Ford’s latest pothole detection technology will make life easier for drivers struggling with potholes and broken roads.
Set to debut on the upcoming fourth-generation Ford Focus, the pothole detection system uses twelve high-resolution sensors that are able to detect potholes and road damages before they are driven over.
Once the pothole is identified, the system adjusts the dampers in the suspension by changing into the firmest setting.
Ford posted a video showing how the pothole detection system works on their YouTube channel.
Guy Mathot, vehicle dynamics supervisor for the Focus, said that the new suspension technology will be able to reduce the impact of driving over potholes.
“Potholes are a problem that isn’t going away any time soon but, with our advanced suspension technology for the all-new Focus, we’ve been able to reduce their impact.” Guy said.
The pothole detection system will be part of Ford’s Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) system, which was first introduced in the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport. The system will be offered as an optional feature in the next Ford Focus models.