As the 2013 Ford Fusion made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, Ford has confirmed that the model will be equipped with the lane-keeping technology. The lane-keeping technology was previously offered to luxury car models only but Ford has tried its best to make this available to mainstream models and the 2013 Ford Fusion will be the company’s first vehicle to receive this technology.
According to Ford, the lane-keeping technology that would be offered on the 2013 Ford Fusion is a very useful set of equipment since this could help reduce the number of vehicular accidents caused by sudden lane departure. Given that a lot of accidents happened due to the driver’s failure to maintain his or her own lane while driving on busy roads and highways, most car experts agreed that Ford’s efforts on making the lane-keeping technology available on its mainstream models would eventually improve the company’s image as a car maker that provides greater emphasis on vehicle safety.
The lane-keeping technology makes use of a digital camera that is installed on the Fusion’s windshield just beside the rearview mirror. The camera monitors the vehicle’s movement and alerts the driver in the event that the car deviates from its lane by causing the steering wheel to vibrate. Through this, the driver could easily correct the car’s steering position.
Unfortunately, Ford has not yet revealed the actual price of the technology. This is because the company has several plans as for the lane-keeping technology. However, one of the company’s main plans is to offer the technology as an optional feature and probably include this on the 2013 Ford Fusion’s “technology package.” Given this set-up, Ford is quite optimistic that buyers would consider the lane-keeping technology as one of the optional features that they would be getting when they buy a unit of the 2013 Ford Fusion.