The 2017 Ford Fusion Tackles Traffic with its New Stop-and-Go Technology

Most drivers don’t exactly enjoy the flickering of red break lights and bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour in big cities in Utah and elsewhere — but lucky for them — neither does the Ford Motor Company. While Ford can’t eliminate road traffic, they have a found a way to make it much more bearable with the 2017 Ford Fusion.

The 2017 Ford Fusion

While the Ford Fusion already offers an adaptive cruise control system that has the ability to maintain a safe distance behind another vehicle while on cruise control, it will now also be implemented with the new stop-and-go feature. Ford’s stop-and-go feature works by regulating the throttle and breaks while in congested traffic. This means, when a car in front of you comes to a complete stop, so will your Ford Fusion. However, if the vehicle is held at a complete stop for more than 3 seconds, it will remain stopped until the driver selects “resume” on the steering wheel or accelerates forward by manually using the gas pedal.

The Stop-And-Go Feature

This new stop-and-go feature is meant to collaborate and work with the already-existing adaptive cruise control system. Both technologies are using sensors as a tool to deal with congested traffic in busy cities in Utah and elsewhere. In fact, the automobile company tested this new technology in the Ford Fusion in cities like Los Angeles that have thick traffic constantly. The goal is that consumers in Utah and elsewhere in cities with heavy traffic with heavy traffic, will benefit from the new technology. While the stop-and-go feature remains the hot topic of the 2017 Ford Fusion, there are also many other new safety features and technologies being embedded in the vehicle.

For example, safety technologies — such as a pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection — can be found along with the adaptive cruise control and stop-and-go feature. This system can activate brakes in the situation where the car detects a collision, and reduce the severity of any frontal collisions and sometimes completely prevent them from occurring.

Ford has also announced that the Fusion isn’t these only vehicle getting new upgrades. In the upcoming next two years, Ford is planning on implementing the stop-and-go feature into three other Ford vehicles sold from Utah to the East Coast.

Ford Motor Company — arguably one of the biggest “trend-setters” in the automotive industry — is back at it again with this new 2017 Ford Fusion technology. Prices have yet to be determined but we should be seeing the traffic-tackling vehicle hitting the streets soon.

Alyssa Koenig is an automotive writer reporter for Fusion 360, an SEO and content marketing agency. Information provided by Henry Day Ford. Follow on Twitter.