And every other Ford model will follow suit.
The venerable Ford F-150 is America's most beloved truck, and any change, model reshuffle, or new announcement is big news across the US. That's why Ford fans were so interested in hearing about the 2021 model pricing, or the fact that the all-new car would be getting an optional Bang and Olufsen sound system. As always there's more news about this truck, and this time it regards the safety system. Ford has announced that the 2021 Ford F-150 will not be offered with inflatable seat belts. Yes, the brand's signature safety feature has been canned in favor of some more up-to-date tech.
The current-gen truck offers this safety feature as a $200 optional extra in crew cab configuration, but 2021 models will do so no more. Ford has also revealed that the option of rear inflatable seat belts will also be removed from other cars in its lineup. Instead of the inflatable seat belts, Ford will now offer standard-issue pre-tensioners and load limiters on rear seats. According to the IIHS, inflatable seat belts can help distribute the force of an impact, reducing the chances of a seat belt-related injury. Prospective buyers need not worry however; the new Ford F-150 will offer more safety features than ever before. The Ford Co-Pilot 360 driver assistance package is standard equipment and includes features such as automatic forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, active lane-keep assist, hitch assist, auto headlamps, as well as a rearview camera.
Further safety options include the Co-Pilot360 2.0 which adds blind-spot assist, post-collision braking and reverse brake assist. If you're really serious about the safety of you and your loved ones, you can opt for Co-Pilot Assist 2.0 which includes features such as adaptive cruise control, and navigation. The 2021 truck will also feature contemporary driving features in its Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0 Prep Package such as active drive assist with hands-free driving, and active park assist. So while the Ford F-150 might be losing gout on one of its trademark safety features, a whole slew of tech is there to improve upon the safety of this legend.