How to Enable the Cross-Traffic Alert System with FORScan
The Cross-Traffic Alert feature works in conjunction with Ford's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS). It warns drivers of impeding traffic when backing out of a parking spot. This technology is available on Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Lincoln MKT Lincoln MKX, and the newer models of Ford F150.
The Cross-Traffic Alert feature can be enabled using FORScan. This video from Nick the car guy walks us through on how to enable the feature using FORScan. Check it out at the video below:
The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) alerts drivers of vehicles detected within the blind spots of their vehicles. It utilizes the radar sensors equipped at both sides near the rear end of your Ford vehicle. Drivers are alerted via an indicator light found at the side view mirror when a vehicle is detected at the blind spots.
The Cross-Traffic Alert feature also utilizes the radar sensors from BLIS when backing out from a parking spot or driveway. It flashes the indicator light at the side view mirrors and emits an audio alert when it detects vehicles approaching from either side. A warning displayed in the message center also reveals from which direction the vehicle is coming. The technology can pick up a moving vehicle within a 45-foot range at a speed of at least 5 mph from either the right or left side of the vehicle.
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To enable this feature on your Ford vehicle, you will need a reliable FORScan adapter. Below are our featured OBD2 adapters that work flawlessly with FORScan.
Note: For FORScan coding modifications, we recommend using the OBD2 USB adapter for it provides a more stable connection.