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Ford Autonomous Driving Technology Combats Congestion
Traffic Jam Assist is in development, but can consumers afford the convenience?
By Casey Nobile


Ford Motor Company continues to expand its involvement in the new wave of driverless vehicle technology with its early prototype of Traffic Jam Assist, which takes over a car’s steering, breaking, and acceleration in congested traffic.

The technology is being developed for the mid-term and builds on Ford’s already-available active park assist, adaptive cruise control, Lane-Keeping Aid and the PowerShift transmission to automatically keep pace with other vehicles in congested traffic.

The system follows the vehicle ahead with advanced radar and camera technology and is adapted to react to fellow drivers in cut-off scenarios.