Available safety technology on the 2020 RAM 1500
Safety should be important to you even if you are a truck buyer. Are you curious about the available safety technology on the 2020 RAM 1500? We have you covered. We will look at a few of the most popular features and explore some of the other features that this truck has available for the latest model year.
What is blind-spot monitoring?
When you were being taught how to drive a car, you hopefully learned about your blind spot. It’s the place slightly behind your vehicle on either side that your mirrors cannot see, but that you can still collide with. This blind spot is why you should always look and not just trust your mirrors. The 2020 RAM 1500 has an additional aid here.
Blind-spot monitoring uses sensors to “see” into your blind spot. If a vehicle is detected, a little light will light up on your mirror. What’s more, with available trailer detection, your blind spot monitor can add the length of your trailer to your blind spot. You should still check your blind spot, but this feature is one more safety measure.
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How does forward collision warning work?
These days, cars are smarter than ever before, and that even includes your rugged 2020 RAM 1500. Using sensors, it can see the road ahead and any obstacles it may contain. If it detects a potential hazard such as another car, and it thinks a collision is likely then it will alert you.
What happens if you ignore the alert? The system will then jab the brakes as another attempt to get your attention. If there is still no response, and the system thinks a collision is still imminent, then it will apply the full force of your brakes.
Other safety features available on the 2020 RAM 1500
If you thought those two features were all the 2020 RAM 1500 had to offer, then you’d be wrong. Other available safety features include adaptive cruise control, park-sense front and rear park assist, and a 360-degree surround-view camera system. Standard, the 2020 RAM 1500 also comes with tire pressure monitoring, an electric parking brake, electronic stability control, and six airbags.