Winter driving in Canada is not very fun. Roads can get wet and icy quickly, and the sun goes down early. Still, people have places to get to, and they can’t slippery streets or low visibility stop them.
Ford vehicles come with a lot of advanced safety technology that makes winter driving safer and less stressful. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most impressive features in the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety technology.
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
Now, Fords come standard with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, a feature that scans the roads and alerts drivers if there’s a risk of a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or other road users.
The vehicle sends a visual and auditory alert to the driver to give them to avoid a collision. If no corrective action is taken and a crash is imminent, the vehicle applies the brakes automatically.
It’s as if the vehicle has eyes to take in its surroundings and the brain to adjust accordingly. Book a test drive at a local, family-owned dealership like Colony Ford Brampton to feel what it’s like behind the wheel.
Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
Changing lanes on the highway in a sudden blizzard can be unnerving unless you have technology that lets you know if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot. Even if you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or a driveway, you can do it safely and with more confidence.
Such features help make the roads safer for everybody.
Rear View Camera
See behind the vehicle without having to strain your neck. Fords come standard with a Rear View camera that allows drivers to see what’s behind them by looking at the screen in front of them.
Just make sure that there’s no dust or dirt on the camera, or the lens will be blocked, and you’ll have to look behind you if you want to know what’s there.
Available Head-Up Display
Some Fords allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road while staying informed about various driver-assist features. A display screen is projected right onto the windshield bearing information about the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane-Keeping System, Navigation, and more.
Reduce distractions by getting the information you need without looking at the vehicle’s instrument panel.
Selectable Drive Modes
Modify your vehicle’s electronic stability control system and traction control system by switching between drive modes designed to let you handle different road surfaces smoothly. From Normal, Eco, Slippery, and Sport and Deep Snow/Sand, your vehicle can adjust to the road itself.
You’ll love this function while driving in the Canadian winter, but it may come in handy in any season.
It’s important to be extra vigilant and cautious when driving in winter, but everybody wins when you’re driving in a vehicle that makes safety effortless. Keep you, your passengers, and all road users safer with the advanced technology found in today’s Ford vehicles.