Ford has introduced a new driver assistance system. It is able to distinguish the boundaries of asphalt surfaces on country roads and pulled up, if necessary, to prevent the vehicle left the road. The first new feature to get the models Focus, Kuga and Puma.
System Road Edge Detection (RED, defining the boundaries of the road) is part of a holding function in the band. In her work, she relies on a camera mounted under the salon mirror which scans the border of the road 50 metres ahead and seven meters in both directions at the speed of 72-113 kilometers per hour. Using a special algorithm, the system determines structural changes of the roadway, for example, where the asphalt turns into gravel or grass, and slightly taxis car so he can’t get out of bounds.
The function is Road Edge Detection also helps on roads with hard to read markings, if it is not visible, for example, due to snow, rain or fallen leaves. At night, the system uses the lighting of lamps, and operate as efficiently as day. Moreover, if the driver does not respond to steering input, it will begin to warn about the risk of Congress on the sidelines vibration.
The first new system to get the models Focus, Kuga and Puma. Further it will be installed on all new fords.
A useful development for our roads?