Ford introduces blind spot technology
Ford will introduce new Blind Spot technology on the S-MAX and Galaxy large MPVs in a bid to reduce accidents.
New Blind Spot Information System will use radar to detect vehicles in the blind spot zone and notify the driver via an LED light in the wing mirror.
The system will be offered as a £325 option on the facelifted the S-Max and Galaxy, while the next-generation C-MAX small MPV and Focus hatch will get the tech in 2011.
“In busy traffic, it’s very easy to lose sight of vehicles when they move into your blind spot," said Ford's Dr Torsten Wey.
“With its distinctive warning light, this system helps drivers to think twice before switching lanes or changing direction without checking their blind spot, hopefully preventing a collision or a near miss."
76 per cent of customers felt more confident when driving and using the technology, says Ford.