I honestly have no idea what I am in for here.
Yesterday I got a back seat look at Ford’s Curve Control technology.
No it’s not Spanx for cars. Curve Control is a new safety technology that helps prevent rollovers when drivers take turns too fast. In our case yesterday at the track that was 55 MPH. My adrenaline was still pumping two hours later! OK so I’ll never be the next Danica Patrick. I experienced first hand what a curve feels like with and without the Curve Control technology, which will be in 90% of Ford vehicles by 2015.
I’ve been attending Ford’s Safety Summer School at their corporate headquarters in Detroit taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ford Safety Innovation Lab with other five other bloggers. My husband and I both drive Ford Explorers and my family has strong ties to Ford. I have three uncles who retired from Ford and my mother worked in the employment office at Ford Detroit right out of high school in the 1950s. My dad has an antique 1941 Lincoln that is his pride and joy. It was really exciting to learn more about Ford as a company and about their safety technology.
I can honestly say now I have a new appreciation for crash test dummies. And the things Ford is doing with safety are amazing. I’ll be writing about the technology we learned about as soon as I recover from getting up at 4 a.m. yesterday!