April 17, 2017
Ford recently implemented Driver Alert Systems that may help drivers combat the dangers of being sleepy behind the wheel. Whether sleepiness is a result of poor sleep habits or travelling for business, driving without the proper rest can leave drivers feeling drained and exhausted. A sleepy Ford driver behind the wheel can lead to reduced stopping distances and decreased visibility on the road.Weather conditions will always raise red flags for drivers battling the road on their daily commute, but sometimes driving in rain and snow can make driving while tired worse. When Ford vehicle ownerss are not prepared to plan ahead for their drive, they may find themselves dozing off behind the wheel and ultimately causing accidents.
Fortunately, new Ford vehicle technologies like the Driver Alert System works with a front camera that detects if your vehicle is in the lane. These alert systems can also provide support for helping individuals stay awake on the road. Some of the most helpful types of Ford safety features include driver systems that are designed to alert drivers of all types of issues on the road. Though relatively new, these systems can monitor all types of inputs, from the rate of steering wheel correction to the amount of time driving on the road without taking a break. All of this data is collected and assessed, and if the vehicle determines that the driver may be at risk, it releases a notification that alerts the driver and tells them that it is time to take a rest stop somewhere.
This primary system is already available with a number of Ford auto manufacturers, and many systems even take the initial applications a step further. Through the alert control center, some systems can provide drivers with more information on where they can take a break from driving. The Ford Driver Alert System uses advanced algorithms to determine when the driver needs to pull over and then makes careful plans to make sure that drivers do not continue aimlessly in their fatigued state. These advanced options can help reduce accidents in all types of road conditions.
Through the use of less sophisticated systems, drivers can also improve their visibility by applying blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and even parking sensors in order to keep the driver alert on the road. These systems can be fine-tuned to set off a beep or an alarm if they notice that the driver has been driving on the road irregularly, effectively helping reduce the risk of accidents due to drowsiness.
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