2012 Ford Focus Active Park Assist Feature Eases Pain Of Parallel Parking

The substantial technology investment for the all-new, next-generation Ford Focus brings an unprecedented level of driver assistance features to its segment, including an advanced parking assist technology generally found only in larger, more expensive vehicles.

“Crowded urban parking puts additional pressure on the driver,” said Ali Jammoul, director, chassis engineering. “Focus gives buyers a compelling option in active park assist, designed to make parallel parking a breeze.”

Painless parallel parking

The new Focus offers available with active park assist, an advanced new system which automatically steers the vehicle into parallel parking spaces. The system uses two ultrasonic sensors (one on each side of the vehicle) to scan for large enough space between parked cars – these spaces can be just three feet longer than the overall vehicle length.

Once a suitable space has been identified, the driver is alerted and clear parking instructions are shown in the cluster display using simple text and graphics. The driver controls the accelerator and brake, and selects a forward or reverse gear, while the system turns the steering wheel automatically.

The standard front and rear parking sensors provide an audible warning to help the driver judge when the car is getting close to the surrounding vehicles. To assist accurate parking in tight spots, the system will ask the driver to move the vehicle backward and forward until properly positioned.

Fuller Ford is expecting the new 2012 Focus to arrive sometime around the middle of the year. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Come in today to see Ford’s entire line of fuel efficient vehicles. Or, check out our inventory at www.fullerisford.com.

Learn more about the all-new 2012 Ford Focus at https://fullerisford.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/dynamic-all-new-ford-focus-models-bring-expressive-design/.



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