Ford Motor Co.’s next driver-assist system won’t steer the car for you, but it might keep you from hitting a wayward pedestrian.
A windshield-based radar scans ahead of the car to detect objects in the path such as polls, other cars or pedestrians. If it thinks there’s a chance of a collision it warns the driver, prepares the brake — and if the driver doesn’t take action — it will bring the car to stop.
Ford said the technology will be available as an option on the 2015 Ford Mondeo on sale later this year in Europe. It will then roll out to other Ford and Lincoln cars worldwide.