We’ve all had the occasional slip-up while driving on the highway. It’s been three hours into your drive to Calgary, you’re hyped up on Red Bull, and your significant other jumpscares you into jerking your steering wheel back into your lane so you don’t clip the 1995 Toyota Camry coming up beside you. In most cases, staying in your lane shouldn’t be a problem. But these long drives out of town, accompanied by an audiobook of Julia Roberts narrating Eat, Pray, Love, can be dreadful.
That’s why Ford made the Lane-Keeping System, so you don’t accidentally drift into the next lane from exhaustion or distraction. Want to learn more about other perks you get with the Lane Keeping system? Let Kentwood Ford give you the details!
How It Works
The Lane Keeping system is made up of two modes: alert and aid. With the alert mode, three short vibrations on the steering wheel warn you to steer your vehicle back into your lane. Meanwhile, the aid mode uses the steering system to help direct your vehicle back towards your lane and you can feel the wheel move as a result. The system uses a forward-facing camera to detect when you’re drifting into a different lane.
While the Lane Keeping system isn’t a complete substitute for safe driving and diligence, it does a great job assisting you with your commute. You should always remain awake and attentive as you drive, and the alerts on the Lane Keeping system give additional reassurance for you to drive confidently knowing you and other drivers are safe on the road. Think of it as your significant other jump scaring you, except without the jumpscare or the general yelling that would follow suit.
Modes Can Be Used Separately Or Simultaneously
You have the choice of using both the alert and aid mode separately or simultaneously while driving. If you prefer just a little nudge to notify you when you’re drifting, the alert mode should be enough. But if you want more aggressive assistance to keep you in your lane, add the aid mode for more reassurance.
Instead of switching the audiobook out for the loud gorilla drums of Phil Collins’ Coming In The Air Tonight to keep you awake while you drive, the Lane Keeping system uses three short vibrations on the steering wheel to warn you of a lane drift. You can adjust the intensities of the vibrations in the message centre to either low, normal, or high. The system also saves your settings so you don’t have to reset it the next time you turn on the system—it remembers, don’t worry.
These were just a few of the benefits you get while driving with the Lane Keeping system included with your Ford vehicle. To learn more about it, or other Ford safety technologies, visit or contact Kentwood Ford today!