious for your car to drive for you or dreading the changes to come, you will love these easy-to-use driver-assist technologies that make driving safer. Stop by our Ford dealership near Asbury Park, NJ and see for yourself. Welcome to the future!