Ford Designs App to Alert Drivers of Pedestrians, Cyclists

Sept. 23, 2022

The mobile app is being designed to use Bluetooth Low Energy and send a location alert from the smartphone of a pedestrian or cyclist near a Ford vehicle.

Sept. 23, 2022—Ford is designing an app that alerts drivers to nearby bicyclists and pedestrians. 

According to Tech Crunch, the mobile app uses Bluetooth Low Energy and sends a location alert from the smartphone of a pedestrian or cyclist near a Ford vehicle to the vehicle itself. In order to utilize this feature, the vehicle would have to have the most recent infotainment system. 

The app can also determine potential crash risks, and will utilize screen and audio alerts to communicate with the vehicle driver. According to TechCrunch, Bluetooth Low Energy uses radio waves to sense potential obstacles. This Bluetooth feature is available in many smartphones. Ford has said that the Bluetooth does not need to be paired to the devices of nearby pedestrians and cyclists in order for the app to sense them. 

The app is meant to act as a compliment to Ford's pre-existing Pilot360 ADAS. 

About the Author

FenderBender Staff Reporters

The FenderBender staff reporters have a combined two-plus decades of journalism and collision repair experience.

Sponsored Recommendations

Best Body Shop and the 360-Degree-Concept

Spanesi ‘360-Degree-Concept’ Enables Kansas Body Shop to Complete High-Quality Repairs

How Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrow Collision Center, Achieves Their Spot-On Measurements

Learn how Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrison Collision Center, equipped their new collision facility with “sleek and modern” equipment and tools from Spanesi Americas...

ADAS Applications: What They Are & What They Do

Learn how ADAS utilizes sensors such as radar, sonar, lidar and cameras to perceive the world around the vehicle, and either provide critical information to the driver or take...

Banking on Bigger Profits with a Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth

The addition of a heavy-duty paint booth for oversized trucks & vehicles can open the door to new or expanded service opportunities.