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Where in the cabin is the driver monitor cabin? I noticed there is a mode where it will "monitor" if the driver is getting sleepy, and I was wondering if there was a camera in there.
 

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There is no driver camera.
It's looking at resistance on the steering wheel and x number of lane departures without using the turn signal within a certain period.
 

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There is no driver camera.
It's looking at resistance on the steering wheel and x number of lane departures without using the turn signal within a certain period.
Yes and no. There is no camera on the driver. There is a camera on the windshield behind the rear view mirror, facing the road. Similar to how the lane keep aid systems work, it monitors for drifting in the lane.

Source: https://www.ford.com/support/how-to...ist-features/what-is-the-driver-alert-system/

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  • Keep the windshield free from obstructions. For example, bird droppings, insects, and snow or ice.
  • If the camera is blocked or if the windshield is damaged, the system may not function.
  • The system remembers the On or Off setting in the information display menu through ignition cycles.
  • If enabled in the menu, the Driver Alert System activates at speeds above 40 mph (64 km/h). When below the activation speed, the information display informs you that the system is unavailable.

You might be be referring to the Lane Centering Aid feature of Adaptive Cruise Control, which will keep the Escape centered in its lane. This uses the same camera to monitor the lane lines. If it doesn't detect resistance in the steering wheel after a certain amount of time, it will nag you to put your hands back on the wheel (where they belong).

Source: https://www.ford.com/support/how-to...-control-with-stop-and-go-and-lane-centering/
 
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