|Gresham Ford Demonstrates Safety Technology Like the Lane Keeping System|
Driver Alert is designed to help prevent driver inattention. Like the Lane-Keeping System, Driver Alert uses the forward facing camera to detect lane markings on the road ahead. When the system detects that the driver’s alertness level has decreased below a threshold, the driver will receive a series of warnings —
both visual and audible — to help keep them alert. Warnings First — the driver will receive a visual warning in the instrument cluster (coffee cup) and a chime to alert them. Second — if erratic driving continues, another warning will appear and remain displayed for a longer time. Reset — all information is reset as soon as the driver stops and opens the door or turns off the engine. Drivers do not necessarily have to be tired to lose concentration when driving; even simple tasks like changing a radio station can be distracting and the
consequences severe. This system will help them stay alert and attentive while driving.