What Are Ford Vehicle Speed Sensors?


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Ford vehicles manufactured with electronic systems feature speed sensors in the wheels to support various systems, such as anti-lock braking systems and tire pressure monitoring systems. These same sensors are also found in Mercury and Lincoln vehicles.

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Speed sensors that are located in Ford vehicles do not track the speed of the driver, rather they work to collect important information that are used by the systems that detect issues with the vehicle performance. For the traction control system, for instance, sensors can indicate if the vehicle has poor performance due to weather conditions and help the vehicle execute corrective actions.

The Ford electronic systems are tied with SYNC technology, which serves as the user access point for in-dash controls and applications.

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