The new Ford Focus has learned to recognize potholes on the roads

The new Ford Focus has learned to recognize potholes on the roads

June 22, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The company Ford told about the new system for the Focus of the fourth generation, whose European sales will begin in the summer of 2018

Ford Focus fourth-generation will be available with a new system of recognition of potholes on the road, which will soften the ride on broken roads. This is reported by the publication Autocar.

The new feature, which is part of the optional adaptive shock absorber system, uses 12 high-precision sensors that can detect potholes before the car hits them.

In this case, the electronics will automatically transfer the corresponding shock absorber to maximum rigidity, which will prevent the wheel from getting too deep into the pothole. This, in turn, will reduce the momentum of the wheel popping back out of the pit, which will reduce the risk of damage and loss of controllability of the car. In the UK, adaptive shock absorbers for the new Ford Focus will cost an additional 650 pounds.

Ford Focus fourth generation, which the company called “the most technically advanced model in the last 20 years,” was introduced in April 2018. The basis for the hatchback and station wagon was completely new modular architecture C2, which was created by the European engineers of the company.

The list of electronic assistants included adaptive cruise control with the possibility of a complete stop and automatic start, a system for observing the number of traffic and recognition of road signs, a projection display and a semi-automatic parking function.

Motor gamma: a three-cylinder gasoline engine of the EcoBoost family with a capacity of one liter, available in three power levels: 85, 100 and 125 horsepower. In addition, two 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine are available, developing 150 and 185 horsepower.