Potholes are appearing across Europe at a faster rate than many governments can repair them. They don’t just make journeys uncomfortable. Harsh impacts with severe potholes, can also damage your car and leave you with hefty repair bills.
Ford is helping a limit the impact of damaged roads for drivers of the all-new Ford Focus. By introducing Pothole Detection Technology.
The system senses when wheels fall into a pothole and adjust the suspension to stop them falling far into it. Dramatically limiting the harsh impact on vehicle and occupants. It then sends a signal to the rear suspension, so that it’s prepared in advance to help protect the wheels from the hazard.
Ford developed the system on some of the worst public roads in Europe and on a specially created test track with precise replicas of potholes and road hazards from around the world that mirror daily driving scenarios Ford owners might encounter.
Source: Ford Company