It's all too easy to become distracted behind the wheel, particularly on longer journeys or if there are children in the car that require attention. With the Ford Driver Alert system, your driving behaviour is monitored and if the vehicle believes you are distracted and starting to wander across lanes, you will receive a warning via your instrument panel. Depending on the extent of the issue, different levels of response are required in order to resolve the situation.
Using a mounted camera that watches the road ahead of you. the on-board computer systems monitor your speed and direction with the footage from the camera. The system determines where it expects you to be positioned on the road, with lane markings being used as a reference point. If you start to cross lanes without intending to (i.e. if indicators are not in operation) a notification and audible chime will be activated. If this should continue the notification and chime can only be turned off by selecting ok to confirm you have understood the alert. If the issue still continues, you will be required to stop the vehicle and open the driver's door.
To find out more about Ford Driver Alert, contact Birchwood Ford today.