While Honda and Toyota have been offering fairly extensive driver assistance safety features on their vehicles for a few years, other brands are just getting into the game. Nissan is planning to make Nissan Safety Shield a standard feature on most new Nissan vehicles by 2021, while Ford introduced a new suite of safety systems for 2019 that it plans to make standard by 2020. But what features come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360? And what models are currently available with this feature?
What features come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360?
There will be five core features included standard in the Ford Co-Pilot360 system. They are:
- Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Keeping System
- Auto High Beams
- Reverse Camera
While Ford will say that other brands do not offer many of these features, the only one that really stands out when compared with other safety systems is standard blind spot monitoring, which is only an optional feature for most other models at this point. It is also notable that autonomous cruise control is only an available feature on Ford vehicles, rather than a standard part of the safety suite. Other driver assistance features available on select Ford models include Evasive Steering Assist, Enhanced Active Park Assist, and advanced trailering technology.
What 2019 Ford vehicles have Co-Pilot360?
Currently the 2019 Ford Edge and Edge ST will come with the Ford Co-Pilot360 system. It will be expanded to other cars, trucks and SUVs in the future. Like with other safety technology that has not yet made its way to pre-owned inventory here at the Third Coast Auto Group, we are looking forward the Ford safety suite eventually, but do not expect it here for a few more years. If you need a vehicle in the Austin TX area, and would struggle to get financing from a traditional dealership, contact a member of our team today or stop by one of our dealership locations.