Cars these days are a lot different than the cars offered just 10 to 20 years ago. This is thanks to multiple advancements in powertrain technology, fuel economy technology and much, much more. But some of the enhancements that have us the most excited here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, are the safety technology advancements. More specifically, the creation of advanced new driver assistance systems. These systems help keep an eye on the road and an eye on your surroundings as they work to keep you safe while you drive. With that in mind, we decided to take a closer look at all of the new safety and driver assistance features for the 2017 Ford Escape.
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Ever since driver assistance systems were introduced, Ford has been a leader in offering some of the safest and most advanced new models around. And the 2017 Ford Escape continues that tradition thanks to an extensive list of available new driver assistance features. These include adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, enhanced active park assist, a lane-keeping system complete with lane-keeping assist and lane-keeping aid, the Driver Alert System and the SYNC Connect system. Now, you may be asking, the SYNC Connect system? Isn’t that an infotainment system? Yes, it is. But it also helps keep you safe by allowing you to start, lock, unlock and locate your new Ford Escape with the Ford Pass smartphone platform. You can also keep track of your 2017 Escape’s maintenance and service needs with this system. The rest of these advanced new safety and driver assistance features are pretty self-explanatory, though you may not know what the Driver Alert System is. This innovative new feature uses data from your lane-keeping system to detect signs of fatigued driving. Once it detects these symptoms, the system will alert you on the instrument cluster to ensure you pull over to rest if you need to.
If you’d like to know more about the 2017 Ford Escape or any of our other new Ford models, please contact our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.