When you drive on the motorway, it can be really easy to get distracted by things in- and outside the car – especially during long journeys. This could mean that you don’t stick to your lane as well as you should, and you could end up crossing lanes without noticing. A lack of attention can lead to serious problems – and that’s why Ford has introduced smart technologies to enhance your awareness.
Designed for multi-lane roads (like motorways), Ford Lane Keeping Alert technology uses a forward-looking camera mounted on the top of the windscreen and on-board sensors to detect lane markings. This intelligent system knows if you’re drifting out of your lane, and then submits a warning through steering wheel vibration and a visual warning on the built-in car computer. Then you can adjust your direction accordingly and keep you and those around you safe.
This system is also smart enough to know that, if the indicators have been activated, there’s no need to generate an alert. It also knows when the vehicle is travelling slowly, and won’t react below a certain speed (43mph). You can also activate and deactivate it manually.
Ford’s array of intelligent technology is designed to make your experience on board comfortable, practical and secure. Ford Lane Keeping Alert is one of the systems offered by the marque – and you’ll find it on board the new Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max and Kuga models. All these models are available at Gates Ford today.
To find out more about Ford Lane Keeping Alert and other high-tech features, why not speak to our expert team? You can also experience it for yourself in a vehicle of your choice by arranging a test drive – simply get in touch with your local showroom in Stevenage, Epping, Harlow, Stortford, Hertford and St Albans.