Ford F-150 Truckin’ to be Official at CES

Fordf150The all-new Ford F-150 pickup will be the Official Vehicle of the 2015 International CES,Jan. 6-9, 2015

The all-new F-150 is completely redesigned with more smart features than the previous model, including class-exclusive driver-assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control, smart towing module, multicontour seats, active park assist, 360-degree camera and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.

As Official Vehicle of 2015 CES, F-150 will be featured in Ford’s main display area in the North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as prominently throughout the show floor.

Active park assist uses two ultrasonic sensors and electric power-assisted steering to help drivers parallel park.  After confirming the vehicle can fit, the truck automatically steers into the space, while the driver operates the accelerator and brake pedals.

Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support uses radar in the front of the truck to measure the distance and speed of vehicles ahead.

Collision warning triggers visual and audio alerts if the system detects the following distance is diminishing too quickly and a collision may occur. It also pre-charges the brakes if the driver needs to stop suddenly

The 360-degree camera with split-view display uses four exterior cameras to give the driver a bird’s-eye view of up to seven feet surrounding the F-150 to assist in parking, maneuvering in tight spots and navigating narrow roads and trails at low speeds

The Blind Spot Information System uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver.

The Lane-Keeping System is designed to help prevent a driver from drifting outside of the intended driving lane. A vibrating steering wheel is used to alert the driver. The system can also provide steering torque to help guide the vehicle back into the lane if needed

New models Ford F-150 models up to 700 pounds of weight savings with the 2015 F-150; F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds, haul up to 530 more pounds.