Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge

Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge

Adaptive Steering

This is arguably the 2015 Edge’s coolest new feature. Ford and supplier company Takata have developed an adaptive steering system that takes the work out of driving. It varies the ratio between the tiller and front wheels, which reduces wheel winding at low speeds but doesn’t sacrifice stability at increased velocities.

BMW and Audi have offered similar systems in the past but Ford’s take on this is technology seems a bit simpler. It features a small electric motor mounted in the steering-wheel hub as well as a worm gear. The worm gear meshes with a spur gear, which is attached to the steering shaft. By powering the motor in one direction or the other it physically turns the steering shaft, which adjusts the overall steering ratio. It’s a pretty clever design that’s a bit difficult to explain but is fairly simple in practice. For safety, if there’s ever a problem the system prevents the motor from moving.

  • earl

    keep your tech and give me back my money….

  • Tigre

    Who doesn’t love tech? Soon cars will pretty much drive themslves anways… so might as well have something to do.

  • earl

    there’s good tech and bad tech…shouldn’t I have the right to choose rather than the cost just added in. Reliability stats are showing a decline because of some of this techy stuff.

  • Tigre

    Meh. It’s just functionality and users who get upset because they don’t know how to use it right away.

  • Sarah H

    This new Edge looks like a winner to me!

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