Ford’s new S-MAX will be hitting the road this summer in Europe with a a new feature designed to keep drivers out of trouble. The vehicle’s Intelligent Speed Limiter won’t allow you to speed.

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Drivers can select the adjustable speed limiter that permits them to set a maximum vehicle speed or select Traffic Sign Recognition which updates them on the speed limit and any other restrictions in place.

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The car doesn’t apply the brake if you’re going too fast, it reduces the amount of fuel delivered to the engine. Drivers can temporarily override the system if necessary.

The S-MAX also offers parking assistance and pedestrian detection.

~ Cynthia