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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 06:42 PM
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That definitely is an amazing piece of equipment but at the same time, It still isn't going to make just anyone capable of doing it unfortunately and we'll still see mishaps with this. It will definitely cut down the amount of mishaps a fair amount though.
What are you talking about? This takes away a lot of guess work, the rest is using your eyes to better see how things are lining up although with this feature you have the advantage. Watch the video again.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-29-2017, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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People have enough issues averaging while reversing as it is. Adding something that long to it adds that much more difficulty. Adding a knob for a trailer assist feature, people are going to have to try and familiarize themselves with how much turning that knob will compensate for in the direction of left and right. See what I'm getting at here?

Never said you don't have an advantage with this, just saying that a fair amount of people still won't be able to do this and we'll see mishaps occur.
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 02:26 PM
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Either way, it's an aid. It's not meant to make anyone perfect or really good and backing up a trailer, it's supposed to help. Take it for what it is, it's not worth overthinking something. Be happy it's there, because years ago we didn't even have parking proximity sensors to make those annoying little beeps when you're getting close to a wall.
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-29-2017, 10:39 PM
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It'll get even better once we get trailer systems that also have some automation in them since that could mean a truly idiot-proof system. Shouldn't be too far out from now since trailers aren't nearly as complex as vehicles are, making it easier to bring these to market.
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-20-2017, 12:16 AM
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There's already a self parking system that accounts for trailers too, though I don't recall which vehicle has it. But we're getting very close to idiot proof pickups and cars.
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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 02:44 AM
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Ford F-150 is that model and odds are other models like the Explorer and Excursion will have it but of course everything else they have won't account for trailers although people will be towing small trailers.
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Not too concerned about the other two models, but the self park system on the F-150 was spot on with such a large trailer. Would be handy when you're backing the boat into the water.
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 11:04 PM
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Hopefully Ford has demo's of those at the upcoming auto shows because there's no better way to sell people on these than getting them behind the wheel. Got sold on cars myself that way and don't regret it.
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-19-2017, 01:11 PM
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What I'd like to see is different drive modes for the diesel F150; mud, road, sport, snow, eco, baja?
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 02:57 AM
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Raptor already has 6 driving modes and odds are when this F150 comes to market they will want to promote it with a sporty edge or at least with some sort advantage like that.
Like the Raptor.... I want Weather mode.
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