Off-road cruise con­trol for F-150 Rap­tor

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Trail Con­trol is a new fea­ture for off- road driv­ing which Ford likens to cruise con­trol. What i t does is man­age throt­tle and brak­ing in­de­pen­dent of user in­put, al­low­ing driv­ers to fo­cus on steer­ing through chal­leng­ing off- road con­di­tions. Trail Con­trol can be ac­ti­vated at speeds from un­der t wo km/ h to just over 30 km/ h, and the new F-150 Rap­tor will be the only pickup that al­lows the driver to op­er­ate Trail Con­trol in all 4x4 modes. Ford says that Trail Con­trol 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 i t hap­pens to get stuck in ex­treme sand. The up­graded 2019 Ford F-150 Rap­tor will be avail­able in the US late this year. Trail Con­trol also will be avail­able on the all-new 2019 US-mar­ket Ford Ranger, ar­riv­ing in dealer show­rooms there early next year.

Ford’s 2019 Ford F-150 Rap­tor will be fit­ted with Trail Con­trol.

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