How the 2023 Ford Super Duty Pickup’s Trailering Technology Package Makes Life Easier
Ford has been making trucks for so long that it’s almost impossible to imagine the future without them, especially in the United States. The all-new lineup of 2023 F-Series Super Duty Pickup Trucks and Chassis Cabs was recently unveiled. The Super Duty series has been completely redesigned, keeping its work capabilities in mind.
Most importantly, it’s packed with new technologies and a slew of cloud-based services. The Ford Super Duty is built for automakers, which have been the backbone of the American economy. Ford has therefore put everything it knows, with a lot of passion, into the development of these trucks, making them smarter, loaded with technology and of course, more powerful.
Ford says the F-Series Super Duty line has generated more revenue for the company than a few Fortune 500 companies – and that’s saying something. It’s one of the most reliable products from the Ford stable, and we’ll take a look at what makes its towing tech package all the more appealing.
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Here’s how Ford Super Duty’s Trailering Technology Package makes life easier
The majority of Ford pickup truck customers end up using their trucks to tow something or the other, so it makes sense to focus on what could make living with a truck and its ability to tow that much easier. There are some very significant upgrades that have made Super Duty trucks so much more appealing with the new towing tech package.
360 degree trailer view
There are four trailer-mounted cameras that give you a 360-degree all-round view, while there’s also a single camera that offers a selectable view. In all cases, the images are routed over CAN bus power via the 7-pin trailer wiring harness connector and are reflected on the infotainment screen one view at a time.
If you’re driving somewhere remote with your trailer, this feature is likely to be the ultimate lifesaver. Using an enhanced map database, the F-Series Super Duty truck’s navigation system can adjust to let you select a route that will help you decide if a turn is too tight for your long truck and trailer, and if your trailer is too high, it will avoid bridges that won’t let you pass.
Trailer Hitch Assist Pro
This feature allows the truck to align its hitch, which includes the bumper or gooseneck, with the trailer pin without any issues. Before coupling the trailer for the first time, the system checks with the drivers for the length of the trailer and the type of coupling.
After which, the driver simply has to position the truck close to the trailer and let it work its magic. Don’t start too close, or line it up haphazardly, otherwise the screen may ask you to move forward and then back again. A new optional feature includes a camera and sensors that work when the tailgate is lowered.
Pickup and drop tailgate
Who doesn’t want a remote-controlled tailgate that raises and lowers on its own? ! This feature allows the driver to lower the door, use the camera above to position the truck under the gooseneck of the trailer, and then close it again, all without having to get out of the truck. If you opt for the step and the additional sensors, the gate can get heavy, but the proven system handles it effortlessly.
Intelligent adaptive cruise control
2023 F-Series Super Duty Trucks feature Lane Centering, Auto Stop, and Auto Speed Limit Sign Detection that can adjust your set speed if it exceeds the legal limit or drops further down. There’s no limited Blue Cruise self-driving, however, as F-150 owners like their hydraulic power steering assist over the all-electric steering.
Tailgate down and rear view camera detection
Ford placed four additional ultrasonic sensors and a camera atop the tailgate. When the door is lowered, it activates and keeps the driver aware of the truck’s surroundings while maintaining the 360-degree camera view.
Both the camera and sensors are compatible with Ford’s tailgate step, and they seem a little recessed to protect them from payload that might fall on top of the tailgate. Anyone towing a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer will benefit from this system as soon as it syncs with another Super Duty feature: a power-on-and-down tailgate, as mentioned above.
Blind spot detection on long trailer
The remote blind spot detection sensors can be mounted on the trailer and wired into the 7-pin trailer wiring harness CAN-bus connection, so that the warning indicators on the mirrors come on when something gets in the way, in the lane beside the trailer. For the sensors to work, the driver must turn on the position lights.