It will begin making its debut in key markets across the world in order to “help customers drive more safely and confidently amid rising congestion and distractions,” the carmaker announced. The system includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot-information system, lane-keeping system, rear-backup camera, and auto high-beam lighting. Some further premium driver-assist technologies to be offered will include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering, evasive steering assist, and post-collision braking but these features will be exclusive to North America for the time being.
Ford Co-Pilot360 will roll out across Ford’s new passenger cars, SUVs and trucks up to F-150 in North America, starting on the new 2019 Ford Edge and Edge ST this fall. The company annunced at the same time its plan for a 2020 onslaught of new trucks, SUVs and hybrids. It’s about 12 new vehicles. Four new trucks and SUVs will arrive by the start of next decade. Redesigned Escape and Explorer crossovers are coming next year. The Explorer ST will replace the current Explorer Sport in the crossover’s trim lineup.