If anyone had the power to make traffic disappear, you know they would. Since no one, unfortunately, has that power, Ford is doing the next best thing, and making managing traffic easier than it’s ever been before. A Texas A&M Transportation Institute study showed that U.S. drivers spend an average of almost an hour a week in traffic. And of course, for drivers with longer commutes or in bigger cities, that time was even longer. While Ford can’t give people those hours back, they can make the time stuck in traffic less stressful for drivers.
The new Ford Fusion will come with available stop-and-go technology, part of its new and improved adaptive cruise control. Building on their already existing adaptive cruise control, Ford automakers created a system that can automatically brake and accelerate for drivers, and maintain a safe following distance while doing it. The stop-and-go system and adaptive cruise control use an array of sensors and innovative software to check the road via radar and camera every 50 milliseconds. This allows the cruise control to slow or even stop when necessary, and start again to keep up with the flow of traffic. With tests done in some of the most congested areas of Chicago and Los Angeles, the system has been thoroughly explored in some of the country’s worst traffic, and is ready for the daily commute.
When the 2017 Ford Fusion arrives at dealerships this spring, the adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology will be just one of 20 incredible driver assist features available. This eye towards drivers and their overall experience is part of what makes Ford vehicles some of the best around. If you want to find out more about the cutting edge technology in new models, stop by our lot today and talk to a knowledgeable Ford dealer. Louisville, Lawrenceburg, and Frankfort drivers can find some of the best technology, in some of the best cars on the market, here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.