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All-New Ford Super Duty: 7 Digital Cameras, 2 Innovative Trailer Tow Patents, 1 Ultimate Tow Machine

  • Trailer Reverse Guidance – one of 14 class-exclusive features on the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty – helps drivers see more angles, monitors the area around the truck and provides coaching while backing up a trailer
  • Three high-resolution cameras are used in Trailer Reverse Guidance, and a color-coded bird’s-eye diagram of the truck helps warn the driver of jackknife conditions
  • Four additional cameras include one to see behind the trailer, another to see inside the cargo box, one to see directly ahead of the truck and a camera for Lane-Departure Warning

DEARBORN, Mich., March 16, 2016 – Ford, America’s truck leader, is giving heavy-duty truck customers more smart technology and better views to make backing up a trailer easier than ever.

All-new F-Series Super Duty offers innovative Trailer Reverse Guidance – an available technology that uses cameras to see more angles, monitor conditions surrounding the truck and provide real-time coaching guidance while maneuvering a trailer. Two patents on the first-of-its-kind trailering and camera system are pending.

Super Duty is the first Ford vehicle to offer up to seven cameras, three of which are used in Trailer Reverse Guidance. These cameras function as more than just digital rearview mirrors:

  • Tailgate camera tracks the motion of a conventional trailer to help coach drivers as they back up
  • Two side-view cameras shift the view of the trailer as its angle changes
  • First-ever factory-available customer-placed camera can be attached to the back of a trailer to improve visibility while backing up
  • Center high-mounted stop lamp camera provides visibility into the cargo box with a Ford-first dynamic guideline, especially useful for easier hook-up of gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers

Trailer Reverse Guidance – one of 14 class-exclusive features on Super Duty – presents a color-coded bird’s-eye representation of truck and trailer on the console touch screen. Yellow or red means the trailer angle is too tight and there is a risk of jackknifing.

Two patents are pending on Trailer Reverse Guidance, including a dynamic steering wheel icon that indicates to drivers which direction to turn to back up a trailer in a straight line and a dual-purpose camera package.

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