2013 Ford Fusion Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion a Top Safety Pick for 2012. The announcement comes as a result of the Escape scoring the rating of “Good” in the following evaluations: offset frontal impact, side impact, dynamic head restraint and roof strength testing.
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This brand new Ford midsize model is fitted with Personal Safety System, new safety belt technologies and a total of eight airbags.

“The Personal Safety System is a network of components that work together to tailor the deployment of the front airbags during frontal collisions. The restraint control module (RCM) translates information collected by the front crash sensors, front outboard safety belt buckle switches, driver-seat track position and passenger seat weight sensor. Using this information, the RCM activates the safety belt pretensioners and determines how the dual-stage front airbags will deploy. This tailored deployment is designed to better protect an occupant by adapting its release to the size of the person,” Ford boasts about its safety tech.

“The new Fusion is another example of Ford’s commitment to the highest standards of safety and we are proud that IIHS has recognized these efforts,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the Automotive Safety Office.


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