Keystone Ford Unveils 2017 Ford Fusion with Pothole Detection System

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The new Ford Fusion V6 Sport now at Keystone Ford has new computerized sensors that instantly identify potholes while driving and dampens their impact to reduce serious damage.

Keystone Ford in Chambersburg, PA

Test Drive The New 2017 Ford Fusion At Keystone Ford And Experience A Smoother Ride With The Pothole Detection System Feature.

"All drivers know that cringe that comes with a big hit on a huge pothole you couldn't swerve to avoid," said Clayton Black. "That's now gone because this system dramatically reduces the harsh impact potholes cause," he added.

New computer technology on the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport now available at Keystone Ford can sense a pothole when the front tire strikes it, and it can adjust the car's suspension to its stiffest setting in milliseconds. With this feature, the tire doesn't fall as deeply into the hole. The impact is less jarring than before because it minimizes both tire and wheel damage. It also protects the vehicle's suspension and other sensitive components.

The dealership now has all 2017 Ford Fusion models on display. The V6 Sport's pothole detection system works by instantaneously determining potholes through 12 high-resolution sensors. It's linked to a computer that freezes the car's front wheel before it completely drops into the hole. Once the front wheel has reached the pothole, the computer then knows the rear wheel is also ready to hit the pothole. Sensors scan every two milliseconds for continual adjustment to help the vehicle better withstand the worst pothole-riddled roads.

"All drivers know that cringe that comes with a big hit on a huge pothole you couldn't swerve to avoid," said Clayton Black, General Manager, Keystone Ford. "That's now gone because this system dramatically reduces the harsh impact potholes cause," he added. Central Pennsylvania is notorious for severe winters and the significant potholes that result. Nationally, a study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed repairing pothole damage to all vehicles has totaled more than $15 billion since 2011.

Ford set up a test track in Belgium to create 1.2 miles of severely potholed roads to evaluate the technology before introducing it. An added benefit of these trials was knowledge gained by Ford engineers to improve its automobile frames to withstand better driving on the world's worst pavements.

To learn more about the 2017 Ford Fusion, visit Keystone Ford, 301 Walker Rd., Chambersburg, Pa., 17201. Call 717-264-5104. Visit http://www.keystoneford.com for additional information.

Keystone Ford sells and services Ford sedans, SUVs, and trucks as well as used vehicles. The dealership has served Chambersburg and south central Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. They not only provide vehicles for personal use or in commercial fleets, but they offer flexible financing, guaranteed approvals, online credit, and vehicle valuation estimates for trade-ins. Regional price incentives and special offers on select vehicles are regularly posted on its website.

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