Ford will soon introduce on its vehicles its new driver-assist system, which "can reduce the severity of or even eliminate some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians."
Using radar and camera technology, Ford's Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection scans the road ahead. If it detects an impending collision with either a vehicle or pedestrian, the system warns the driver through an audible and visual warning. If the driver fails to respond in time, the system improves brake responsiveness by reducing the gap between the brake pads and the discs. If there's still no response from the driver, the system can automatically apply "up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of or even eliminate some frontal collisions."
Ford claims that the system may also help drivers avoid rear-end collisions with other vehicles at all speeds, with the pedestrian-detection system helping the driver avoid pedestrians at lower speeds.
According to the American carmaker, its Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection system will initially be made available on the Mondeo in Europe this year, before it gets rolled out on other Ford products worldwide.
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