Ford advances blind-spot monitor in new Ranger
Taillight sensors monitor driver's blind-spot to the back of the trailerJoe Duarte
Published: July 31, 2018, 10:30 PM
Updated: August 10, 2018, 4:29 AM
Ford is taking blind-spot monitoring to a new level on the incoming 2019 Ranger midsized pickup, with trailer coverage.
The class-exclusive towing technology uses sensors in the pickup’s taillights to monitor the driver’s blind-spot all the way to the back of the trailer, keeping drivers informed to vehicles alongside the truck/trailer combination until the vehicle passes or is passed.
The advanced Blind Spot system adapts to three trailer profiles, including length, to understand how far back the radar system has to check on other vehicles travelling next to the trailer. It naturally also works when there isn’t a trailer attached, pairing it up with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Blind Spot Information System will be available on all Rangers, fitted as standard on upper trim levels.