Ford 2010 technology highlights

Ford has published its key infotainment and ADAS technologies for the 2010 model year vehicles. Some of these include:


Ford Motor Company is speeding the introduction of innovative technologies to help add convenience, safety and fuel efficiency, many building on the company’s groundbreaking SYNC fully integrated, voice-activated communications and entertainment system.

The company also is designing new ways to help keep customers safer in its vehicles, adding to an already impressive track record. In fact, Ford has the most National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5-Star safety ratings of any brand and the most Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Top Safety Pick” ratings of any company.

SmartGuage with EcoGuide:

This is an innovative new instrument cluster that provides real-time information to help Fusion Hybrid and Milan Hybrid drivers maximize fuel efficiency. The unique design uses two high-resolution, full-color liquid crystal display (LCD) screens on either side of the analog speedometer that can be configured to show different levels of information, including fuel and battery power levels, and average and instant miles-per-gallon. Growing leaves and vines track and reward the driver’s efficiency.

Collision warning with brake support:

This operates in conjunction with the Adaptive Cruise Control system and is designed to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions. Using long-range radar hidden in the front of the vehicle, Collision Warning detects slower moving vehicles ahead and warns the driver of a collision risk with an alarm and warning light. If the collision risk increases despite the warning, Brake Support is activated, which pre-charges and prepares the brakes to enable harder, quicker deceleration to aid in a panic stop and lessen the impact of a collision.

Blindspot Information System:

BLIS alerts drivers to obstacles that may be lurking in the blind spot. When traffic enters the driver’s blind spot on either side of the vehicle, a warning light illuminates and a message also is displayed in the vehicle’s message center, if equipped.

Cross Traffic Alert:

This systems helps warn drivers of approaching traffic while backing up by using two advanced radar sensors to detect moving objects within 65 feet of either side of the vehicle. Two warnings are given: An indicator light illuminates in the corresponding outside mirror and an audible alert is sounded.

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