All-electric Ford E-Transit received Gold Award from Euro NCAP for its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The award follows analysis of technologies including autonomous emergency braking when approaching vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as lane keeping technology, traffic sign recognition and occupant monitoring systems.
Ford E-Transit: the ADAS suite
E-Transit offers driver assistance technologies including Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Information System with Lane Change Warning & Aid, Junction Assist, a 360-degree camera and Reverse Brake Assist.
Euro NCAP’s simulations tested driver warning and active safety technology actions when approaching parked vehicles or slower traffic, as well as when a vehicle in front brakes sharply. Testing also included responses to a child running into the road, and cyclists and pedestrians walking in or crossing the road.
Waiting for first deliveries, this Spring
«Euro NCAP is a byword for vehicle safety, and the organization extending its Gold Award to E-Transit is testament to Ford’s commitment to customer safety across its commercial vehicle range», said Stuart Southgate, director, Safety Engineering, Ford of Europe. «E-Transit’s advanced driver assistance systems help look after drivers and other road users, and support operators looking to maximise uptime while limiting insurance and accident repair costs».
As we wrote in this post, Ford is already piloting E-Transits in typical daily operation with selected customers across Europe, and customer deliveries are scheduled to begin in spring 2022.