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2011 Ford Explorer to have curve control


The forthcoming 2011 Ford Explore will have the curve control system. The curve control helps the driver maintain the grip of the control as the car enters a curve. This feature is very helpful when the car enters or exits a highway.

Everyone notices that when exiting a Highway there is a speed limit pointed at the exit sign. So if the speed limit is written as 25 mph then it is probably ok to have a speed all way up to 35 mph. The moment you cross the limit of the car 10 mph above the limit of the car, you know that you are driving in a danger zone. The 2011 Ford Explorer help you alarm if you are drive at too high speed when driving on a curve.

Many times you miss reading the speed limit while exiting from a highway that has curve ( You may me on a cell phone). The Ford’s curve control will aid you keep your car in a limit.

The system works by measuring driver’s steering input and the speed of that input. At the same time sensors of the Ford Explorer measures roll rate, yaw rate, lateral acceleration, and wheel speed. It does these 100 times every second. With the help of the these data, the computer of the Ford Explorer detects of the speed is too high for the given curve. The system then automatically applies brakes and reduces torque. The slows the vehicle by about 10mph in a second. In US there are over 50,000 crashes on the curves every year. Ford expects that these crashes are avoidable.

The 2011 Explorer will also have inflatable rear seat belt – probably first in the industry for a SUV. ,

If you plan to buy Ford, this could be another reason why you will go for it.

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  1. July 5th, 2010 at 21:26 | #1

    This curve control system just sounds like a way for idiot drivers to continue to be idiots.

    Rollovers are very dangerous and the risk is high in top heavy vehicles. Any system made to reduce the risk of these accidents from happening is a good one. However, at what point do drivers become too dependent on these systems and forget how to drive?

    If you have a Ford Explorer don’t try and take that exit ramp like you’re in a Mustang!

  2. Mike Glorio
    July 27th, 2010 at 13:41 | #2

    Buy a USA product – that way the money stays in US economy and does not fly up ending in China and Japan.

  3. Lisa
    August 3rd, 2010 at 05:57 | #3

    Hi CarComplaint,

    Yes these new features ARE for the idiots. Note that many times even non idiots while talking on cellphone take exit and miss the sign that shows a speed limit of 25 miles per hour. If you are running at 45 miles per hour on that exit – the curve control system will probably help you.