Ford is calling all weekend warriors to peace of mind next summer when pulling their trailers full of toys. The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger will have towing technology that is not yet available in any other midsize pickup.
Available early next year, the new Ford Ranger will feature a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) that keeps drivers informed in situations like pulling a trailer and even in parking lots. Once a trailer is hooked up, the radar housed in the Ranger’s taillights will monitor blind spots all the way to the rear of the trailer.
Many people looking to haul a variety of different sized trailers will find that the BLIS can store up to three trailer profiles. Profiles include the trailers length to let the radar system know how far back it should look to inform drivers when other vehicles are traveling next to the trailer.
There’s more. Even if the Ford Ranger is not pulling a trailer it will still keep drivers informed of other vehicles entering the truck’s blind spots. Lastly, thanks to the cross-traffic technology, parking lots will also be safer. The system notifies drivers of oncoming vehicles when they are backing out of parking spots.
This innovative technology will be standard on all 2019 Ford Ranger XLT and Lariat models. Check out the features for yourself in the video posted above.