Ford Technology & Advances in Fort Saskatchewan
Heartland Ford: The Heart of All Things Ford in Alberta
As an automotive leader and innovator—since day one—the Ford Motor Company has constantly led the way when it comes to new technology, from safety to convenience and performance. The vehicles in the model lineup at Heartland Ford are a perfect example of the advancements Ford brings to the table, and then to your driveway. Read on to learn more about the way Ford makes driving better, with the heart of all things Ford in Alberta: Heartland Ford!
Combining direct fuel injection with a turbocharger might sound like something only a mad scientist could dream up, but Ford’s lineup of EcoBoost® engines provides incredible horsepower as well as excellent fuel efficiency. And with a range of EcoBoost® engines available across the Ford lineup, you can experience that efficiency for yourself no matter what you drive.
Intelligent 4WD & Intelligent AWD
Whether you’re tackling tough job sites, or simply trying to navigate a snowy Alberta winter, Ford’s premier drivetrain technologies—Intelligent 4WD and Intelligent AWD (4-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive, respectively)—provide unparalleled control over any situation you can imagine!
10-Speed SelectShift™ Automatic Transmission
As advanced as they come, Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission offers incredible efficiency and even smoother shifting thanks to its optimized gear ratios and added overdrive gears.
Ford Electric & Hybrid Technology
Always the innovator, Ford is hard at work creating a variety of hybrid and fully-electric vehicles to help combat emissions, including the first all-electric pony car in the form of the Mustang Mach-E, as well as the first hybrid pickup truck in the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost™. Saving the environment never came with so much horsepower.
One of the first infotainment systems on the market, the incredibly intuitive Ford SYNC® system is still the gold standard when it comes to blending information and entertainment—not to mention safety! Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible and voice activated, SYNC® lets you keep your eyes on the road while staying connected to your messages, music, favourite apps, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for SYNC® 4 and all its new features, which will be making its debut on the 2021 Ford F-150.
Offering up subscription-based access to a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi network for multiple devices (up to 15 meters away from your vehicle) is just the start of what FordPass™ Connect brings to the table. The real star of the show is the FordPass™ app, which puts full access to your Ford in the palm of your hands. From remotely starting, locking, and unlocking your vehicle, to finding available parking and gas stations, or even checking when you’re due for scheduled service (and booking straight from your phone), this app does it all!
360-Degree Camera (with Split-View Display)
Providing an added layer of safety when on the road—especially when trying to reverse a large truck—the Ford 360-Degree Camera can’t be beat. Offering a 360-degree, bird’s-eye-view of your surroundings, this camera makes everything easier, from parking to hitching a trailer!
The Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver assistance features is one of the most advanced safety systems available on the market today—with some or most of the features coming standard on the entire Ford lineup. Using a number of sensors and cameras positioned throughout the vehicle, Co-Pilot360™ acts like—you guessed it—a co-pilot, to help keep not only you and your passengers safe, but pedestrians as well. Ford Co-Pilot360™ does this by either alerting you to an imminent collision, or sometimes even acting for you, and includes the following features (with more being added each year):
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) w/ Cross Traffic Alert™
- Lane Keeping System
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Rear View Camera
- Pre-Collision Assist w/ Automatic Emergency Braking
- Evasive Steering Assist
- Auto High-Beam Headlamps
- Enhanced Active Parking Assist
- BLIS w/ Trailer Coverage™
- Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
- Hill Descent Control™
To learn more about any of the impressive technologies found in the Ford lineup, don’t hesitate to give the team at Heartland Ford a call!