Ford engineers understand that even experienced drivers may tense up when faced with a crowded parking lot or tight space on the street when behind the wheel of the new Ford Transit van. So, they are eliminating some of the stress with an available technology tool. Active Park Assist can help drivers of every skill level park the Ford Transit van like a pro.
“Frequent stops in busy city streets are the norm
for many van drivers during the working day, and that can be a challenge in
such a large vehicle where visibility can be limited,” said Ford Transit
Chief Program Engineer Ian Porter. “Ford technologies like Active Park Assist
help drivers and operators put their energy into their best work, and spend
less time stressing about parking.”
The innovative technology is available on the
Transit and Transit Custom models. Active Park Assist employs 12 ultrasonic
sensors to survey objects near the van. Under proper conditions, the
information pulled from the sensors helps the system determine the van’s precise
positioning. Once that is calculated, the Park-Out assist feature can take over
parking duties. Your only roles are hitting the gas and brake pedal when
necessary, and voila! The van easily maneuvers into its parking spot.
Contact Tropical Ford to learn more about the game-changing Active Park Assist tech and the new Ford Transit van.
With the ever-growing size of many American cars, parking
can sometimes be a nightmare, especially if you are in the city. According to
INRIX, a transportation analytics organization, drivers spend an average of 17
hours a year looking for parking. This number maxes out at 107 hours a year for
drivers in New York City.
If you live in a crowded urban area, you might want to consider investing in a compact Ford EcoSport. Per Ford, the EcoSport is the most compact SUV in North America.* So while many parking spots are too small for some SUVs, they’re just the right size for the EcoSport. Ford calls these spots “EcoSpots.” The EcoSport measures only 161.3 inches in length, while still offering lots of interior space for passengers and cargo.
In fact, the EcoSport is 8.5 inches shorter than a Mini
Countryman, but still has more cargo area. It is also more than 7 inches
shorter than the Buick Encore while still having more cargo space. The EcoSport
also boasts versatile cargo space thanks to flip-and-fold second-row seats and
an adjustable cargo floor.
In addition to its compact size, the EcoSport comes
well-equipped for a practical and connected driving experience. Standard
features include Bluetooth® connectivity, two USB ports, a rearview camera, and
a cargo cover.
Stop by Tropical Ford to test-drive the delightful EcoSport for yourself.