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Driving Experience

The New Ford Galaxy is packed with advanced technologies that make every drive effortless. From useful parking-assistance technologies, to a sophisticated cruise control system, and even traffic sign recognition: they all help improve confidence and elevate your experience every time you get behind the wheel.

Sees what’s coming, from either side

A tiny panoramic camera, on the front of the Galaxy, relays a split-screen image to your car’s multi-function display so you can see vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians coming from either side. This Front Wide-View Camera is invaluable if you’re edging out of a narrow parking space, or on to a busy road where your view is obstructed.

Parking made even easier

Active Park Assist can steer you into parking spaces just 20% longer than your vehicle. Simply push a button and the sensors of this innovative system locate a suitable space as you drive past. Then it automatically steers you in, while all you do is operate the accelerator, gears and brake (following on-screen instructions and audible signals).

Active Park Assist system showing reversing car in a parking place amongst other cars

Power-assisted steering that responds to every situation

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to your speed and the conditions. At low speeds, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier, improving manoeuvrability. At high speeds, when you need greater control, it firms up the steering. Now with drift control, EPAS also takes into account crosswinds and other driving conditions, while active nibble control reduces any unwanted vibration in the steering wheel.

Confidence in changeable conditions

An Intelligent AWD system can determine how much grip, cornering balance and responsiveness is required in wet, dry or icy conditions and on varying terrain. The technology is able to send drive to the front or rear axle depending on requirements. And this ‘torque on demand’ system delivers exceptional handling and improved efficiency.

Cruise control that can adapt automatically

With Adaptive Cruise Control technology, you choose the speed you want to drive at and the system will maintain it. If the built-in RADAR sensor detects a vehicle ahead, it will slow your vehicle to maintain a pre-set distance. Once the road in front is clear, the system will accelerate to your chosen speed.

White Ford Galaxy exterior cruising in the country front view
Grey Ford Galaxy in motion with a traffic sign in the background

Keeping you inside the speed limit

Whether the signs are at the side of the road or above it, permanent or temporary, Traffic Sign Recognition can identify them. Icons for speed limits and no-overtaking signs are displayed on the instrument cluster, alerting you to changing restrictions. And Intelligent Speed Assist works with Traffic Sign Recognition to enhance your speed control, enabling you to concentrate on the road. When activated, the system can identify the local speed limit and then automatically adjust your maximum speed accordingly.

Spots the vehicles you might miss

Cross Traffic Alert is part of the Blind Spot Information System. When you’re reversing out of a space and have limited visibility of the traffic situation, Cross Traffic Alert can detect oncoming vehicles and sound a warning. The technology illuminates a light in the wing mirror too (left or right depending on the direction of oncoming traffic).

Grey Ford galaxy reversing from the parking spot, showing the Cross Traffic Alert
Ford Galaxy left wing mirror in detail

Technology that sees what you can’t see

The Blind Spot Information System uses RADAR sensors to see vehicles that may be hidden in your blind spot. They’re situated on either side of your Galaxy and alert you with an orange light, clearly displayed in the side door mirror.

Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

An important and potentially life-saving part of Ford SYNC is Emergency AssistanceFord Emergency Assistance - updated. In the unlikely event of an accident, where the airbag is deployed or the fuel-pump deactivated, the technology can use a Bluetooth®-paired and connected mobile phone to automatically make a direct call to the Emergency Services for you. You can choose to stop the call, or talk to those services if you need to. Crucially, the system will supply vital information, such as your GPS coordinates, even if you are unconscious.

Travel smarter with Live Traffic

Avoid the gridlock, hold-ups and queues with our innovative feature, Live TrafficLive Traffic. When you pair your Galaxy through the FordPass app to SYNC 3, the state-of-the-art system seamlessly pairs to your SatNav system to deliver live traffic updates. What’s more, the real-time service updates every few seconds using millions of data points, delivering clearly monitored road situations that calculate the best journey times possible. Which is great, because whilst other drivers crawl through roadworks, Live TrafficLive Traffic ensures you’ll always arrive on time.

Live Traffic Display Detail
Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Easier reversing

Bollards, bicycles, low walls…The rear view camera shows whatever’s behind you on the display screen. The system activates automatically when you select reverse gear and using virtual guidelines can help you park in the smallest of spaces.

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