How 2017 Ford F-150 Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection Works

The 2017 Ford F-150 is a highly-capable truck, with impressive performance, towing prowess and off-road abilities. The new F-150 is also a very safe truck, especially with features like its state-of-the-art Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection System. To see how it works, read more. 

2017 Ford F-150 Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection

With the 2017 F-150’s Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection System, the severity of frontal collisions with Pedestrians is reduced, and in some cases — eliminated. It uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of or even eliminate some frontal collisions.

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What technology does Pre-Collision System use to detect pedestrians?

The F-150’s Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection System collects information from a windshield-mounted camera and radar located near the bumper, giving it the ability detect people in or near the road ahead, or pedestrians crossing the vehicle’s path during daylight and clear weather conditions. If a pedestrian is detected in front of the truck and a collision is imminent, the driver first receives an audible and visual warning. If the driver doesn’t respond, the system improves brake responsiveness by reducing the gap between brake pads and discs. If there is still no response from the driver, the brakes are applied automatically and vehicle speed is reduced.

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