Ford Lane Keeping Systems
Camera’s mounted behind the windshield’s rear view mirror help monitor road lane markings on select Ford vehicles. This new technology safety feature alerts drivers of impending traffic or unintentional drifting via an alert on the instrument cluster display.
Ford’s lane keeping system will only become available above 40 mph (64 km/h). It will work as long as the camera can detect at least one lane marking, as described in the calibration video below by Steve Zack. However, the system may not function if the camera is blocked or if there is damage to the windshield.
The system will also alert the driver to put their hands on the steering wheel if the aid mode detects no steering activity for a short period of time. The system may also identify a light grip on the steering wheel as hands-off driving.
Calibration Tools for Ford Safety Alert Systems
Steve Zack, scan tool expert and Bosch Technical Instructor, explains more about calibration requirements for forward facing cameras and sensors. Watch the video below to learn more about the conversation with Steve and the steps involved with calibration. He provides tips and considerations for safely performing a dynamic calibration on the Ford F-150 Lane Keep Assist (LKA)/Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
For additional information on how to use Ford’s Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist click here.