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Tech Helps S-MAX, Galaxy Earn 5-Star Rating from Euro ENCAP

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Ford Split View Camera

Ford Split View Camera

Ford’s new S-MAX and Galaxy both earned the 5-star safety rating from Euro ENCAP, the highest independent crashworthiness testing authority in Europe. Both models are new for 2015, and each features a number of new safety technologies.


“As Euro NCAP’s 5-star standards climb higher, Ford vehicles continue to reach the organization’s stringent expectations for crash protection,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “Both our all-new S-MAX and Galaxy deliver sophisticated safety features including our new Pre-Collision Assist technology to provide exceptional protection for drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike.”

Ford Pre-Collision Assist

A Matrix-like demonstration of how Ford Pre-Collision Assist will work

Both the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy utilize ultra-high strength hydro-formed steel in the A-pillars, B-pillars, and roof rails in order to reduce side impact. Both are also offered with Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist and Pedestrian Detection technology, Front Split View Camera, Blind Spot Information System, Lane Keeping Aid and Alert, and available Intelligent Speed Limiter with Traffic Sign Recognition and Glare-Free Headbeams.

Neither the S-MAX nor the Galaxy are sold in the United States, but some of those star safety features are gradually making their way overseas and into other new Ford vehicles.