The push in the automotive industry has been to keep adding safety features to vehicles. While nothing so far can take the place of an attentive drive, a new standard suite of safety features called Ford Co-Pilot360 from Ford promises to bring even more peace-of-mind to drivers in a hectic world. But what standard features are a part of Ford Co-Pilot360, and what other safety features will be available on Ford vehicles?
What standard features are a part of Ford Co-Pilot360?
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Lane keeping assistance
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alerts
- Automatic high beams
- Rearview camera
Part of the lane keeping system is a warning for drivers if the vehicle notices that they may be distracted or becoming drowsy, which is much more common on luxury brands. Other safety features that will be available on future new Ford vehicles include adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, collision mitigation braking and more.
What vehicles have Ford Co-Pilot360?
The Ford Co-Pilot360 will come standard on the all-new 2019 Ford Edge in fall of 2018. We don’t have solid information about other models that will have this feature, but we are guessing that it will be standard in many new 2019 models. This feature should be standard across the Ford lineup by 2020. In addition to passenger vehicles, this suite of features should be standard on E-Series, F-650, and F-750 models, and even chassis options.
Do other brands offer safety features?
Safety features like those in the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite are becoming more popular, but the Ford set of features is extremely competitive against the safety features available from Toyota, Honda, and Chevrolet. Ford will also be adding more features on future models as the technology is perfected. We can also expect new standard safety features from Ford in the future like emergency rear braking.