The European Modeo will be the first Ford car with Pedestrian Detection, which uses radar and camera sensors to identify pedestrians in or near the vehicle’s path.
Automakers are building research vehicles that can take in vast amounts of data about their surroundings in a split second. Now it’s up to data scientists to figure how cars can use that information.
Ford is testing two new autonomous driving technologies. One will let a car park itself even if the driver is outside the vehicle. The other will assume control over the car at highway speeds to avoid collisions.