If there’s one thing Pittsburghers know, it’s the pain of foggy, frosty windshields when cold weather hits. To alleviate the stress that burden causes, Ford has developed a new sensor system that can prevent fogged windshields before you lose visibility.
The system, called Windscreen Weather Station, recently rolled out on the Ford Kuga and Explorer in the United Kingdom. This advanced system, located near the rearview mirror, uses sensors to detect moisture in the air. It can then automatically engage the air conditioning to prevent the glass from fogging up.
“Waiting for your windscreen to clear after exercising is one of life’s little irritations — but driving without being able to clearly see the view ahead can be dangerous. This technology anticipates the problem and deals with it without the driver even knowing,” said Ingo Krolewski, Ford’s European climate control supervisor.
Ford notes that it rolled out the feature in Europe because COVID-19 has led to a major uptick in cycling and running. Breathing hard in cold weather can turn your glass opaque quickly — but the Windscreen Weather Station is that much quicker, helping stop the problem before it starts.
We’re eager to see what new technologies Ford has on the horizon to make our lives that much easier. If you’re interested in seeing what Ford has brought to the table for 2021 — whether it’s the all-new Ford F-150, adventurous Bronco Sport, or all-electric Mustang Mach-E — stop by Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The next wave of connectivity is upon us with the newly announced next-generation Ford SYNC® 4 infotainment system. And what better way for Ford to bring its latest version of SYNC® to market than to debut it in its most exciting new vehicle: the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
“Next-generation SYNC actively starts
adapting to you as soon as you start using it, quickly learning your
preferences and making personalized suggestions,” said Darren Palmer, Ford
global director for battery electric vehicles. “It can suggest going to the gym
if it learns Mondays are workout days or calling home if you do that every day
after work. The result is a cloud-connected assistant and interface that’s
intuitive, beautiful and ready for the future thanks to fast over-the-air
There’s a lot to be excited about when it
comes to SYNC® 4, including cloud-based connectivity, conversional voice
recognition technology, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
But maybe the most exciting aspect is the
adaptability of the system to a variety of different screen sizes, including a
massive 15.5-inch screen. As offered with the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the screen
will be vertically oriented and include a tactile power and volume knob in the
lower center. This large screen will feature the Adaptive Dash Cards function,
which saves recently used and popular features in a horizontal row toward the bottom
of the screen, allowing you to switch tasks more easily.
because SYNC® 4 features over-the-air update technology, the system never stops
improving. Kind of like Ford, really. To learn more about Ford SYNC® 4 and the
exciting new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, stop into Shults Ford South.