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1 March 2022

Next-Gen Ford Everest Puts Safety at the Heart of Every Adventure

  • New suite of driver assist technologies complements enhanced features to help reduce stress behind the wheel and help keep drivers focused on the road ahead.
  • New safety and driver-assist technologies have been introduced to Everest, including a blind-spot monitoring system that can help when towing.
  • Nine airbags are available to protect occupants in the event of an accident.

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, March 1, 2022 – Whether conquering off-road trails or city traffic, the Next-Generation Ford Everest’s driver assist technologies and safety systems are designed to help owners and their families explore with confidence.

Next-Gen Everest introduces new technologies that work alongside existing, enhanced driver aids to deliver a greater level of safety than ever before.

“Drivers told us that their number one concern was safety on the road,” said Stefan Seemann, Australia-based driver assistance technology engineer for Ford International Markets Group.

“Next-Gen Everest gave us the opportunity to really look at ways we could help keep drivers and their passengers safer than ever before.”

 

Next-Generation Ford Everest Safety Features

More Driver Assist Technologies1
The Next-Gen Everest’s suite of driver assist technologies is designed to reduce stress behind the wheel and help keep drivers focused on the road ahead.

BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage 1, 2 is a first for Everest and offers Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) coverage for both the Everest and the trailer it’s towing. Using sensors built into the taillamps, BLIS can alert the driver when a vehicle in an adjacent lane is detected in the blind spot, which helps avoid collisions when switching lanes. In vehicles fitted with Ford’s optional factory Tow Pack3, the Trailer Coverage system can be set to the length of the trailer, supporting trailers up to 2.4 metres wide and 10 metres long. The system also allows you to store your trailer’s dimensions for quick setup. Once set, the system re-adjusts to account for the trailer, picking up vehicles in the customer’s blind spot sooner.

Cross-Traffic Alert1 warns of traffic approaching from the sides when the vehicle is in reverse, which helps when backing out of a driveway or parking spot.

In Ford’s optional factory Tow Pack, the Integrated Electric Trailer Brake Controller3 system is fully integrated into the instrument panel as well as the vehicle’s on-board computer, removing the need for bulky, after-market units. The system ensures smooth and effective trailer braking by powering the trailer’s electric brakes with a proportional output based on the towing vehicle’s brake pressure. It also allows for manual override by the driver.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (iACC) with Lane Centring 1,4 helps you maintain the correct speed when you’re on the road and with Stop & Go5, can slow down your Everest if traffic ahead has stopped or slowed. Lane Centring4 is able to detect lane markings and help keep the vehicle centred in the lane, while intelligent adaptive cruise control also adds speed sign recognition to help you stay at the right speed6.

Lane-Keeping System with Road Edge Detection1,7 is designed to be used on rural roads from 65km/h and uses Everest’s wide-view camera located below the rearview mirror to monitor road edges up to 50 metres in front of the vehicle. Where a paved road becomes a soft verge, gravel hard shoulder or grass, the system provides gentle steering support as required to prevent the vehicle from drifting off the road.

Pre-collision assist with intersection functionality1,8 has been enhanced for the Next-Gen Everest and uses camera technology to detect a potential collision with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist directly in front of the vehicle, and then alert the driver. If the driver’s reaction is not sufficient, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) will pre-charge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full response when you do brake. If you fail to react and a collision is imminent, the system can apply the brakes automatically to avoid or reduce the severity of the collision. AEB has also been enhanced with the ability to provide AEB support at an intersection, thanks to the addition of a new, wider camera.

Evasive Steer Assist (ESA)1,9 employs the same wide-view camera and radar sensor technology used by the Pre-Collision Assist and AEB systems to help avoid collisions. If there’s enough distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead, and if a collision can’t be avoided by braking alone, ESA can help drivers to steer with less effort required by providing additional steering support.

Reverse Brake Assist1,10 helps drivers to reverse into parking spots and other tight spaces by providing audible and visual warnings. It can detect vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians crossing behind the vehicle. The system can even bring the Everest to a complete stop if the driver doesn’t react in time.

Parking can be stressful but with the Active Park Assist 2.01 feature exclusive on Platinum, the Everest will guide itself into parallel or perpendicular spots with the press of a button. Ultrasonic sensors can detect an appropriate parallel parking space and autonomously steer the vehicle into the space, taking care of the steering, accelerator, gearshift, and brakes. The driver can take over at any time by applying the brakes or taking their finger off the Active Park Assist button. The system can also drive you out. Simply activate the system and select N for neutral and active park assist will do the rest. Once the system drives the vehicle to a position where the parking space can be exited in a forward movement, a message appears instructing you to take full control of the vehicle. Combined with Platinum’s 360-degree camera, rear camera, and front and rear parking sensors, the Next-Gen Everest has you covered.

Post-Collision Braking1 applies the brakes after a collision to reduce the risk of secondary collisions. The system automatically engages with moderate brake pressure when an initial collision is detected, potentially reducing the likelihood of a secondary collision, or injury to occupants or damage to the vehicle.

Glare-free high beam LED matrix headlamps, standard on Platinum, help stop Everest from dazzling oncoming traffic without the driver needing to dip the high-beam. Using a windshield-mounted camera to detect headlights or taillights ahead, the nine segments within the matrix headlights can be switched on and off to provide the best high-beam array for the driver without dazzling other road users. The headlights also offer dynamic and static bending capability and speed-dependent lighting which can adjust the length of the light beam according to the vehicle’s speed.

Occupant protection systems include load-limiting pre-tensioning driver, front passenger and outboard second row seatbelts, as well as nine airbags – dual front, dual front knee airbags, side and curtain airbags that cover up to the third row, and new-to-Everest front centre airbag between the front seats, providing extra protection between front row seat occupants in the event of a side impact.

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  • Disclosures
    1. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate at certain speeds, or in certain driving, road or weather conditions.
    2. Trailer Coverage system supports conventional trailer dimensions: up to 2.4m wide (measured at trailer front) and up to 10m long from the rear of your vehicle. Drivers will need to create a profile of their trailers in SYNC® to support this system.
    3. Tow Bar and Integrated Brake Controller optional at additional cost. When using the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, drivers must set the gain on the Braker Controller unit.
    4. iACC and Lane Centering has a minimum operating speed of 20km/hr. Detection of lower speed limit will result in system entering standby. The Stop and Go functionality of this system operates as low as 0km/hr in traffic jam situations.
    5. If vehicle is stopped for more than three seconds, driver must intervene and press “RES” button or accelerator pedal to resume the system operation.
    6. Drivers are responsible for maintaining the correct legal speed limit at all times and should not rely solely upon the Speed Sign Recognition system.
    7. Designed for use on rural roads at speeds of 65 – 110km/h. The feature does not detect every edge and does require a level of contrast between the road surface and the edge.
    8. Pre-collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking detects pedestrians, but not in all conditions, and can help avoid or reduce a collision. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for Limitations.
    9. Evasive Steer Assist does not control steering.
    10. Reverse Brake Assist functions when in reverse and travelling at a speed of 2-12 km/h (1-7 mph). Please see the Owner's Manual for precautions and limitations.
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