Some high-end cars equipped with this feature which are available to other countries. Ford Philippines now caters Active Park Assist which was launched this year. It comes very handy during parallel parking. Ford's sonar-based technology will locate a perfect spot for you to stay off the busy lane. All you have to do is press the Active Park button, the front panel so display searching for parking spot, a green display will appear, and your car will automatically steers its way to that tight area. All you have to do is manage the breaks and gas manually, of course.
The Active City Stop allows you to break during a sudden stop in front of you while driving below 30kph. This is one of the best feature that I intentionally praised because it helps motorists to avoid or eliminate road accidents. This technology uses a lidar (light detection and ranging), having a distance range of up to 6.5 meters in front. There's no need to push any buttons to activate this safety function. When a moving vehicle suddenly stopped in front of you, it will automatically engaged and it'll move back to normal when the vehicle in your sight moves. Also, manage to step the breaking system to stop permanently.
SYNC-Voice Activated Technology employs multimedia, internet and mobile connectivity, navigation, driving efficiency, vehicle health report, and even climate control options. This is another "world within your fingertips" development. For more of the SYNC-Voice Activated Technology, visit Ford Technology website.
Last week, what I did is to test their newest installment. Ford Philippines hosted a 3-day event at SM City Marikina for the test drive of their safety and newest technology. Here's my video of the said test drive:
Here's the map and schedule of their test drives:
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REGISTRATION (7-14 days)
(Cut-off: 6pm - online pre-registrants)
SM City Marikina
Bonifacio Global City
SM Mall of Asia
Just visit Ford Philippines and Ford Focus Facebook fan page of for more updates and exciting events!