For the new model year, the 2014 Ford Fusion is expanding its wide range of available safety features with rear inflatable seatbelts that provide an added level of protection for those who need it most. “The inflatable belt is designed to help reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear-seat passengers, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to such injuries,” said Srinivasan Sundararajan, safety technical leader with Ford’s research and advanced engineering group.
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Ford recently finished testing of what may be part of the next-generation of automotive safety systems. One of the systems, called “Electronic Brake Light,” notifies drivers that vehicles ahead are braking even if they’re blocked by traffic or around a corner. The vehicles are in constant contact with each other thanks to wireless car-to-car communication.
Fuel-economy and safety go hand in hand in the Ford Fusion Energi , as the high-efficiency plug-in hybrid recently scored a 5-star overall grade for occupant protection from the NHTSA. Of course, providing that kind of peace of mind is no surprise, since the traditionally powered Fusion, as well as the conventional hybrid model, also earned 5-star grades from NHTSA
By this spring, some 900 Ford dealers across the country will be certified to sell the company’s new electric vehicles, about three times the number that Ford had been expecting at that point in time. Needless to say, that should help energize Ford EV sales—which set yet another new record in January—and so should the latest news from NHTSA .
Already a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Ford Focus has now added the country’s second major safety recognition to its resume and earned a five-star overall score in the New Car Assessment Program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Thanks to a high-tech approach to occupant protection, the 2013 Ford Fusion has been named a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Backed by key advances for the new model year, the 2013 Ford Taurus and 2013 Ford Explorer recently earned five-star Overall Vehicle Scores in NCAP crash evaluations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The testing analyzes vehicle protection in front- and side-impact collisions, as well as rollover resistance. The Taurus and Explorer achieved their top ratings thanks to safety measures like: Redesigned airbags, including dual-stage driver and front-passenger units, and, in the Explorer, Ford’s first passenger-side knee airbag Ford’s Safety Canopy System, which leverages a rollover sensor and side-curtain airbag to provide enhanced protection in certain side-impact and rollover scenarios Enhanced safety restraints, with the Explorer introducing inflatable second-row seatbelts An array of electronic safety systems, including stability control, forward collision warning with brake support, and the company’s Blind Spot Information System The SOS Post-Crash Alert System, capable of automatically unlocking vehicle doors, as well as activating the horn and emergency flashers, after deployment of airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners “Ford offers industry-leading features and technology on our Ford and Lincoln vehicles because of our commitment to customers and their safety,” said Robert Brown, Ford vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.
How fast have been the sales of the fastest-growing midsize utility vehicle in America? Consider: The Ford Explorer recently saw calendar-year sales cross the six-figure mark for the first time since 2007—more than two months before the calendar year even ended
All-New Ford Escape Brings Customers Exclusive Adaptive Airbag Technology, More Advanced High-Strength Steel
The all-new Ford Escape combines the safety features and technologies customers really want, including a high-strength steel body and an even smarter new airbag system that no other automaker offers.