Ford Co-Pilot360 Driver Assistance System Offers Basic Active Safety Standard

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, Automotive Editor - March 16, 2018

On Thursday, Ford revealed a new suite of active safety features that will come standard on all its models by 2020. The 2019 Edge and Edge ST will be the first vehicles to incorporate the new Co-Pilot360 system when they go on sale later this fall. While the features will definitely make Ford's vehicles safer, it's not an autonomous system that takes the driver out of the equation.

Features that will be included on the Ford Co-Pilot360 system include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and a reverse camera. For drivers that want even more active safety gear, like adaptive cruise control, post-collision braking, and evasive steering assist, Ford will offer those as optional extras.

Commercial buyers aren't being overlooked, either, as Ford will introduce driver-assist features on the E-Series, F-650, F-750, and the F59 chassis models by 2020, too. Those vehicles will get automatic emergency braking, a driver alert system, lane departure warning, and more. The automaker, though, didn't clarify whether those features will come standard on the vehicles.

Ford Co-Pilot360 will be a welcomed addition to the company's vehicles, but the American automaker also has plans to unveil even more features in the near future. Next year, Ford will come out with an automatic emergency braking system for when drivers are in reverse in North America and Asia Pacific.

The next five years will also be a busy period for Ford, as the brand has plans to invest $500 million to continue developing more driver-assist and safety technologies.

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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