Ford recently spilled the beans on many of its upcoming vehicles and services, which includes “Co-Pilot360,” the automaker’s suite of active safety technology. And it will be standard on almost all new vehicles starting with the 2019 Edge crossover.
Meanwhile, the Blue Oval called out Chevrolet and other rivals over their lack of standard active-safety technology. In a supplied chart, Ford showed that Chevy only offers a standard rearview camera. Co-Pilot360 will include Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian-detection, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert, a lane-keeping system, rear backup camera and automatic high-beams.
Ford will also add reverse braking assist with automatic braking to the suite of systems in the near future, which can help avoid rearward crashes and minimize their impact. GM knows a thing or two about the system; the 2018 Cadillac XT5 offers the technology, and it was ranked highest by the Insurance Institue for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Chevrolet has not announced its own standard active safety technologies, but we have a feeling such an announcement is coming. Other rivals, such as Toyota and Honda, moved to make similar systems standard with new vehicles as well.