I’m off to Detroit next week, to see what the latest technology offerings are from Ford Motor Company. I expect they’ll showcase some of the things demonstrated in the video below, along with some things that probably aren’t fit for print just yet. I’m not a big proponent of driverless cars, but the technology that Ford is demonstrating here will undoubtedly prevent hundreds of crashes per year. Of course none of this would be necessary if people paid attention behind the wheel, but I don’t expect that will happen any time soon.
You’d expect research like this from car companies such as Mercedes Benz, BMW or Volvo, but it’s good to see that Ford is pioneering the development of “affordable safety.” Peace of mind should be available to all drivers, not just those affluent enough to afford a Mercedes-Benz E-Class.