2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Cruise Control For Off-Road Driving, Here’s How It Works

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will arrive in showrooms across the nation early next year with a few interesting features meant to ease driving on tough terrains.

One of the systems is called Trail Control, and “it’s like cruise control for off-road driving”, says Ford. It can be used at speeds between 1 and 20 mph (1.6-32.2 km/h), and can be operated in all 4×4 modes.

So, what does this new feature do, basically? Well, it can take care of the throttle and braking automatically, allowing those holding the wheel to focus solely on the steering.

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The system also helps drivers overcome steep obstacles by automatically directing the torque to each wheel accordingly, then braking to bring it down on the other side. The Trail Control can also help users dig themselves out of extreme sand.

Ford released a video with the system in action, revealing how it functions. However, that’s not the only novelty equipping the 2019 F-150 Raptor, as it also comes with the brand’s Terrain Management System as well. The system enables the driver to pick the right setup depending on the surface, allowing the truck to be pushed harder off-road, while it also features a sensor that tells drivers when they’re airborne.

Other new additions for the 2019MY are the Velocity Blue, Performance Blue and Agate Black colors, enhanced rear applique, different wheels and updated Recaro sport seats with blue Alcantara inserts and contrast stitching.

Ford will start assembling the 2019 F-150 Raptor in Q4 this year, and the truck will go on sale shortly after.

 

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  • Benjamin B.

    Why would anyone in California or the USA buy a Land Rover?

    • Hoe

      but they do…
      Unlike buying American cars in Europe…
      And Europe is the automotive trend setting
      A car which sells good in Europe, sells well anywhere else, and this is not vice versa,

    • Belthronding

      wait,what?

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