Automated emergency braking, automated lane keeping, pedestrian warning, blindspot detection…all important features available on Ford’s latest F-150. But what about a truck that can help free itself from tire-swallowing ruts? Looks like Ford has been hard at work on that too.
The upgraded 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor features Trail Control which is like cruise control for off-road driving.
This new feature manages throttle and braking, allowing drivers to focus on steering through challenging terrain.
Trail Control can be activated at speeds from 1 to 20 mph. The new feature can help overcome steep obstacles by automatically directing torque to each wheel then braking to smoothly bring the truck down on the other side. It also can help in digging the truck out if it happens to get stuck in extreme sand. Raptor is the only pickup that allows the driver to operate Trail Control in all 4×4 modes.
The upgraded 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will be available in late 2018. Trail Control also will be available on the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger, arriving in dealer showrooms early next year.