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Pre-Collision Assist

Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection

The Ford Pre-Collision Assist with braking support provides additional safety behind the wheel by sensing a potential collision and warning the driver with three different signals: flashing lights, sound alarm, and brake support. This feature, also known as Ford Collision Warning, is found in many new Ford models and keeps you more aware of the cars and hazards ahead. Once the system senses a vehicle or pedestrian in front of you may be moving at a slower rate, and senses you are moving at a more rapid speed, warning signals will alert you improve responsiveness. The windshield will display flashing red lights and alarms will sound. If the driver does not react to the alerts, the brakes will charge up and boost sensitivity in aim to prevent an accident or reduce impact. Once the brakes are fully charged up and you apply a light force to the pedal, more power will kick in so you can stop faster. At your Ford dealership near Baltimore MD, we want you to be safe and supported by this incredible system. 

This Ford Co-Pilot360 feature is a standard automatic braking system called the Pre-Collision Assist with AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking), and it can help drivers avoid or reduce the impact of collisions. In this crowded, fast-paced world we live in, we are continually driving closeby to other vehicles and pedestrians who may cross accidentally in front of the vehicle's path.

Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection

It is essential to know this is a supplementary driving aid. You are responsible for using attentive judgment while in control or your vehicle. Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection comes of great use in cities and parking lots, as well as any situation where you or someone around your car, truck, or SUV is in danger. This system does NOT activate your brakes automatically. It is vital to know that if you fail to use your brakes when necessary, you are at risk of a collision. You have the freedom to choose from one of three levels available located on the five-way control device on your steering wheel. Keeping it on the recommended highest level of sensitivity will detect any stationary object near your Ford. At lower settings, you will receive less warnings, putting you more at risk.

If your information display is populating a "blocked sensor" message, this means that obstructions are causing your sensor's radar signals to react for several possible reasons. To solve this issue, you'll want to locate your vehicle's sensor, which is behind the fascia cover on the driver's side of your lower grille. You may need to clean the grille surface of possible debris or muck.. Once you've cleaned the surface, it may take several moments before the sensor realizes it's no longer blocked by dirt or grime. This process may take several minutes before the system begins to reset.

Extreme weather may also interfere with your radar's signal. Heavy rain, fog, ice, snow, or sleet may cause false signals, so be extra cautious in these conditions. This slight confusion only temporarily hinders the Pre-Collision Assist and will return once the extreme weather situation improves. If you are having difficulties troubleshooting your system, bring your vehicle into your Ford dealership near Baltimore MD, and our expert service team will look it over. 

Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection

The nature of radar technology leads to some situations not prompting a collision warning. This includes:

- Vehicles that are stationary or moving under 6 MPH

- Objects or pedestrians on the road

- Vehicles in your lane that are oncoming

- Intense weather situations (see above)

- Obstructed radar due to dirt/debris (see above)

- Too small of a distance between you and the vehicle ahead

- Very active driving or severe steering wheel and pedal use

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Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection