The new Ford Kuga's advanced driver assistance technologies are at the forefront of the very first assessment EuroNCAP has made of the systems that automatically help the driver to keep their distance, stay in their field and follow the current speed limits.
Ford Kuga confirms that the rating "good" can also be achieved with a family SUV. Ford impressed Euro NCAP technical director with a good balance between driver engagement and driver assistance and a robust safety backup technologies. During a two-week test period, the new Kuga scored better on a number of test criteria than several competing models like Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Tesla Model 3 or Volvo V60.
Driving on heavily trafficked roads can be a stressful and demanding exercise for many. These technologies will reduce stress and help the driver have even more focus on the road. The new Ford Kuga has worked hard to make these driver assistance technologies seem as intuitive and natural as possible in use.
The new Ford Kuga comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies designed to make the driving experience safer and more comfortable. These include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with queue assistant and traffic sign recognition. By using a combination of radar and camera to monitor the road and the traffic in front of the car, the system can automatically keep track of the traffic and adapt to the speed limits.
When you are driving the new Kuga, road markings will be continuously monitored and carefully provide some resistance in the steering wheel to keep the car in the middle of the road. The driver can release the steering wheel for up to 15 seconds, before being warned to hold the steering wheel again. The system also emits an audible sound and a visual warning if it notices that the driver is not using the steering wheel. It operates at speeds up to 200 km / h
The queue assistant comes with Kuga's 8-speed automatic transmission. The system automatically stops the engine for up to three seconds and restarts if the car is motionless for less than three seconds. With traffic sign recognition, the car's speed is automatically regulated by reading the traffic signs along the road. The system also uses information from the car's navigation system to display the speed limits.
The new Kuga also comes with several advanced driver assistance technologies to prevent collisions and reduce damage. If the driver prepares for a lane change while a car enters the blind spot, the steering wheel will automatically pull the car back to avoid a collision. It is also equipped with an evasive manoeuvre assistant and an anti-collision system with pedestrian and cyclist detection.