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Ford Co-Pilot360 Apparently Has Some Big Changes In Store

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It’s been a little over two years since Ford Co-Pilot360 originally debuted as a suite of driver-assist technologies. At the time, it consisted of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, lane keeping system, rear backup camera, and auto high beam lighting technology, and first saw duty in the 2019 Ford Edge and Edge ST. Now, it appears that Ford Co-Pilot360 is on the verge of some sort of update, according to Ford North America Product Communications manager Mike Levine.

Levine tweeted out an ominous and short message today that simply read “some super cool Ford Co-Pilot360 news to share tomorrow.” What, exactly, this news is remains a total and complete mystery. But we have to imagine that it’ll be some sort of update, or perhaps the addition of a totally new driver-assist technology or technologies.

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Two years ago, Co-Pilot360 was the cream of its proverbial crop in the automotive world, providing more driver-assist technologies than any other non-luxury car brand at that time. But technology changes quickly, so it’s probably time for an update. A few months prior to the original rollout of Co-Pilot360, Ford had just signed an agreement with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make automatic braking systems standard by September, 2022.

Since then, Ford has also added reverse brake assist with AEB in the North America and Asia Pacific markets, and is investing $500 million over five years to develop more driver-assist and active safety technologies.

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It’s also quite possible that Ford has made the decision to offer a larger suite of Co-Pilot360 technologies available on less expensive models or as standard equipment. The automaker recently got called out by Consumer Reports for the fact that Ford F-150 buyers must opt for pricey trim levels in order to have access to blind spot warning technology.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow. But it’s probably a good bet that future Ford vehicles will only bet getting smarter, and most importantly, safer.

We’ll have more on this as soon as it’s available, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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    • You might as well remove the electric starter, battery, interior lights, radio and entertainment system, electric mirrors, electric locks, electronic ignition, fuel injection, horn, turn signals, and all the Federal imposed emission controls, then go back to the 1920’s level of technology. You will save money by the reduction of all that weight and less gas consumption, too! Oh, don’t forget to trade in your modern cellphone for a Western Electric rotary dial model with a mechanical bell.

      The Mach-E is the true future of all cars, The gas engine and all its support systems will disappear, and driving with electricity will be as simple as a battery powered toy, except it is a full sized model. Just plug it in to charge overnight and drive all day!

      • Ya and I love you completely ignore the Range Anxiety issue along with “What do we do with all the obsolete batteries” in 7 years. Electric cars are sewing machines on wheels, nothing more.

  1. Co-Pilot 360 actually debuted on the 2019 Fusion, going into production and available at dealers several months before Edge. Probably not emphasized by Ford due to upcoming end of Fusion.

  2. Electric cars are not without any carbon foot print as you trace back to the electric source, and what builds, maintains and powers these big electric producers. Not to mention the additional electric demand…and possible grid short falls during outages. Yes self owned solar panels can help but it would be more $$ on top of the car itself.
    So to think the electric cars will save the world, well possibly as we move toward the future.
    But likely we will all be TAXED into riding bikes or buses before that .

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