2013 Ford Fusion Celebrates Pi Day
“When someone sees an all-new Fusion driving down the street, what they’re really looking at is a mathematical machine processing thousands upon thousands of equations every millisecond,” said Gil Portalatin, Ford Motor Company product development engineer. “Without math, the Fusion is a completely different vehicle from the way it looks to the way it drives.”
Onboard sensors in the car help with everything from the time it takes for the airbag to deploy, to the exact movements needed to get the perfect parallel park job done.
“By celebrating PI Day, we hope to get people to appreciate the impact math has in helping them get from home to work, school or the grocery store,” said Portalatin. “Without math, the auto industry and your vehicles would look and drive completely different.”