In September 2012, The Ford B – Max 2012 can be equipped with the Active City Stop. This system triggers automatic braking of the vehicle to reduce the consequences of accidents in the city.
Ford shows through B – Max series its will to improve the safety of its vehicles at Geneva Motor Show. The latter indeed become the first small model of the mark at the oval to benefit from the Active City Stop that appeared on the Ford Focus last year.
This system of detection of collision with automated low speed braking to improve the active safety. A non-negligible contribution given that from the rear at low speed collisions are part of the most common accidents in the city, explains Roland Schaefer, security for Ford Europe analyst.
The Active City Stop causes the meteor automatic braking as soon as a risk of collision with a previous vehicle stopped or idling is detected. From the American manufacturer, B – Max can help avoid a collision up to 15 km/h and reduce the gravity up to 30 km/h.
This system monitors traffic with a sensor located at the top of the windshield, but is not set to run beyond 30 km/h or to detect the presence of pedestrians.
Marketed from next September 2012, the future mini-space of Ford will be able to be fitted on the versions Trend, Titanium and Titanium x recognized in 2011 by a Euro NCAP Advanced, the Active City Stop price will be available as an option at €300.