The new 2015 Ford F-150 is filled with lots of items to make life easier like these 10 different driving assist systems. These systems reduce driving stress and are smart solutions to pesky problems.
1. Park Assist
Parallel parking has long been a hassle for many drivers. Not anymore with Ford’s park assist. Activate the system, drive by a space you want to park in and then let the truck park itself. Parallel parking doesn’t get any easier than that.
2. Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support
If you haven’t driven a vehicle with adaptive cruise control, you are missing out. This is the next evolution of cruise control. Set your speed and the truck will adapt the speed when coming up on slower vehicles to match their speed. Once you pass the vehicle, the system will speed up to the previously set speed.
The 2015 Ford F-150 also has a collision warning system with brake support. If the vehicle in front of you is stopped or rapidly slowing down, the system will not only warn you, it will assist with slamming on your brakes allowing you to stop sooner and safer.
3. Curve Control
While taking a turn too fast may seem like fun, it is actually pretty dangerous especially for a truck. With this in mind, Ford has developed curve control. This innovative system detects when you are cornering too fast and applies the 4-wheel brakes to safely slow you down by up to 10 mph.
4. Smart Trailer Tow Module
One of the steps every time you hook up a trailer is to check the lights. Not anymore with the Smart Trailer Tow module. This system will check the lights and even tell you which light isn’t working.
5. Multi-Contour Seats
A hard day of work should be rewarded with a comfortable seat. The 2015 Ford F-150 has seats contouring to your body with massage!
6. Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross-Traffic Alert
Trucks are known for having large blind spots due to their length. The 2015 Ford F-150 tackles this problem with blind spot monitoring radar that triggers an alert in the side view mirrors when a vehicle is there.
Also, the truck has cross-traffic alert. This innovative system uses a radar to sense vehicle coming down an aisle when you are trying to back up. No longer will you need to simply “go for it” and hope for the best when backing up. The 2015 Ford F-150 will tell you when another vehicle is there.
7. Lane-Keeping System
Using a camera, the 2015 Ford F-150 will detect the left- and right-hand road lane markings to help you stay in your lane. When you cross a line, the steering wheel will vibrate to let you know. This is a handy feature for when you are tired or have a bad habit of swerving. It will ultimately make you a better and safer driver.
8. 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display
Ford knows it can be hard to navigate tight parking lots or narrow roads/trails. This is why they have introduced a 360-degree camera in the 2015 Ford F-150. This camera shows you want is around you using four exterior cameras. It will give you a split-view display showing a bird’s-eye view of what is around you.
9. Hill Descent Control
Over-braking down a hill can cause trucks to slide out of control. Ford has hill descent control to counter this problem. By activating the button, the 2015 Ford F-150 will evenly apply pressure to all four brakes while you concentrate on steering.
10. Individual Tire Pressuring System
Flat tires aren’t just bad for fuel economy, they are unsafe as well. The 2015 Ford F-150 will tell you when your tires are low and monitors the tire pressure in each. This handy system saves time checking them and makes you better at maintenance.