For Ford, the safety of both passengers and other road users has been a top priority for many decades.
The company’s models follow this doctrine in all models from sports to SUVs.
He could not escape from this rule the new Ford Puma, a car that has in all the versions available in our country a set of driver assistance systems that inspire confidence and confidence.
The achievements of the new Ford Puma in the field of safety, active and passive, are certified in the most convincing way by the results of the rigorous tests of Euro NCAP, which awarded Ford’s compact SUV the highest 5-star rating – with top rankings in individual areas.
With technologies that inspire confidence and confidence
The new Puma uses 12 ultrasonic sensors, 3 radars and 2 cameras mounted around the car to support the Ford Co-Pilot360 security technology “package” which improve the levels of passenger protection, road behavior, but also the parking process. All of these systems are designed to make the driving experience more comfortable, less demanding and even safer.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring help maintain a safe distance from oncoming vehicles. At the same time, the system reduces stress on long journeys, keeping the vehicle in the center of the lane (Lane Centring).
ACC, in addition to using information from the built-in navigation system, adjusts the car speed within the legal limits by monitoring the road signs on the side of the road as well as the aerial signs. Stop & Go and Lane Centring functions are only available in conjunction with Ford’s 7-speed Powershift automatic transmission.
Stop & Go allows Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to stop the vehicle completely in heavy traffic conditions, utilizing up to 50% of the total braking force, but also to start it automatically, if the stop lasts less than 3 seconds. For stops longer than 3 seconds, the driver can push a switch on the steering wheel or lightly press the accelerator to activate the function again.
The new Local Hazard Information feature – supported by the built-in FordPass Connect modem – can inform drivers of dangerous situations on the road, even if they are not visible due to turns or the presence of other vehicles.
Local Hazard Information notifications are issued independently of the navigation system, based on updated information from local authorities, emergency services and driving data drawn from other vehicles connected to the cloud.
Notices for road works, immobilized vehicles due to damage, animals, pedestrians and obstacles on the highway, even for dangerous traffic conditions, are transmitted to the vehicle wirelessly with timely notification to drivers of situations unfolding beyond their field of vision.
Also, a wide-angle rear camera displays a 180-degree touch screen image in the car, so that pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles are better perceived when the vehicle exits parking lots or private roads.
One system that helps drivers of the new Puma reverse with greater confidence is Ford’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert. BLIS is able to warn drivers leaving the rear of a parking lot for the possible passage of other vehicles in the rear, while it can also activate the brakes to avoid a collision or reduce its impact if the driver does not react. in warnings.
Ford Active Park Assist helps drivers find suitable parking spaces and park vertically or parallel to other vehicles. Also, Auto High Beam technology automatically reduces the light intensity of Puma’s grand staircase so that oncoming drivers are not “blinded”.
By further improving Ford’s Lane-Keeping system, Road Edge Detection is able to detect where the road ends and the sidewalk or grass begins. The system can apply torque to the steering wheel to prevent the vehicle from leaving the road.
The technologies of the new Ford Puma also help drivers to drive comfortably on busy city streets. Pre-Collision Assist technology with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection detects pedestrians and motorcyclists who are already or preparing to hit the road in front of the vehicle. The system is designed to reduce the severity of some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians or to help drivers avoid collision altogether. The new Puma features an upgraded version of the technology with an even wider camera, which helps to better detect pedestrian movements.
In the event of an accident, Post-Collision Braking technology helps reduce the impact of a potential side impact by automatically applying moderate braking pressure if an initial collision is detected. Slowing down the vehicle can reduce occupant injuries and damage to the vehicle.
Additional technologies designed to help drivers of the new Puma avoid accidents are:
- Evasive Steering Assist The system is designed to operate in city and freeway using radar and a camera to detect slowly moving or stopped vehicles on the road ahead. Evasive Steering Assist supports maneuvering so drivers can avoid a vehicle in the event of an impending collision
- Wrong Way Alert – the system uses a camera mounted on the windscreen and information from the car’s navigation system to warn drivers with visual or audible signals when the two one-way signs on a motorway are violated.
Top security with the “seal” of Euro NCAP
The new Puma received the highest 5-star rating from the independent Euro NCAP crash test organization, getting “excellent” in both side impact tests on a barrier and the most serious side impacts on a pole.
Also, excellent reviews from Euro NCAP received car assistance technologies and systems, such as Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking, Intelligent Speed Limiter and Lane-Keeping System.
In terms of passive safety equipment, in addition to driver and front passenger front airbags, the new Ford Puma side airbags provide excellent chest protection and are designed to steer the occupant away from the impact area. In addition, the head airbags offer maximum coverage, while the head restraints offer protection against cervical injuries.
At the same time, the new Puma is designed to keep young children safe and secure on the go. Thus, it has ISOFIX child seat slots at the back, so you can easily place two child seats.
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