The 2019 Ford Ranger will offer a towing feature that helps drivers navigate blind spots after hooking up a trailer, according to Ford.
The feature, known as Blind Spot Information System, consists of radar embedded in Ranger's taillights that monitors blind zones behind the trailer. The system keeps drivers informed about the presence of a vehicle in the truck's blind zones until that vehicle passes.
Ranger can store up to three trailer profiles and the trailer's length to let the radar system know how far back to provide warnings when another vehicle is traveling next to the trailer.
The system can also let the driver know when a vehicle is in the Ranger's blind spots when no trailer is attached. The system also uses cross-traffic alert technology to warn drivers about an oncoming vehicle when they're backing out of a parking spot. The system will be optional on XL models and standard on XLT and Lariat models.