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Denver Worries About Other Drivers and Visibility on the Roads; Ford Smart Mobility Tour Showcases Solutions to Help

  • Denver worries about visibility and other drivers driving recklessly on the roads - according to an independent study commissioned by Ford, which brings its Ford Smart Mobility Tour to town

  • Ford Smart Mobility is the company's plan to take it to the next advances in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data; a major area of focus is multimodal transportation, including development of an app that facilitates routing and that integrates seamlessly with vehicles and electric bikes

  • To improve the driving experience, Ford has introduced several driver-assist technologies such as its Blind Spot Information System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist, as well as semi-autonomous technologies including a lane-keeping aid and active park assist

DENVER, Sept. 24, 2015 - Denver residents worry more about visibility and others' driving recklessly than other factors on the roads - according to a recent survey.

The survey, conducted by independent research company Penn Schoen Berland, examined driving-related fears, as well as public receptiveness to driver-assist and semi-autonomous technologies designed to ease driver anxiety and commuting hassles.

Visibility while driving is a leading concern for Denver residents, the survey said. Monitoring blind spots was a concern for 68 percent of those surveyed, while 67 percent said that not being able to see all angles when backing up is a concern. And, 62 percent said backing up onto a busy street is a concern.

Beyond uncontrollable weather conditions, nine in 10 in Denver say they are concerned with others' reckless driving and 60 percent said they are actually afraid of others driving dangerously.

To help reduce these concerns, Denver drivers are interested in technology that would alleviate their...