Towing a trailer is no easy feat, even despite the plethora of technology available today to simplify the process. Improved engines, suspensions, and more can help drivers haul large cargo, but there are still certain things every driver needs to know before planning to haul anything—knowing your ratings, choosing the correct equipment, and taking advantage of any tech that can alleviate the more difficult parts of the process. Fortunately for Ford truck lovers, the automaker has rolled out a new innovation that promises to make towing a completely different process.
The 2019 Ford Ranger goes on sale early next year, and it promises to change towing forever with its proprietary Blind Sport Information System. The new technology utilizes radar capabilities housed in the truck’s taillights, which monitors any blind spots throughout the entire trailer and informs the driver of any present vehicles until they pass.
The new truck can even store multiple trailer profiles, up to three, to ensure the system can accurately measure how far back to monitor and provide warnings for. The system can also monitor blind spots without a trailer or any towing equipment, as well as warn of any cross-traffic when drivers are backing out of their parking spot.
The technology comes standard with two 2019 Ford Ranger trims: the XLT and the Lariat. And at our Miami, FL Ford dealership, Gus Machado Ford of Kendall, we’ll be happy to help you explore these new capabilities when the 2019 Ford Ranger rolls out at the start of next year. In the meantime, come visit our showroom at 15551 South Dixie Highway to explore the 2018 Ford Ranger and other new and used Ford trucks.