2017 Ford Super Duty With Trailer Reverse Guidance Can Tell You When You’re About to Jackknife

2017 Ford Super Duty With Trailer Reverse Guidance

2017 Ford Super Duty With Trailer Reverse Guidance Can Tell You When You’re About to Jackknife

Ford Super Duty is a series that was launched for the first time back in 1998 for the 1999 model year. All trucks from this line are basically over 8,500 lb. You could see models from F250 to F750. The assembly process is divided in two groups. All trucks from F650 and F750 were assembled at the Blue Diamond Truck plant in Mexico. In 2014 the whole production was shifted to Avon Lake, Ohio. The other part of the series (F250 to F550) are assembled at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The extremities of all Super Duties pickup trucks are sometimes hard to keep track of. And if you have a trailer hooked up at the back, things are getting pretty serious when it comes to parking.

Now Ford developed and introduced a comprehensive system to keep the eventual owners of the 2017 Super Duty visually informed. The system comes with up to seven cameras installed around the truck. This way everyone who use the truck to tow is going to do this easier. Here are the hidden cameras – there is one camera in each side mirror, there is one installed in the grille, one in the high-mounted stop lamp, one in the tailgate and there is one more that could be installed at the back of a trailer. The one placed in the center high-mounted stop could be very useful when it comes to hooking up a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer.

The Trailer Reverse Guidance system provides coaching and shifting views of the trailer. When you turn the wheel and angle changes, the Trailer Reverse Guidance system shows yellow or red on the bird’s-eye view on the touch screen in the cabin.

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There is one interesting feature here – a patent-pending steering wheel icon is telling which way to turn in order to keep the trailer straight.

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