Did you know the 2015 Ford F-150 contains more than 100 patents? If you’re like us, you’re probably thinking “That’s a whole lot of stuff – how will I ever learn to use all of it?”
The good news is, the truck will use most of those featured patents for you. After all, Ford designed the new F-150 so you could work smarter, not harder.
Many of those patents go toward the 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA. There are systems available like:
- 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display
- Lane-Keeping System
- Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support
- Curve Control
- Active Park Assist
- and more.
Some of these you’ve probably heard of, but others like Curve Control, which reduces your speed automatically if you’re going too fast on a curve, are new.
Most of the features in that list are passive systems that will work for you. We want to point out some of the more active features available for the F-150 that you’ll want to take full advantage of.
BoxLink is an all-new bed management system. Gone are the days of jury-rigging a spider-web of bungie cables and hoping that mattress doesn’t take flight. The Ford engineers have designed a fully configurable, universal pickup box interface system. It’s compatible with a wide array of available Ford and aftermarket accessories, and it ups the total number of tie-down locations from 4 to 8.
LED Box Lights
Don’t let the end of the day discourage you. Put the finishing touches on your project, even after sunset. These LEDs mounted around the truck bed will ensure you can still see whatever you’re doing. Don’t forget the available spotlights on the exterior mirrors, too.
Stowable Loading Ramps
These light but sturdy ramps attach to the tailgate and are perfect for loading a smaller vehicle into the truck bed. Load up your ATV, dirt bike, or lawn mower and roll out, ready for action.
That’s just a sampling of what you can find in the all-new Ford F-150. For a full course on this incredible truck, visit us today at Leith Ford. Our experts will be more than happy to show you around and take you for a test drive.