Ford wants to revolutionize off-road driving. No other manufacturer offers this system anymore.
The system was called Trail Control. The system will also be available on the Ranger.
The American car maker announces an innovative system that will benefit primarily from the F-150 Raptor (model 2019). Later, this system will be found in the offer of the new Ford Ranger, which arrives in showrooms next year.
The Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the most capable off-roaders of the moment, as Jeremy Clarkson made in one of the last season’s episodes in The Grand Tour. Unfortunately, this model is a forbidden fruit for Europeans but in the United States it rages.
In order to continue to impress fans, the truck gets some reinforcements in 2019. Among these is a system called Trail Control, which is nothing but a cruise control for rough terrain. How does it work? Simple enough.
Ford claims that this system will control the acceleration and brakes so the driver can concentrate his attention all the way. Trail Control can be activated regardless of the selected driving mode and will operate up to 32 km / h.
It will direct the couple to the most adherent wheel, or if the situation asks for it, it will know how to brake to get the car back on wheels with all the wheels. Moreover, it will help the driver when he gets stuck.
In addition to this system, the Ford F-150 Raptor model 2019 will benefit from a set of adaptive dampers that use sensors to monitor what’s happening with the car and recalibrating the dampers according to driving conditions. For example, the system will know if the car is in the air and program the dampers in such a way that the landing is as smooth as possible.
The US automaker says the Trail Control system will also be available on the Ranger (2019), which arrives in showrooms early next year.