Ford develops range of ADAS systems to increase safety

Systems rely on sensors, radar and camera

Ford has developed a range of advanced safety systems for its vehicle to reduce accidents and relieve driver stress.

Among the technologies introduced include a system to assist the driver with parking by detecting objects and people behind the vehicle using a set of sensors to monitor the area and automatically braking if required. In addition, a rear wide-view camera displayed on the HMI screen provides an alternative view of behind the vehicle.

Another system developed at the firm’s research and innovation centre in Aachen, Germany, is designed to help drivers steer around slow or stopped vehicles avoiding high-speed collisions in the process. Using radar and a camera, evasive steering assistance at urban and motorway speeds aids the driver in swerving round the broken down vehicle.

Torsten Wey, manager for chassis and safety electronics at Ford of Europe, said: “We’ve all become accustomed to the challenges of driving, but it remains one of the most demanding tasks most of us perform day in, day out.

“Technology is already proving its potential to help make driving less stressful – and Ford’s investment in research and development is paying off by accelerating innovation to expand our portfolio of driver-assist technologies that deliver functionality and performance that customers will value.”

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