Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Lane keeping system

WARNING:

The system is designed to aid the driver. It is not intended to replace the drivers attention and judgment.

The driver is still responsible to drive with due care and attention.

The system detects unintentional drifting toward the outside of the lane and alerts and/or aids the driver to stay in the lane through the steering system and instrument cluster display. The system automatically detects and tracks the road lane markings using a camera that is mounted behind the interior rear view mirror.

Note:

The system works above 40 mph (64 km/h).

Note:

The system works as long as one lane marking can be detected by the camera.

Note:

If the camera is blocked or if the windshield is damaged, the system may not function.

Note:

When Aid mode is on and the system detects no driver steering activity for a short period after system activation, the system alerts the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel. The system may detect a light touch or grip on the steering wheel as hands-off driving.

Switching the System On and Off

center console to switch thePress the button located on the
center console to switch the system on or off.

Note: The system on/off setting is stored until it is manual changed, unless a MyKey is detected. If a MyKey is detected, the system is defaulted to on and the mode is set to Alert.

Note: If a MyKey is detected, pressing the button will not affect the on/off status of the system. Only the Mode and Intensity settings can be changed when a MyKey is present.

System Settings

The system has one standard feature setting and one optional setting menu available. To view or adjust the settings, refer to the Information Displays chapter. The last-known selection for each of these settings is stored by the system. You do not need to readjust your settings each time you turn on the system.

Mode: This setting allows the driver to select which of the system features will be enabled.

Alert only  Provides a steering


Alert only Provides a steering wheel vibration when an unintended lane departure is detected.

Aid only Provides a steering input toward the lane center when an unintended lane departure is detected.

Alert + Aid Provides both a steering wheel vibration and input toward the lane center when an unintended lane departure is detected.

A. Alert

B. Aid

Note: The alert and aid diagrams are meant to illustrate general zone coverage. They are not intended to provide the exact zone parameters.

Intensity: This setting affects the intensity of the steering wheel vibration used for the alert mode. This setting does not impact the aid mode.

Low

Medium

High

System Display

When you switch the system on, an overhead graphic of a


When you switch the system on, an overhead graphic of a vehicle with lane markings will be displayed in the left instrument cluster display.

after you switch the system on, If the aid mode is selected
after you switch the system on, arrows will be displayed with the lane markings.

When you switch the system off, the lane marking graphics will no longer be displayed.

Note: The overhead vehicle graphic may still be displayed if adaptive cruise control is enabled.

While the system is on, the color of the lane markings will change to indicate the system status.

Gray: Indicates that the system is temporarily unable to provide a warning or intervention on the indicated side(s). This may be because:

the vehicle is under the activation speed

the turn indicator is active

the vehicle is in a dynamic maneuver

the road has no or poor lane markings in the camera field-of-view

the camera is obscured or unable to detect the lane markings due to environmental conditions (e.g. significant sun angles or shadows, snow, heavy rain, fog), traffic conditions (e.g. following a large vehicle that is blocking or shadowing the lane), or vehicle conditions (e.g. poor headlamp illumination).

See Troubleshooting for additional information.

Green: Indicates that the system is available or ready to provide a warning or intervention, on the indicated side(s).

Yellow: Indicates that the system is providing or has just provided a lane keeping aid intervention.

Red: Indicates that the system is providing or has just provided a lane keeping alert warning.

The system can be temporarily disabled at any time by the following:

Quick braking

Fast acceleration

Using the turn signal indicator

Evasive steering maneuver

Troubleshooting

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA)


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    Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA)
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    Fastening the safety belts
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    Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
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