2018 Ford® Taurus Sedan | Technology Features | Ford.com

2018 Ford Taurus interior

Evolution in driving intelligence.

The technology features in Taurus can enhance your driving experience. Taurus offers available SYNC® 327 – our next generation of voice-activated technology. Available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert warns you when a vehicle is in your blind spot or is approaching when you’re slowly backing out of a parking space.10 Available adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support automatically slows your vehicle when traffic is detected ahead.10 There’s even available active park assist, which can help make parallel parking easy.10
2018 Ford Taurus with adaptive cruise control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Available Adaptive Cruise Control is a step beyond conventional cruise control. When its sensors detect traffic slowing, your vehicle also slows down. After traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes the preset speed. Available Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support will alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. A red warning bar flashes on the windshield. If you don’t react in time, the brakes will pre-charge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness.10
2018 Ford Taurus with Lane Keeping System

Lane-Keeping System

The available Lane-Keeping System includes both the lane-keeping alert and the lane-keeping aid.10 The system can operate during the day or night.* Lane-keeping alert warns you through a series of steering wheel vibrations, which mimic driving over a rumble strip, should the system detect an unintentional lane departure. Lane-keeping aid actively applies steering torque, which alerts you to direct your vehicle back into the target lane should the system detect an unintended lane departure. The system is available on Taurus Limited and SHO models.**

*Large contrasts in lighting can limit sensor performance.

**Lane-Keeping System does not control steering.

BLIS with cross traffic alert

BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert

The available BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert uses radar in the rear quarter panels to detect a vehicle entering your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the sideview mirror.10  Cross-Traffic Alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you when you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or your driveway. If it detects a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, it provides an audible warning, a visual display in either sideview mirror and a signal in the message center. BLIS technology is standard on Taurus Limited and SHO models.
Intelligent Access with push button start

Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

Starting Taurus is a breeze, thanks to available Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start. With the key fob in your pocket or handbag, simply open the driver’s door — no key is needed. Once inside, press the brake pedal and then the start button, shift into gear and go. Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start is standard on Taurus Limited and SHO and available on Taurus SEL.


SYNC 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Experience the capacitive touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the available navigation. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone.27  SYNC 3 also brings you the power of Apple CarPlay™160  and Android Auto™161  compatibility to your Ford.
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The MyKey feature promotes good driving habits. MyKey allows you to place limits on maximum speed and audio volume.


FordPass is the one-stop app that can help you move more freely throughout your day.163 Here’s how:

  • Find parking,169 reserve and pay ahead of time
  • Compare fuel prices at stations along your route
  • Receive key vehicle info and schedule service
  • Get FordPass help from a friendly FordGuide

These are just some of the great things you can do with FordPass. And if you haven’t already, download the FordPass app on the App Store®167 or get it on Google Play.43

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