Ann Widdecombe Takes on Ford's Park Assist Technology

Ann Widdecombe in The New Ford Focus

Ann Widdecombe in The New Ford Focus

The challenge tested Ann's reverse parking skills, with a panel of judges scoring her on technique, spatial judgement and finesse as she took on one of Britain's most feared manouevres.

The Right Honourable Ann Widdecombe has been given the opportunity to challenge Ford's Active Park Assist Technology as found in the all new Ford Focus in a manual versus automatic parking test.

The challenge tested Ann's reverse parking skills, with a panel of judges scoring her on technique, spatial judgment and finesse as she took on one of Britain's most feared manoeuvres.

Ann also tested Ford's Active Park Assist which will automatically control the steering of the car for parking in a parallel space, with the driver controlling braking and acceleration, her reaction: "It is any woman's parking dream."

Ann Widdecombe Tests The Ford Focus Park Technology Assist

A recent survey commissioned by Ford revealed that 39% of drivers need more than one attempt to complete a parallel park.

David Calder, Ford of Britain medium car product manager, said: "The all-new Ford Focus only went on sale a few months ago and already one in 10 is sold with Active Park Assist. It's proving popular as a parking aid, which first checks the space is big enough for the car and then helps the driver to park in it in one smooth attempt."

Published 20 July 2011 Staff
 

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