Ford Motor Co has announced that it would be offering its Co-Pilot360 safety package as a standard feature on 91 per cent of its North American vehicle range by 2020.
Ford said the package is the “most advanced standard driver-assist” system on the market. The technology suite comprises features like lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beams, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, and a reverse camera. The reverse camera is a mandatory requirement on all-new vehicles in the US from this spring onwards.
Ford has plans to add a reverse AEB function from next year. Premium features, like evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control with lane centering and post-collision braking, will continue to be options that will be available with additional payment.
Ford will be debuting the troduce Co-Pilot360 this autumn on the 2019 Edge and Edge ST crossover vehicles. Other cars, SUV/crossovers and trucks will add the package over the next two years.
Ford also plans to offer automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and driver alert systems on its commercial trucks that include E-Series, F-650, F-750 and F59 models.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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