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Safety and Security

The New Transit Custom sets the standard for a commercial vehicle in safeguarding its occupants and its cargo. A range of sophisticated driver assistance technologies can help with potentially hazardous situations including Pre-Collision Assist, with pedestrian detection and auto-braking. There’s also a super-strong body shell, Roll Stability Control and a choice of two state-of-the-art alarms.

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Helps keep your trailer in line

Trailer Sway Control detects ‘snaking’ or trailer sway and reduces your vehicle’s speed to help you regain control, making towing easier. The system slows the vehicle down by reducing the engine’s torque and gradually increasing the brake pressure on all wheels.

Continuous protection against rolling over

Ford’s unique roll-rate sensor helps the Roll Stability Control system to keep the tyres grounded, specifically under conditions where there’s a high centre of gravity and when driving through off-camber turns.

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A system that can help protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist detects slower vehicles in the road ahead, or pedestrians and vehicles that could cross your path, and warns you of their presence. If you don’t respond, the system automatically applies the brakes. This technology is designed to help reduce the severity of accidents, or help avoid them altogether, and functions effectively at speeds of up to 50 mph / 80 km/h (assuming normal road and vehicle conditions).

5-star safety

As proof of its ability to protect you and your passengers, New Transit Custom has a 5-star rating by Euro NCAP.

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Maximum grip with minimum effort

An advanced Traction Control System eliminates excessive wheelspin and gives you the best possible grip, performance and stability, just when you need it most. The system constantly monitors and adjusts the power delivered to the vehicle’s individual wheels ensuring maximum contact and grip when you’re accelerating.

Enhanced stability in difficult driving conditions

Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your vehicle’s progress. It senses when it’s losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels, helping to stabilise it. Using advanced sensors from the anti-lock braking and Traction Control System it monitors the behaviour of the vehicle.

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Helping you to stay in control

Curve Control senses when a driver takes a curve too quickly, and can rapidly reduce engine torque – and apply brakes to individual wheels – to help keep the vehicle safely under control.

Control features that adapt to your load

Load Adaptive Control adjusts the Electronic Stability Control according to the overall weight you’re carrying. This ensures control and stability whether your Transit Custom is empty or fully loaded.

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New Ford Transit Custom with Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Advanced systems for more controlled braking

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution combine to ensure that your braking is effective. Emergency Brake Assist also helps your vehicle achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. It’s controlled automatically via the Electronic Stability Control system, which senses how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increases it, if necessary. And if you brake heavily, the emergency brake light system flashes the brake lights to warn other drivers.

Enhanced airbag system

The New Transit Custom is available with curtain, driver, passenger and side airbags and an improved activation system.

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You choose which doors you want to lock and unlock

The New Transit Custom has remote control central door locking, which is more secure than ever. That’s because you can choose to open one individual door while the other doors stay securely locked until you activate a switch on the driver’s door. This same switch controls the locking and unlocking of all the vehicle’s doors.

Anti-tamper door locks

All door locks are protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to prevent them being broken by force.

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An early warning if a tyre is going flat

If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you immediately if there’s a puncture by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel.

Two high level alarm options

The new Transit Custom is available with an optional perimeter alarm system, which is set off if the doors or bonnet are opened by force. A more sophisticated Thatcham Category 1 alarm system is also available. This automatically arms itself when you lock the vehicle and a powerful alarm sounds if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside.

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