2018 F-150 in Action: Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop & Go
New cutting-edge technology allows the new 2018 Ford F-150 to not only raise the bar — but become the bar!
Some of the new technology found in late-model Ford trucks is quite advanced. Unfortunately, not everyone is in sync with the latest and greatest gadgets, so adopting them and learning how to use them efficiently can be a hurdle. As a result, the Ford Motor Company has created these neat videos titled “Demos with Drones.”
This episode brings us a neat demonstration of a new system in the 2018 Ford F-150 called Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go. In summary, it works like a traditional cruise control system but it employs new radar and camera technology to take it to a whole new level.
As you’ll see in the video, the F-15o is towing a pretty large boat as the driver dials in the speed he wants to cruise at in the half-ton truck. In front of the truck is a Ford Fiesta pretending to be just another driver on a public highway. As you may already know, setting your cruising speed only to have someone cut you off or make you slow down is extremely annoying. So, that’s where Adaptive Cruise Control comes in.
Utilizing the radar and camera in the 2018 F-150, the truck will maintain the set speed until another vehicle obstructs its path. Then, the truck will set a gap and match that vehicle’s speed, accelerating or braking as necessary — all without the driver’s input! If traffic were to come to a halt, the F-150 will do so as well.
Once the normal flow of traffic resumes, the F-150 will accelerate until it reaches the speed originally set by the driver. No human input necessary! (Just steering.)