Ford's Personal Safety System™,
a comprehensive safety technology package, is st and ard. The system
provides increased protection in frontal crashes by analyzing crash
factors and determining the proper response within milliseconds.
It uses dual-stage driver and front-passenger air bags – capable
of deploying at full or partial power – safety belt pretensioners
and energy management retractors.
Standard occupant classification sensing
builds on the strength of the Personal Safety System™ to tailor
deployment of the front-passenger air bag. If the passenger seat
sensor detects no weight – or very little weight, as for a
briefcase – the passenger air bag is automatically switched
off. If more weight is on the seat, as for a small child, the air
bag remains deactivated and an instrument panel light alerts the
driver. If a heavier adult is in the passenger seat, the air bag
automatically switches on.
An optional active anti-theft package
offers customers a new level of security. It includes a sensing
module to guard against tow-away thefts, an interior motion sensor
to detect "smash- and -grab" break-ins, a separate alarm
sounder – in addition to the vehicle horn – to thwart
thieves trying to disable the horn and a high-capacity, 60-ampere-hour
battery that sounds the alarm longer.