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Auto Windscreens adds ADAS-equipped Ford vans to fleet

Auto Windscreens has deployed 20 new Ford Transit Customs with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to its UK automotive glass repair fleet as it plans for the whole fleet carry ADAS features in the future.

Shaun Atton, Auto Windscreens’ fleet manager

Introduced as part of a wider plan to improve road safety across the UK-wide business, the recently launched vans feature Ford’s safety pack with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, speed sign recognition, auto high beam and driver impairment monitoring.

The aim is for the full fleet to carry ADAS features in the next three years.

Shaun Atton, Auto Windscreens’ fleet manager, commented: “Whilst ADAS is massively popular on cars, much of the technology is relatively new to the commercial vehicle market. This is why we are only now adopting this technology, which we view as vital to future road safety.”

He added: “Automotive research company ICDP recently stated that ADAS could help cut crashes by 15% in the main European markets by 2030 and our fleet can now help make this forecast become a reality. We expect to see a reduction in incidents as a result of having the additional safety features and will be carefully monitoring the impact of these.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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