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All-New Ford Ranger Uses Radar to Make Towing Easier

 

DEARBORN, Mich., July 31, 2018 – When the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger goes on sale early next year, customers will be able to get innovative towing technology not available in any other midsize pickup.

Taking boats to the slip or ATVs to the dunes is easier with Ford Ranger’s class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. After hooking up a trailer, radar housed in Ranger’s taillights monitors blind spots all the way to the back of the trailer. The system keeps drivers informed of the presence of a vehicle in the truck’s blind spots until that vehicle passes.

Ranger can store up to three trailer profiles, including a trailer’s length, to let the radar system know how far back to provide warnings when another vehicle is traveling next to the trailer.

Ranger’s advanced Blind Spot Information System can tell the driver when vehicles are in the truck’s blind spot when a trailer is not attached as well. And thanks to its cross-traffic alert technology, the system can warn drivers of an oncoming vehicle when they are backing out of a parking spot.

Blind Spot Information System is standard on Ranger XLT and Lariat models.

 

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