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What is Ford's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)?


The Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) can determine how much grip, cornering balance and responsiveness is required in wet, dry and icy conditions and on varying terrain. The system automatically adjusts to changing road conditions and is consistently monitoring wheel speed, steering angle and throttle position. The technology can send drive to the front or rear axle in just 100 milliseconds depending on requirements, and the ‘torque on demand’ system delivers exceptional handling and improved efficiency. This makes the driver feel more in control and gives confidence when travelling in varying conditions.
 

How does Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) work?


This technology works by calculating the amount of grip achieved by each wheel, which allows power from the engine to be delivered to each wheel based on the current conditions. At low speeds, Intelligent AWD focuses on improving traction to support manoeuvring on slippery surfaces and drive away. The system has the capabilities to send extra torque where it is needed for optimum performance. At higher speeds, focus is moved onto delivering excellent handling and a responsive driving experience.
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