Ford has introduced a low-speed collision avoidance system on the Ford Fiesta in Europe. 

First launched on new Focus and ordered by more than 70,000 European customers to date, ‘Active City Stop’ is already available on C-MAX, Grand C-MAX and the new B-MAX. It received a Euro NCAP Advanced reward on Focus in 2011.

Active City Stop constantly monitors the gap to vehicles in front, calculates the risk of hitting a stationary or slow-moving object and pre-charges the brake system to deliver maximum braking response. If the driver does not respond, either by braking or evasive steering, the system simultaneously applies the brakes, reduces engine torque, and activates the rear hazard lights.