Magna International has announced that its vision-based driver-assistance technologies are featured in the 2017 Ford Super Duty Trailer Reverse Guidance system. Magna’s EYERIS driver-assistance technology supports the Trailer Reverse Guidance system jointly developed by Magna and Ford. Image-processing software determines the angle between truck and trailer and provides the most appropriate view to the driver, depending on the trailer’s trajectory, informed the automotive components manufacturer.
Three high-resolution cameras and a color-coded bird’s-eye diagram of the truck help warn the driver of potential jackknife conditions. Additional technology shows the driver the required steering wheel movement for reversing in a straight line. Magna’s back-up driver assistance systems are already used in the F-Series.
“Ford approached Magna to develop a solution for Super Duty customers, for whom trailering and towing is a priority,” said Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer, Magna.
“For two years, dozens of Magna engineers from the US, Germany and Canada worked together with Ford engineers to develop technology to enable Trailer Reverse Guidance, which makes trailering safer and more convenient. We are proud to support Ford with this innovation.”
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