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2019 Ranger Trailer Blind Spot System

All-New Ford Ranger Uses Radar to Make Towing Easier

 “You know, you may wonder why a midsize truck would need trailer Blind Spot. But it is the truck class that needs it the most. Ford F150 and Super Duty had this option in Bliss a couple years ago. But the bigger trucks can have wider towing mirrors and their body’s are wider, allowing the trailer mirrors to see more of the trailer sides. The narrower mid size trucks without towing mirrors will have a hard time seeing the trailer sides. And mid size trucks can now tow up to 7700 lbs. Majority of trailerable boats are in the weight size as well as RV trailer, ATV trailers, 2-horse trailers and car flatbeds. It’s so easy to set up, just turn a corner and the radar in the taillights measure the trailer.” (MrTruck)

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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