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How Ford Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection Works

Posted at Fri, Nov 11, 2016 6:44 PM
Ford places the safety of their vehicles at a premium, and the automaker continues to raise the bar for accident prevention and protection with its state-of-the-art safety features, including the innovative Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection System. Continue reading to see how it works.

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Benefits of Ford Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection

The Ford Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection System is designed to reduce the severity of and, in some cases, even eliminate frontal collisions involving pedestrians. It uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of or even eliminate some frontal collisions. Additionally, Pre-Collision Assist may help drivers avoid rear end collisions with other vehicles at all speeds, while Pedestrian Detection can help the driver avoid pedestrians at lower speeds. Both may reduce the severity of forward collisions or even prevent certain forward collisions.

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How it Detects Pedestrians

Utilizing information collected from a windshield-mounted camera and radar located near the bumper, the system has the ability detect people in or near the road ahead, or pedestrians crossing the vehicle’s path during daylight and clear weather conditions. If a pedestrian is detected in front of the car and a collision is imminent, the driver first receives an audible and visual warning. If the driver doesn't respond, the system improves brake responsiveness by reducing the gap between brake pads and discs. If there is still no response from the driver, the brakes are applied automatically and vehicle speed is reduced.
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