At Twin Hills Ford we know driving in the dark can be a scary proposition for some. Don’t let that keep you from going where you want to go. Thankfully, Ford has some incredible standard and available features that make nighttime driving easier and safer, too.
Ford Co-Pilot 360 System
Standard on almost all makes and models, ask one of our professional staff at Twin Hills Ford on Yonge Street about this incredible safety feature. Providing our drivers with six different elements and varying degrees of innovation, the Ford Co-Pilot 360 system is a literal lifesaver.
The Ford Co-Pilot 360 System includes the following safety features:
Pre-Collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking
Depth-perception while driving in the dark can be a real challenge for some. Pre-Collision Assist uses in-car technology to scan the road ahead and alert you to potential collisions with vehicles or pedestrians it detects in your path. If an object is detected, a warning flashes on the windshield and an alarm sounds. If you are alerted and take no action, the brakes are applied automatically. The brakes are only applied if you need them - not if you don’t.
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
It’s easy to see a car’s lights behind you in the dark, but if you worry about taking your eyes off the road in front of you to check behind you, the BLIS with Cross-Traffic alert can aid in their detection.
Active even when you’re not moving, radar systems on either side of your car detect when a car is present and in your blind spot. A light comes on the corresponding side-view mirror to alert you to the vehicle you may not be able to see. *This system only detects motorized vehicles, not bikes, walkers, or other objects.*
Cross-Traffic Alert warns you a moving car is coming from either side when you’re backing up with three alerts: a light on the corresponding side-view mirror, a chime, and a message in the message sensor.
Auto High Beam Headlights
A standard feature, the auto beam headlights can sense poor lighting conditions and automatically turn on to increase visibility. A real plus for nighttime highway driving, it also senses when another vehicle is coming from the opposite direction and dims automatically.
Evasive Steering Assist
This available feature can help make it easier to avoid a potential collision. It does not steer for you, but it provides steering support if the system warning goes off and you need to maneuver around the vehicle ahead.
This feature keeps you in your lane, especially in a moment of distraction, by constantly scanning your positioning within your lane and alerting you should you deviate from it.
Your eyes should always be on the road, especially in the dark! Ford’s Head-Up Display is the best way to get the critical information you need without taking your eyes off the road.
Available on most models, this safety feature is designed to show images regarding current speed, navigation, and information regarding your pre-collision assist on a display screen in front of you as you look through the windshield.
Selectable Drive Modes
One of our favorite features, the selectable drive modes help improve the overall driving experience and handling on varying road surfaces. The different modes are:
Eco: for maximum fuel efficiency and driving range
Sport: increases throttle response and allows for quicker shifting
Slippery: for firm surfaces covered with slippery surfaces like ice, water, grass
Deep Snow/Sand: aids in safe steering in deep snow or sand
Once selected, each one of these driving modes can modify the electronic stability control system and traction control system without you having to do anything at all.
You wouldn’t think that WAZE technology could be considered a nighttime safety feature, but it certainly is. Use this technology to collaborate with other users, outsmarting traffic by sharing information to get the best routes and receive real-time alerts about accidents, road hazards, and traffic jams. You can operate WAZE through your vehicle’s touchscreen, as well as use voice commands for hands-free control, helping you keep your eyes on the road.
Apprehension about driving in the dark shouldn’t keep you from going where you want to go. Ask the knowledgeable staff at Twin Hills Ford to walk you through the standard and available safety features for most makes and models.