Blind Spot Info System with Cross-Traffic Alert

How Ford is Improving Safety with Driver-Assistive Features

As the first automaker to introduce factory-installed safety belts, Ford has evolved the basics into advancements that are intended to decrease your risk of an accident. These advancements include accident avoidance and driver-assist technologies that can assist you by alerting you of potential hazards in your path. One of Ford's most popular advanced safety feature includes the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), which now comes with Cross-Traffic Alert (CTA).

How Ford's Blind Spot Information System Can Help to Reduce Accidents

Depending on the vehicle you drive, your blind spot can be more prominent than others. Regardless of the size, however, an unseen vehicle or another object in your blind spot can quickly turn into an accident. Fortunately, automakers have created blind spot monitors to mitigate your risk.

As we mentioned above, Ford's blind spot monitor is called the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert (CTA), which is designed to detect other vehicles in your blind spot. If a vehicle is detected, an indicator light on the side-view mirrors will illuminate. This monitor will also come in handy when you're backing out of your driveway or a parking space and a vehicle is detected in your path.

Now that you understand how the system works, you may be wondering which 2017 Ford models equip the driver-assist feature. The feature is either standard or optional on the C-MAX Energi, C-MAX Hybrid, Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Fusion Energi, Mustang and the Transit.

To learn more about BLIS and CTA, or about any other advanced safety feature, contact our experts today.


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