New Camera Tech Coming to New Ford Vehicles
New camera technology is being built-in to new Ford vehicles around the world with the aim of keeping drivers safe and preventing accidents. A new split-view camera is debuting on the new Ford Edge and Explorer in the U.S. and China, which will help drivers see obstacles coming around corners.
The split-view camera uses real-time video feeds from wide-angle lens cameras mounted in the grille and tailgate. A 180-degree view of the area in front or behind the vehicle is shown, allowing customers to see whether an obstacle is coming from the sides or straight on using the 8-inch screen built into the dash. Small telescopic jet washers keep the cameras clean on all Ford vehicles with split view.
Ford plans on making this system available on nearly all Ford SUVs globally by 2020. Rear-view cameras will be standard on all North American light passenger vehicles by 2018, with front cameras being available on most vehicles by 2020.
A recent study by independent research company Penn Schoen Berland shows that other motorists driving dangerously is now the top fear for Millennials and members of Generation Z, passing up former top fears such as public speaking and death. Ford hopes to remove much of today’s driving stress using advanced safety technologies.
Ford offers some of the most popular safe-driving features on many of its vehicles, including blind spot monitoring, semi-automatic parallel parking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. Ford is also working on adding more technology in the near future, including pre-collision assist, pedestrian detection and remote parking.
The Ford F-150 and Super Duty also have received some new camera technologies, including a 360-degree view monitor to make parking simple, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist which helps drivers steer a trailer with a control knob, letting the truck steer the wheels for ultimate precision.
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Source: Ford Media Center