2017 Ford Fusion adaptive cruise control system
You probably know the feeling. Maybe you are driving home after a long day at work and just want to kick back in your recliner and unwind. Or perhaps you are taking the family on a cross-country trip. Either way, you probably dread looking at the road ahead and seeing nothing but stopped cars, stretching out for miles and miles. Occasionally it is because of a mishap, but quite often it is simply due to the vast amount of people who are taking the same route as you. This can make for a frustrating situation, especially if you had the cruise control all set up and were cruising down the highway belting out your favorite tunes. Ford has developed a way to ease some of that frustration with the 2017 Ford Fusion adaptive cruise control system.
According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, drivers in the United States collectively spent almost seven billion hours stuck in traffic in 2014. Yes, that is billion, with a B! When combating such traffic congestion, automakers need to take into account the sudden variances in speed.
The 2017 Ford Fusion has adaptive cruise control functionality, and the stop-and-go technology will essentially piggyback off of it. The car is equipped with a camera and radar system located near the rearview mirror which detects vehicles ahead of you. When you set your speed and desired vehicle distance on the cruise control, the Fusion will automatically slow down or speed up to keep that distance and speed. With the stop-and-go technology, if traffic ahead flat-out stops, the Fusion will, too.
2017 Ford Fusion driver-assist systems
The stop-and-go feature will be an addition to the suite of driver-assist technologies available across the entire Fusion lineup, which includes the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi. Features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection help to ensure the safety of those behind the wheel and those on the outside as well. Lane-Keeping Assist is another feature, which alerts drivers when they are straying from lanes.