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10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features That Help 2015 Ford F-150 Customers Drive Smarter
by Staff Reporter

The all-new Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 yet, goes on sale later this year packed with available driver-assist features aimed at giving the customer improved utility, comfort and convenience.

1. Class-exclusive active park assist Active

park assist uses two ultrasonic sensors and electric power-assisted

steering to help drivers parallel park. The sensors measure the gap

between two vehicles to determine if there is enough room for the F-150.

After confirming the F-150 can fit, the truck automatically steers into

the space, while the driver operates the accelerator and brake pedals

2. Class-exclusive adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support Adaptive

cruise control and collision warning with brake support uses radar in

the front of the truck to measure the distance and speed of vehicles

ahead. Using this information, the F-150 can automatically slow to keep a

consistent following distance set by the driver. The slower speed will

be maintained if adaptive cruise control is activated. Collision warning

triggers visual and audio alerts if the system detects the following

distance is diminishing too quickly and a collision may occur. It also

pre-charges the brakes if the driver needs to stop suddenly

3. Curve Control The all-new F-150 has an innovative system that was developed exclusively

by Ford engineers to help in those cases where you may enter a turn too

quickly. Curve Control helps drivers maintain control of their vehicles

if they take a curve too quickly by automatically reducing torque and

applying four-wheel braking. This can reduce vehicle speed by up to 10

mph in approximately one second, assisting drivers to stay on their

intended path

4. Class-exclusive smart trailer tow module The

smart trailer tow module shows the driver which lights on a trailer

connected to the truck aren’t working, so the driver or a passenger

doesn’t have to get out of the truck and walk around the trailer to

personally find blown lights

5. Class-exclusive multi-contour seats Multi-contour massaging seats are the antidote to a hard day on the job site

6. Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert Available BLIS®

uses radar sensors in the tail lamps to monitor areas that may not be

visible to the driver. The sensors trigger a warning light in the

side view mirrors to indicate another vehicle is in a blind spot if the

driver is attempting to change lanes. These same sensors can also detect

a vehicle coming down an aisle when the driver is slowly backing out of

a parking space

7. Lane-keeping system Available

lane-keeping is designed to help prevent a driver from drifting outside

of the intended driving lane. The system automatically detects the

left- or right-hand road lane markings using a camera mounted between

the windshield and interior rearview mirror. A vibration in the steering

wheel is used to alert the driver. The system can also provide steering

torque to help guide the vehicle back into the lane if needed

8. Class-exclusive 360-degree camera with split-view display Available360-degree

camera with split-view display uses four exterior cameras to give the

driver a bird’s-eye view of up to seven feet surrounding the F-150 to

assist in parking, maneuvering in tight spots and navigating narrow

roads and trails at low speeds

9. Hill Descent Control Available Hill Descent Control

uses the anti-lock brakes to give the driver control while descending a

hill. With the push of a button, the truck’s speed is set

automatically, allowing for the driver to concentrate more on driving

and less on braking

10. Individual tire pressure monitoring system Individual monitors show air pressure amounts for each tire and alert the driver when an individual tire is low

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