Ford Intelligent Vehicles Coming Soon Announces Fresno Ford Dealer

Visalia Ford, a leading Fresno Ford dealer, is happy to announce that Ford is expanding its commitment to intelligent vehicles that will help warn drivers of potential dangers and flag traffic congestion to help the environment.
 
 
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Feb. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Visalia Ford, a leading Fresno Ford dealer, is happy to announce to its customers that Ford is aggressively moving its commitment forward to wirelessly connected intelligent vehicles, known as vehicle-to-vehicle communications, becoming the first automaker to build prototype vehicles across the U.S.

“Ford believes intelligent vehicles that talk to each other through advanced Wi-Fi are the next frontier of collision avoidance innovations that could revolutionize the driving experience and hold the potential of helping reduce many crashes,” said Sue Cischke, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.

Fresno Ford shoppers will be happy to know that in an October report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it showed that potential safety benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle communications estimates that intelligent vehicles could help 4,336,000 police-reported, light-vehicle crashes annually, which is 81 percent of all light-vehicle crashes.  

Ford’s new vehicle communications research technology allows vehicles to talk wirelessly through Wi-Fi signals from a secure channel allocated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Under radar-based safety features, this Wi-Fi based radio system allows a full-range, 360-degree detection of potentially dangerous situations.

Fresno Ford Dealer Announces Ford To Unveil Intelligent Vehicle Prototype in Summer 2011

For example, drivers could be alerted through this technology if their vehicle is on path to collide with another vehicle at an intersection when a vehicle in front of them stops suddenly or if a traffic pattern changes.  This advanced Wi-Fi system can alert drivers if there is a risk of collision of changing lanes or if another driver lose control.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications will also help ease traffic delays and improve fuel efficiency.  In a report by the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), traffic congestion has become worse in all major American cities and drivers have wasted nearly 3.9 billion gallons of fuel in 2009 and costing commuters $808 in additional fuel.  

Ford wants Fresno Ford customers to know that they are teaming up with other automakers, the federal, and local road commissions to create a common language so all vehicles can to each other through vehicle-to-vehicle communications.  The world’s first government-sponsored driving clinics will begin in summer 2011 where Ford will show off two prototype Ford Taurus sedans.  This partnership is hoping to develop inter-operability standards in advance of completing the research phase in 2013.

“Ford has laid the groundwork to give vehicles a voice with SYNC and Wi-Fi technology,” said Jim Vondale, director, Ford Automotive Safety Office. “Now we’re working with other automakers and government leaders worldwide to develop common standards globally to bring intelligent vehicles to market quicker and more affordably.”

For more information please call Visalia Ford at 559-840-3663 or visit its website at http://www.visaliaford.com today.

About Visalia Ford:

Visalia Ford, part of the Groppetti Automotive Family, serves the greater Fresno area with a large selection of new and used Ford vehicles.

Contact Visalia Ford:
1300 E. Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA 93292-6913
Phone: 559-840-3663
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