Ford connected car technology warns drivers of accidents, tailbacks or freak weather

Mail Online | 1/14/2020 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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Ford wants to fit 80 per cent of its 2020 vehicles with technology that warns drivers about upcoming road accidents, bad weather and traffic jams.

It is rolling out its Local Hazard Information Technology (LHI) after a successful European trial of the tech on its Ford Puma.

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The system pools data from other connected road users, emergency services and the authorities and beams it from the cloud directly to the car.

Alerts pop up on the car's dashboard display warning the driver about what lies around the corner.

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Ford claims the system will be triggered by what happens to Ford cars ahead that are equipped with its FordPass Connect embedded modem - which connects to the internet with a 4G connection.

A variety of events can trigger an alert, including airbag deployment, hazard warning lights activated or windscreen wipers in use.

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Ford claims the service could also be used...
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