A recent study conducted by Ford and Penn Schoen Berland found there are more drivers in Los Angeles that fear backing out into the citiy’s busy streets than those that fear ghosts or flying. Luckily for them, automakers like Ford offer a range of driver assistance technologies to help keep them safe and their fears in check.
Of those that participated in the survey, 26 percent said they feared backing out onto a busy street the most, while 16 percent said they feared ghosts and 15 percent said they feared flying. Additionally, three out of four said monitoring blind spots is a concern, while seven out of 10 listed backing out onto a busy street as a concern. At the same time, • nearly seven in 10 said they are more likely to purchase a vehicle that includes blind spot alert technology, while six in 10 said they are more likely to buy one with a rear view camera.
Ford’s driver-assist and semi-autonomous technologies include active park assist, lane-keeping aid, and a Blind Sport Information System. The automaker also offers more vehicle nameplates in the United States with active park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane-keeping aid and blind spot monitoring than any other manufacturer and has four models with the most available driver-assist features in their respective segments.