Driving Technology

NewTechnologies Available on Ford Vehicles

As automotive technology steadily advances, it’s only natural that the featuress become more cutting-edge. With this in mind, Ford offers more great new technologies than most other competitors in the vehicle market. From amazing safety features to integration with your smartphone, Ford definitely has a forward-thinking philosophy to technology and how it improves the experience of drivers. Here are just a few of the new technologies available in new Ford models.

Sync 3

The latest generation of the Sync system by Ford is an available option for all 2015 and 2016 Ford models. Sync 3 enables you to connect to the music, entertainment, and contacts of your smartphone. Virtually all smartphones connect to the Sync 3 system, which offers voice-activated music control and navigation, hands-free calling, and 911 assist in case of emergency. It also has an easy-to-use touchscreen to help navigate all the entertainment options of the vehicle. In comparison to other company’s infotainment systems, the Sync 3 is definitely a cut above the rest.

Active Safety Features

Another great perk of Ford vehicles is the sheer amount of active safety features available standard and as options. That’s what makes every Ford model either a four-star or five-star safety rating recipient from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some of these features include:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control.

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert.

  • Lane-Keeping System.

  • Adaptive High Beam Headlights.

These optional safety features keep help Ford drivers and passengers safe while on the road and can make accidents unlikely compared to vehicles that are not so well-equipped.

Trailer Backup Assist

If you’ve ever tried to back a trailer into a tight parking spot, you know how difficult and frustrating it is. No matter which way you turn the wheel, you just can’t get the trailer to go where it should. However, Ford took notice. Available on the 2016 Ford F-150, Trailer Backup Assistallows a driver to simply turn a knob. From there, the truck’s electronic components take control of the venture, actively braking, steering, and accelerating, thus eliminating the hassle for the driver. If you frequently haul a trailer, this is definitely a technology you need to have.

The EcoBoost Engine

Available on many Ford models, the EcoBoost engine is Ford’s answer to the decision of power versus fuel economy, but without turning to a full-fledged electric car or hybrid. Using Ford’s own patented and highly secretive technology, the EcoBoost takes an engine with smaller displacement and gets it to perform like a larger engine. The big difference, however, is that it also achieves up to 20 percent better fuel economy, as well as a 15 percent reduction of greenhouse gases.

You’ll find many great new technologies in Fords, but words aren’t enough to really experience the impacts made by these advances. The best way to truly understand how advanced these cars are is to go take a test drive today. That way, you can find the best features to add to your Ford wish list.

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