The camera, which is positioned to give a clear view of the rear, sends an image to a parking camera screen incorporated within the electro-chromatic rear view mirror. Whenever reverse gear is engaged, the screen becomes visible in a section of the mirror. The camera's low-light capability, combined with the intensity of the vehicle's reversing lamps, means that the image is clear even in dark parking areas.
"With the Rear View Camera System, reversing has never been easier. It's a great feature to help drivers detect obstacles on construction sites or in the driveway of your home," Ranger Launch Leader, Electrical Engineering, Craig Sprenger, said. "The lines that mark Ranger's size make it so much simpler to reverse into tight parking spots, and the centre line takes the guesswork out of hooking up to a trailer."
Selected Ranger models sold in Australia will also be available with a Rear Park Assist feature, which uses ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper to measure the distance to the nearest objects. The pickup is designed and built in Australia, the first such vehicle under the One Ford global strategy.