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2011 LA Auto Show: Hottest tech advances

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Ford Escape’s Curve Control

Originally introduced on the new Explorer, Ford's Curve Control is an accident-avoidance technology that's particularly suited to high-riding crossovers and SUVs. Basically, the vehicle matches driver intention to the car's capabilities. If the system senses the driver is trying to corner more aggressively than the vehicle should, it will reduce speed — first through engine torque reduction, then via four-wheel braking — until the vehicle can safely execute the corner. Ford estimates the technology could help drivers avoid up to 50,000 light-vehicle tow-away crashes per year
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