2019 Ford Ranger gets class-exclusive blind spot detection

Ford released video today demonstrating its class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System on the 2019 Ford Ranger.

After hooking up a trailer, radar housed in Ranger’s taillights monitors blind spots all the way to the back of the trailer. The system keeps drivers informed of the presence of a vehicle in the truck’s blind spots until that vehicle passes.

Ranger can store up to three trailer profiles, including a trailer’s length, to let the radar system know how far back to provide warnings when another vehicle is traveling next to the trailer.

Ranger’s advanced Blind Spot Information System can tell the driver when vehicles are in the truck’s blind spot when a trailer is not attached as well. Thanks to its cross-traffic alert technology, the system can warn drivers of an oncoming vehicle when they are backing out of a parking spot.

Blind Spot Information System is standard on Ranger XLT and Lariat models. To date, the 2019 Ranger is the only midsize truck that will be offering blind spot detection technology.