New Ford Fiesta safety technology captures and processes 15 images in the blink of an eye

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ACCURATE: Active City Stop constantly monitors the gap to vehicles in front.

EVEN the most attentive driver has to blink, and by the time they have opened their eyes Ford’s Active City Stop low-speed collision avoidance technology that is being introduced to new Fiesta in Europe will have captured and processed 15 images of the road ahead in its search for potential hazards.

Active City Stop uses a light detecting and ranging sensor to scan the road ahead 50 times every second – more than twice the speed of the movie industry standard frame rate – to help prevent collisions at speeds up to 15 km/h, and help reduce the severity of impacts at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

“Urban areas are breeding grounds for low-speed accidents caused by drivers failing to notice the car in front has stopped,” said Florian Schweter, new Fiesta Active City Stop development engineer, Ford of Europe. “High traffic volumes, lots of potential distractions and slow-moving, stop-start traffic mean Active City Stop can provide a much-needed extra eye on the road.”

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