Co-Pilot360™ is an advanced suite of standard Driver Assist Technologies aimed at helping you drive more safely and confidently as you face increasingly distracting and congested roads.
From detecting vehicles in your blind spot, to bright and powerful LED lights, to helping you with parallel parking, advanced and innovative features offer smart ways to help you drive confidently on the road ahead.
BLIS® w/ Cross Traffic Alert
BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) can alert you to a vehicle detected alongside and difficult to see in a blind spot. The system uses radar sensors on both sides near the rear of the vehicle. When a vehicle is detected in your blind spot, you are alerted with an indicator light in the sideview mirror. The Cross-Traffic Alert feature also uses this radar to help detect traffic behind your vehicle when you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway. When it detects a vehicle approaching from either side, it flashes an indicator light in the sideview mirrors (same as BLIS) and emits an audible warning. Also, a visual display in the message center indicates from which direction the vehicle is coming.
Lane Keeping System
It happens to the best of drivers. A moment of distraction — and you start drifting. But there’s the available Lane-Keeping System that can assist you when this occurs, using a camera that scans lane markings on both sides of your vehicle. The system has three modes: Lane-Keeping Aid applies steering torque to direct you back to the center of the lane. Lane-Keeping Alert warns you through steering wheel vibrations that simulate driving over a rumble strip. You can set the system to activate either the Alert or Aid mode, or both. And Driver Alert sends out warnings in the message center when it detects repeated lane drifts — a reminder to pull over and take a break.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Available on select Ford vehicles is a series of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) features employing advanced radar and camera technology. ACC lets you set a cruising speed and distance from the vehicle ahead of you. When it slows down, you automatically do too; when traffic picks back up, you resume your preset speed and distance. Then comes ACC with Stop-and-Go, which enables you to come to a complete stop when the vehicle ahead stops. Now add Lane Centering, which scans the lane markings to help you stay in your lane if the system detects you’re drifting out of it. And that’s not all. Now there’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, which includes all of these features plus new Speed Sign Recognition that can automatically adjust the set speed of your vehicle to the posted speed limit.
Auto High Beams Headlamps
You might not think of manually turning your high beams on or off every time you need to. That’s why the Auto High-Beam Headlamps feature is so helpful — it can do that for you, automatically. This driver-activated system with windshield-mounted camera scans the road at speeds above 25 miles per hour. When you’re on a very dark road with no traffic, the high beams come on. But when a vehicle with headlamps on is approaching up to 2,000 feet or traveling ahead of you with taillamps visible up to 500 feet, the system will dim to low beams to reduce glare and avoid hindering the other motorist.
Active Park Assist 2.0
Available Active Park Assist helps take the anxiety out of parallel parking. Once the system locates a suitable parking space, you shift, accelerate and brake while the system does the steering. It’s that simple. And if your vehicle is equipped with Enhanced Active Park Assist, you also get help getting out of a tight parallel parking spot, as well as assistance in reverse perpendicular parking. And now, on select 2020 Ford models, you can take the ease of this system a major step further. Just about every operation is now done for you. Depressing the Active Park Assist 2.0 button scans for a suitable parking spot. After stopping, you shift into Neutral, release the brake pedal and hold down the park assist button. The system does the rest — steering, shifting, braking and accelerating. Could it get much easier than this?
Evasive Steering Assist
It happens. You come upon a slow or stopped vehicle in your path. And you need to take evasive action. That’s when available Evasive Steering Assist comes into play, employing the camera and radar sensor technology of the available Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking to detect the vehicle ahead and apply active braking. If the distance to the vehicle ahead of you isn’t too short and a collision can’t be avoided by braking alone, Evasive Steering Assist can help you maneuver around the vehicle by providing additional steering support when the effort you’re applying is not sufficient..