How the 2013 Ford Fusion Lends a Hand
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The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion is a great example of evolution: the past, present and future of automotive safety. You see, it’s chockful of driver-assist technologies – so many in one package, in fact, it rivals that of luxury cars costing twice as many Benjamins!

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Because the safety technologies are extremely advanced on the Fusion, and are a special grouping of such advancement, they have formed the basis for the R&D of future personal mobility solutions from Ford, including autonomous assist driving capabilities. The capabilities of the Fusion stem from new sensors, such as cameras and radar, combined with existing technologies like electronic power-assisted steering (EPAS) and data from the anti-lock braking and stability control systems.

Among the available safety equipment on the Fusion is the Lane Keeping System (you can watch a video about it here), Driver Alert System, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), active park assist, cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and a rear view camera. This all equates to driver assistance never before available on a midsize sedan in America.

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With regard to the R&D, sensing systems similar to what will be installed on the Fusion are the foundational hardware that will help further progress active safety technology. “The new Fusion is a showcase of how we will use sensors and vehicle data to enhance the driver’s own capabilities when behind the wheel,” said Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Ford Research and Innovation. And watch for driver-assist technologies to eventually even help manage issues like traffic congestion and CO2 reduction. To read more about how Ford develops safety systems, click here.

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33 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Bradlee S Order banks are supposed to open today (5/14/2012). I don't see any info yet! WHen will they open?
1 year(s) ago via
Kim Boucher More manual trannies please!!! I love driving a stick, and I AM old enough to be a grandma!!!!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
@howard. Im a service manager at a ford dealer and I never see problems with the older fusions. Those vehicles as well as all the ford products are at the top of their game.
1 year(s) ago via
Howard Sharrott Watch out for possible transmission problems with the 2013 Fusion (harsh shifting/2-3rd gear flares/slipping). It uses the same problematic transmission as the '10-2012 fusion. hopefully ford got this issue fixed for 2013...
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
付磊 I like it
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michelle H My first car was a Ford Fiesta...long long time ago...use to drive it from Cleveland, Ohio to Northern Michigan every weekend! It was an awesome car back then....I can only imagine how nice they are now!! I think the Fusion is a sharp looking vehicle and I am on the road for an hour each morning and an hour each night returning home from work...I think the Fusion would sit very nicely in my driveway!!
1 year(s) ago via
Judy D actually, my family we got a ford cars right now....we luv it...
1 year(s) ago via
Judy D im gonna stick ford because its amazing thing...
1 year(s) ago via
Judy D i really luv ford...
1 year(s) ago via
Mike Gilliam Driving a 2013 Taurus this week as a rental. sweeet ride
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
ShowCase Orazzi i would really love too win i deserve it
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kevin Corbin A stick is available with the 1.6 ecoboost....
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
james pfft i hope this never come's to Australia. and they keep the Ford falcon here! rear wheel drive straight 6 all the way!
1 year(s) ago via
Ric Arner I love ny Fusión Hybrid - but Ford has a serious problem when it comes to PARTS when it comes to simple repairs. I had to wait for 2 weeks in a rental car while they tried to replace a hose and simple plastic clamp... :-(
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ken Bradley Hate all the techno bs! Just give me power and sexiness. My dad has a Fusion...
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Gianmarco Giammafix Ruffi oh yeah byebye old fusion
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joshua Canada Idk why u would want a manual in a sedan... esp since todays automatics and f1 style trannys are way better... Seems like a few people in here just like grabbin sticks!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Lanny Critchlow I would like to thank FoMoCo for allowing me to work for them. I am so proud of that!!!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Steven Pennington Ford mondeo in the uk. Lol.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeff Bosch When will it be in showrooms?
1 year(s) ago via
Cyndi Madison It gets up and down the mountains in Washington, Oregon And California and that's all the power I need!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Checo Sergio Ramirez Like if is 100% made in America
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jose N Pearl Valdez Beautiful. Too bad they will be expensive. Remember Ford not everyone makes the big bucks like you all. Lol. Jose
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Lee Henderson The new Fusion looks good...but, it needs RWD and powerful engines...Ford needs to figure out that they are wasting their time building a "competitor" for Honda and Toyota...people who swear by that junk aren't switching and your just punishing Ford buyers with boring, slow, wussie FWD rental fleet disposable appliance misery...
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Scott Gray Need to make a performance version... bigger eco-boost, 6-speed manual, awd, under-stated/simple body kit, 18" alloys... SHO??
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Allan Pryor Needs rear wheel drive 6cl and v8 optional like the Aussie Falcon
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tee Red What's the price for the new fusion?
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrew Shryack 2.0 is to small of an engine for me guy i want at least a 3.5
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Will Holland yeah I agree...more manual transmissions in sporty models like the Fusion and Taurus....not everyone is a grandma. still tho, new Fusion is SICK!!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cory Hammonds You can't get anything better than a ford
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joy Slack This IS my new car!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Angela Kinney i'm excited for the new fusion. I just want to see the pricing before i make a decision
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kyle MacDermaid 2.0T with a manual transmission, or I vote everyone boycotts Ford and buys a Regal or a Jetta...
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
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