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Ford Ranger Breadcrumb Feature Can Keep You From Getting Lost: Video

The holidays are stressful enough without getting lost while trying to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Ford Ranger owners have a feature that comes with the vehicle’s optional navigation unit that drops digital breadcrumbs to allow you to find your way back. The Ford Ranger breadcrumb feature drops a virtual pin every second when users are out on the trails enjoying the outdoors.

The Ford Ranger breadcrumb feature is meant to provide a path back to a starting point, even if you can’t see landmarks due to fog or darkness. The feature uses satellites in orbit, just as GPS functions. Ford Ranger breadcrumbs are available in the Ranger navigation system and is available on XLT and Lariat series trucks.

Breadcrumbs are available on other Ford trucks that are equipped with Sync 3 and navigation technology. To up the off-road game of the Ford Ranger even further, the truck can be fitted with the FX4 off-road package with an electronic locking rear diff and Terrain Management system with Trail Control. Ford also has a winch-capable front bumper and a leveling kit.

Setting up Breadcrumbs is easy. Users go into Sync 3 navigation settings and enable Breadcrumbs, and the feature is enabled. Anyone who has gone off-roading knows that it can be hard to find the same landmarks for a number of reasons. If you get separated from a group, it’s nice to have the breadcrumbs to get back easily. Breadcrumbs are offered on many aftermarket navigation units; this isn’t a Ford exclusive feature. Roush recently offered a Ranger Performance package level 1.

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Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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