The Ford brand is one of the leading automakers when it comes to introducing new technology. It’s already one of the pioneers in exploring self-driving cars. So, what are some of the new technologies the company is exploring?

For starters, it’s working on a new system to help vehicles absorb the impact of a pothole. Most cars these days have pothole detection, but technology the Blue Oval is working on enables a car to absorb the pothole as it drives right over it. Sensors near the tire detect a pothole and instruct the car to brace for impact within 15 milliseconds of the tire making contact.

That’s not all. Don’t forget that the Ford brand also caters to families. Models like the 2017 Ford Explorer are designed for the family man and soccer mom with kids in tow. This is why the brand is also testing a new crib that simulates the gentle movement and rocking motion of a car ride. This helps lull a newborn to sleep and stay asleep.

Of course, as mentioned earlier, there is also the autonomous technology that the automaker is well known for. In fact, the business consulting firm Navigant rated the Ford brand as the leading company in driverless technology, beating other car companies and even Google. Autonomous technology holds promise for its ability to potentially save lives, especially when you consider that human error is the number one cause of traffic accidents.

Stop by Folsom Lake Ford today and check out our latest Ford cars for sale near Sacramento, CA. Our models on inventory come equipped with the latest safety and entertainment technology. This creates a refined driving experience that wasn’t even conceivable just a decade ago.