What is Ford Co-Pilot360™? Behind Ford’s Driver Assistance Tech

Jul 01, 2024 - 5 minute read

What Is Ford Co-Pilot360

Ford Co-Pilot360™: Helping Drivers Drive Safely

Imagine the freedom of navigating bustling city streets, winding country roads, or vast highways with the intelligent assistance of an invisible co-pilot by your side. When you’re behind the wheel, peace of mind should be a given, not a luxury. At Aschenbach Automotive Group, we’re thrilled to showcase Ford Co-Pilot360™, a groundbreaking suite of driver-assist technologies exemplifying Ford’s unwavering commitment to safety and innovation. This advanced suite of safety features is designed to integrate seamlessly into your driving experience, providing an extra set of digital eyes and an additional layer of protection. What is Ford Co-Pilot360™, and what does it do? When you visit our dealerships, our automotive experts can help you experience these features and walk you through every stride Ford has taken to ensure safer driving for its customers. Visit any one of our Ford dealerships to learn more today!

What Does Ford Co-Pilot360™ Include?

Ford has built a long-standing reputation for building vehicles prioritizing driver and passenger safety. This commitment is evident in every aspect of Ford Co-Pilot360™, meticulously engineered to address real-world driving challenges. By leveraging state-of-the-art technology and innovative design, Ford continues to trailblaze in automotive safety, setting new standards for the industry. What is Ford Co-Pilot360™, and how is it capable of helping you drive better? Ford Co-Pilot360™ is an integrated suite of standard and available safety features that leverage cutting-edge technology to help drivers confidently navigate. This comprehensive system includes several key components designed to address common challenges and enhance overall safety.

Exploring The Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist Package

BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert: One of the standout features of Ford Co-Pilot360™ is the Blind Spot Information System, which can detect vehicles in your blind spots and prevent collisions when merging or reversing. When backing up out of driveways or parking spots, Cross-Traffic Alert serves safety by warning you of approaching traffic from either side, making those tight parking lot maneuvers much safer and stress-free.

BLIS® with Trailer Coverage: What is Ford Co-Pilot360™’s most helpful feature for navigating towing a trailer? BLIS® with Trailer Coverage makes it easier to change lanes worry-free by alerting the driver when vehicles are in the blind spot next to the car or the back next to the trailer. This helps significantly with the decreased visibility that typically comes with pulling a trailer, making the BLIS® with Trailer Coverage indispensable for safe towing.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist™: Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ is what Ford Co-Pilot360™ provides to help you maneuver in reverse when towing, manipulating the trailer to follow the direction in which you’re backing up the truck. By simply rotating the dial in the direction in which you’d prefer to reverse, Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ follows this aim to help you back up smoothly. 

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking: To reduce the severity of collisions at the front of the vehicle, or even avoid them altogether, Pre-Collision Assist is what Ford Co-Pilot360™ provides to protect drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. This system scans the road in front of your vehicle to detect objects that may be in your path, alerting you of a potential collision. Should you be unable to brake with collision imminent, the equipped vehicle will attempt to apply Automatic Emergency Braking for prevention.

Adaptive Cruise Control: Long road trips and heavy traffic on your commute after working a long day can be exhausting, and intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control takes the stress out of these situations by helping drivers maintain a set speed and distance from the vehicle ahead. Speed Sign Recognition can help detect and maneuver your vehicle according to your preferred speed, adjusting accordingly when the speed limit changes. While you’re sitting in heavy traffic, the Stop-and-Go feature is what Ford Co-Pilot360™ executes to slow down and even brake in heavy traffic until the vehicle ahead begins to move again. Additionally, Lane Centering assists by keeping your vehicle centered in the lane, reducing the need for constant steering adjustments and making your highway drives more relaxing.

Lane-Keeping System: To help you stay balanced on the road, similarly to Lane Centering, the Lane-Keeping System is what Ford Co-Pilot360™ provides to keep Ford vehicles between the lines and away from the edge. Once the system detects that the driver has drifted out of the lane too many times, it will alert the driver with a coffee cup icon, indicating that it’s time to take a break.

Evasive Steering Assist: Should the vehicle ahead begin to slow or even stop, Evasive Steering Assist will kick in to alert the driver that a collision may be imminent. This feature does not provide any steering support; rather, it gives a notification alerting the driver to pay attention and take action immediately to steer the vehicle out of the way.

Hill Descent Control™: When you’re taking a Ford F-150 or another heavier-weight Ford vehicle downhill, Hill Descent Control™ is what Ford Co-Pilot360™ does to help you maneuver downhill at a set speed without compromising control. This feature automatically activates the brake when going down a steep hill or incline, letting you steer and brake with support until reaching the bottom.

Auto High-Beam Headlamps: Night driving just got a whole lot easier. Auto High-Beam Headlamps automatically alternate between high and low beams based on surrounding traffic conditions and approaching vehicles. This feature from Ford Co-Pilot360™ is what allows you to always have the optimal amount of lighting without worrying about blinding or affecting the driving of oncoming drivers, ensuring safer nighttime travel. 

What Is Ford Co-Pilot360™’s Future?

Looking ahead, Ford is committed to pushing the boundaries of driver assistance technology, making their collective of drivers safer on the road with every major advancement. Ford Co-Pilot360™ will continue to advance as its technology becomes more intelligent, leading to a future where drivers can feel at ease trusting developments that help them commute safer. Ford’s commitment to safety ensures that as these technologies evolve, they will continue to set the industry standard for driving with confidence and peace of mind. 

At Aschenbach Automotive Group, we’re committed to educating our customers on everything they need to know about Ford’s incredible technology and advanced engineering practices to help them drive safer with every mile. Visit one of our dealerships and experience Ford’s technology today!

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