Safety Is Standard: Ford Co-Pilot 360
Last month Ford announced Co-Pilot 360, a bundle of advanced safety features. It includes Pedestrian Detection, Automatic Braking, and so much more. Co-Pilot 360 will debut later this year in the new 2019 Fusion. What’s the best part about Co-Pilot 360? It’s 100% standard equipment.
Ford Co-Pilot 360
Corey Holter, Ford’s car group marketing manager, believes driving is stressful: “People tell us they are stressed with crowded roads and more distracted drivers and pedestrians. Our Ford Co-Pilot 360 with standard automatic emergency braking and other technologies can help them drive more confidently so they can enjoy the journey.”
As Holter mentions, it starts with automatic braking which can mitigate and avoid forward collisions. It even integrates Pedestrian Detection to help keep the street safe for everyone. Co-Pilot will also make BLIS, Ford’s blindspot-monitoring system, standard and even help keep you in your lane with tactile warnings corrective torque steering.
The full list of Co-Pilot 360 features is as follows:
- Rear View Camera
- Blind Spot Information System
- Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Keeping System
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Pedestrian Detection
- Automatic High Beams
- Rain-Sensing Wipers
It may go without saying, but providing this equipment as standard pushes Ford in front of all other mainstream automakers. And, with the new Ford Fusion slated to receive Co-Pilot 360 this summer, we won’t have to wait too long for the ascendancy.
Being the first vehicle to receive great technology is nothing new for the Fusion. The mid-size sedan previously piloted features like Continuously Controlled Damping with Pothole Mitigation which magically adjusts suspension to keep your wheel out of potholes. The Fusion is also used to test all of Ford’s autonomous driving technology. Fusions covered in sensors and cameras (with a pizza in the back seat) is no longer a strange sight.
But Co-Pilot 360, standard on all trim levels, won’t be the new Fusion’s only upgrade. The hybrid model has improved its battery-only range by 25%. For driving purists, the 325-horsepower Fusion V6 Sport remains the most powerful vehicle in its class. SE models (and up) are set to receive standard 4G LTE WiFi. Oh, and with a new grille, the Fusion is bringing all that to the table with even more style.
The new 2019 Ford Fusion will arrive in showrooms late this summer, bringing tons of safety technology to the masses.