Hit The ‘Buy’ Button - I Love Ford Technology!

02 September 2015

Words by Ian Leslight 

Sitting in my Grandfathers brand new Ford Falcon as a kid I remember clearly his excitement at showing me its latest feature. 
“You just push this button in here and wait a few seconds” he said with a big grin on his face.
I watched intently as, 'pop' the button popped back out.  “Wow” I said, “Wait, watch this” Granddad said as he reached down and pulled out the button. My eyes widened when I saw the bright orange glow and watched in amazement as he walked it out of the car and used it to start our campfire burning without a match.  
“How good is that” he said proudly.
I was very impressed and I enjoyed pushing that button with my siblings, over and over again for the rest of the camping trip!

Lets move forward now to 2015, where I have been looking at the list of Ford’s Latest Technologies.

  • EcoBoost - Giving small engines big horsepower.
  • Active City Stop - Preventing you from rear ending the car in front if your not paying attention.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control - sensing the distance of vehicles in front to maintain a safe distance, I love this one.
  • Active Park Assist - It not only finds the perfect size park for you it steers you in as well.
  • SYNC™ - Control your phone and music hands free, seamless voice activated user benefits.
  • Hands-free Tailgate - No more fumbling for keys when your hands are full.
  • Emergency Assistance - If you are involved in an accident, stay calm, your car has used your mobile to call the emergency services for you and passed on your location. Amazing!
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)- Helping you to maintain grip and control in sticky situations.
  • Rain-sensing Wipers - I don’t know how they do this but it is very convenient.
  • Rear Parking Sensors & Camera - Helping you to reverse and park safely.
  • 6-speed PowerShift - The sporty feel of a manual with the ease of an automatic.
  • Boron Steel - Aerospace steel reduces wait and increases strength where it matters.
  • Torque Vectoring Control - Keeping you safe and steady while cornering.
  • Active Grille Shutter - Electronically controlled grille, adjusting air flow to manage fuel consumption and engine temperature. 
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) - A non intrusive warning when a vehicle comes into your blind spots, very useful for city driving.
  • Hill Launch Assist - Hill starts are a breeze with this technology
  • Auto Start-Stop - Saving you fuel wherever possible
  • Keyless entry & Push-button Start - Bulky keys are a thing of the past.

These latest technologies are not available in every Ford model, it’s more a case of, if its relevant to the common use of that vehicle it has it. 

Ford’s might not have an inbuilt lighter anymore but I am sure my late Grandfather would yet again be impressed with Ford’s Latest Technologies. 
I certainly would enjoy showing him how the lighter socket has evolved and now provides power top-ups on all our igadgets. 

Keep up the good work Ford!

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