Upcoming Fords Will Brake For Pedestrians Automatically

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Ford, the American based car manufacturer has developed a new technology, where their cars will brake automatically if pedestrians are detected.

Following Volvo and Tesla, Ford is next in line to implement this safety feature.

The technology works with the help of a camera mounted on the windshield of the car and the bumper equipped with a radar.

When the car spots a pedestrian and detects a collision, the car will warn the driver, if there is a delay by the driver to react, the car will stop by itself, applying full force if necessary.

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Technologies such as these will help make urban commuting a lot safer because in the city limits is where most of these accidents occur.

This will be a very efficient way to save lives of people, but like any other feature, it does have its negatives because few experts believe such innovations will lead the drivers to become more negligent and enable even more bad driving habits.

This technology from Ford does have other limitations as well, like for example low light conditions and oncoming vehicles.

Ford said, "This real-world testing was an important part of the development, because pedestrians in an urban setting can present a wide range of potential situations," said Ford's Scott Lindstrom. "We covered more than 300,000 miles on three continents that included a wide range of settings and situations."

The technology is to debut in the 2015 model of the Ford Mondeo as an option.

Story first published: Friday, October 24, 2014, 15:57 [IST]
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