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One of the US pick-up`s with the greatest towing capacity, the all new Ford F-150 receives a new trailer assist system that will make backing up a trailer easier than ever for both experts and infrequent towers alike. 
 
Backing up a trailer can be tricky. The truck’s front wheels have to be turned the opposite direction the customer wants the trailer to go. Turn too hard and the trailer can hit the vehicle, or jackknife.
 
The system is called Pro Trailer Backup Assist and it works by letting the customer steer the trailer with a control knob while the truck steers its wheels and limits vehicle speed.
 
To operate Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the customer rotates a knob to indicate how much the system should turn the trailer. The technology automatically steers the truck to turn the trailer the desired amount. The system may limit vehicle speed to enhance occupant comfort over various road surfaces.
 
Leveraging advanced camera technology, Ford engineers developed the trailer tracking system strategy and tested it for almost a decade. 


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