Shortly after launching the new Ford Certified Glass Network, The Blue Oval is hard at work gaining aftermarket support for its advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS), which CEO Jim Farley believes will represent a major source of revenue for the automaker moving forward. Ford Certified Collision Network members recently received an optional training program centered around ADAS, while the National Safety Council, PAVE, and SAE International released a set of new recommendations for universal terms for ADAS features. Now, Ford ADAS systems are getting substantial aftermarket support as they continue to expand in terms of sheer numbers and availability.
Standard Motor Products (SMP) just announced that it is expanding its program of advanced driver-assist system offerings, with a particular focus on Ford ADAS systems. This line of direct-fit replacement units are designed to be just as reliable as OEM parts and are correctly calibrated to work with different vehicles – a list that currently includes 550 different parts including includes Park Assist Cameras and Sensors, Cruise Control Detection Sensors, Blind Spot Detection Sensors, Lane Departure System Cameras, and Steering Angle Sensors.
On the Blue Oval side of things, SMP now offers Blind Spot Detection Sensors for nearly 5.8 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles including the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger, 2020-2021 Ford Explorer, and 2018-2021 Lincoln Navigator. Many Cruise Control Distance Sensors have also been added for FoMoCo models, including the 2018-2020 Ford F-150 and 2018-2020 Ford Expedition. Additionally, Lane Departure System Cameras have been introduced for the 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX and 2020-2021 Ford Escape. Together with new parts for various other automakers, SMP’s new offerings cover an additional 44.5 million vehicles in operation today.
“Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are an integral part of keeping drivers and their families safe,” said John Herc, SMP’s Vice President, Engine Management Marketing. “Standard is committed to consistently introducing and releasing new part numbers to maintain a complete ADAS Program.”