Wednesday, 13 May 2009 09:23

Ford Engineers Pit Shopping Carts, Water Cannons Against New Safety Technologies

Using robots to ram shopping cars and bicycle wheels into car doors, and blasting water cannons to force vehicle into skids, Ford  engineers are using extreme tests to fine tune new, industry-leading safety technologies for its vehicles. Used to test technologies like the Collision Warning with Brake Support crash-avoidance system, these tests are part of Ford's efforts to accelerate new collision protection and avoidance technologies. Ford's safety leadership is built on having more Insurance Institute-rated "Top Safety Pick" vehicles than any other automaker and the most U.S. government 5-star test ratings of any brand.

For a complete gallery of Ford's extreme safety testing, visit the Ford Safety Technology and Testing Web Site