DEARBORN - From the inside out, the all-new Ford Mustang not only is a performance leader in its segment, but a high-tech force to be reckoned with on the road. Equipped with new driver assist technologies and innovative mobile capabilities, drivers will have a more connected experience in the Mustang than ever before.
“We set out to create an all-new Mustang that would appeal to the core enthusiast audience with the performance and feel they expect,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager. ”At the same time we wanted to broaden the appeal of Mustang to drivers looking for advanced technology and sophistication.”
The award-winning SYNC® connectivity system is standard on 2015 Mustang along with a 4.2-inchcolor screen in the center stack. Mustang is the first vehicle equipped with the next-generation AppLink™ system to enable drivers to use and control compatible smartphone apps using simple voice commands for a more personalized drive.
Amin Kashi, senior vehicle dynamics engineer, displays the driving modes on the center stack of the Mustang
Since Ford opened up access to the AppLink API in 2013 more than 8,000 developers have signed up and more than 60 apps are currently available for use in the car including Roximity, a location-based couponing app to offer a lifestyle-centered experience for SYNC users. An 8-inch touch screen system with optional navigation is also available.
Domino’s will soon release an new version of its mobile app that enables drivers to quickly order a pizza for pickup or delivery while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
“When we announced it earlier this year, we believed it could be a huge value to the population.” said Kevin Vasconi, chief information officer, Domino’s Pizza. “The Domino’s mobile app is a result of the cooperation between two great Michigan-based companies and people could really relate to it at CES.”
New to Mustang this year is a standard keyless entry system with a push-button start on the center stack. The upgraded AdvanceTrac stability control system is tuned to take advantage of Mustang’s enhanced dynamic capabilities and now includes Curve Control to help slow the car when drivers enter a corner at too high of a speed for the conditions. A rear view camera for improved visibility when backing up is also standard.
Rear Driver Assist Radar Capabilities
Premium models of Mustang, the EcoBoost and Mustang GT, are equipped with Track Apps and a selectable drive mode system with four presets – normal, snow/wet, track and sport+ that adjust the throttle, steering, automatic transmission and stability control responses so the driver can personalize the behavior of the car.
Mustang GT with manual transmission now comes standard with a state-of-the-art launch control system for smooth consistent starts when driving at the track.
Mustang is the only car in its segment to offer a suite of available advanced driver assist technologies including radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision, Blindspot Information System (BLIS) and Cross-traffic Alert (CTA). BLIS and CTA now take advantage of new Doppler-effect radar sensors for improved sensitivity and reduced false positive signals.
After 50 years, Mustang is and always will be a driver’s car; the advanced technology in the new Mustang just enhances the experience.