Ford came up with a system for monitoring blind areas for trailers

Ford came up with a system for monitoring blind areas for trailers

August 1, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Ford has introduced an advanced monitoring system for blind areas, which can monitor the space next to the towed trailer. The first unique for the segment of mid-sized pickups will get the function of the Ford Ranger.

The new system is two additional ultrasonic sensors built directly into the rear lights of the pickup truck. They control the space along the sides of the trailer and its entire length. The signal for a vehicle in the blind zone is displayed until it overtakes the pickup truck.

The system for monitoring blind zones with an extended coverage area operates without a trailer. In this case, the side mirrors show an indication of the presence of the machine in the blind zone near the pick-up truck.

In May, Ford introduced a “smart” suspension for the extreme pickup F-150 Raptor. It consists of Fox Racing electronically controlled dampers, equipped with Live Valve technology, which allows changing the damping characteristics of each rack separately. In addition, the system of adaptation to road conditions is able to detect the separation of the front wheels from the ground and prevent impacts by the bottom when landing.