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Ford covers all the angles to make trailer reversing easier

Ford covers all the angles to ...
The 2017 Super Duty is due to go on sale later this year
The 2017 Super Duty is due to go on sale later this year
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The 2017 Super Duty is due to go on sale later this year
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The 2017 Super Duty is due to go on sale later this year
The 2017 Super Duty has up to seven cameras around the truck that feed into Trailer Reverse Guidance and 360-degree view systems
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The 2017 Super Duty has up to seven cameras around the truck that feed into Trailer Reverse Guidance and 360-degree view systems
The 2017 Super Duty has a camera in each of the side-view mirrors helps with both the Trailer Reverse Guidance and 360-degree camera systems
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The 2017 Super Duty has a camera in each of the side-view mirrors helps with both the Trailer Reverse Guidance and 360-degree camera systems
The 2017 Super Duty has a camera on the tail-gate to detect the trailer angle
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The 2017 Super Duty has a camera on the tail-gate to detect the trailer angle
An optional camera can be mounted on the rear of the the Super Duty's trailer to provide views behind it
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An optional camera can be mounted on the rear of the the Super Duty's trailer to provide views behind it
A camera on the rear of the 2017 Super Duty's cabin looking back into the truck bed is helpful for hitching gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers
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A camera on the rear of the 2017 Super Duty's cabin looking back into the truck bed is helpful for hitching gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers
As the driver reverses, the 2017 Super Duty's Trailer Reverse Guidance system provides visual cues and tips
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As the driver reverses, the 2017 Super Duty's Trailer Reverse Guidance system provides visual cues and tips
An icon indicates which way to turn the steering wheel of the 2017 Super Duty in order to reverse in a straight line
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An icon indicates which way to turn the steering wheel of the 2017 Super Duty in order to reverse in a straight line

Having a truck powerful enough to haul trailers doesn't necessarily make maneuvering with trailers any easier. Ford's new 2017 Super Duty pickup, however, has up to seven cameras that feed into Trailer Reverse Guidance and 360-degree view systems to give drivers help when backing up.

Trailer Reverse Guidance is said to allow drivers to see more angles around the truck when reversing, and is able to coach drivers through maneuvers with real-time guidance. Three high resolution cameras are used for the system – one on the tailgate to track the motion of the trailer and two on the side to alter the view as trailer angles change.

As the driver reverses, they are provided with visual cues and tips on the in-cab display, such as an icon that indicates which way to turn the steering wheel in order to reverse in a straight line and color-coding to show whether or not a reversing angle is ok or too tight.

Up to four additional cameras are available to the driver, including one on the front grille, and another at the center high-mounted stop lamp at the rear of the cabin that looks out over the cargo box (and is helpful for hitching gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers). There's also the option of mounting a camera to the rear of the trailer to provide views behind it.

The 2017 Super Duty is due to go on sale later this year. The video below provides an overview of the system.

Source: Ford

All-new F-Series Super Duty offers innovative Trailer Reverse Guidance

1 comment
Dave Kennett
Wish they had this system for Semi trucks.