How Innovative Is the 2015 Ford F-150?

What is innovation? It’s more than just something new. Innovation is something new that you probably didn’t even realize that you needed. It’s anticipating needs. It’s making things better. It’s a tough concept to articulate, but not a tough concept to demonstrate. All you need to do in order to understand what innovation really means is to take a look at the 2015 Ford F-150.

The new F-150 has more than 100 new or pending Ford patents. That’s a record. It’s the most patented truck in Ford history.

But this isn’t about records or numbers. It’s about building a truck that makes the owner’s life easier, safer, and, with improved fuel economy, less expensive. Let’s take a look at some of the new features that make the newest Ford truck such an extraordinary vehicle.

Lights, Cameras, Awesome!

By now you probably know how cool LED lights are. The new F-150 has LED headlamps. They’re super bright, but use about half of the energy of a standard headlamp. They save energy, but they also save hassle because these LED headlamps are expected to last for the life of the truck. One less thing you need to worry about.

Speaking of LED lights, the headlamps aren’t the only place you’ll find them on the 2015 F-150. This truck also has LED spotlights integrated into the side view mirrors.

We know you may be thinking, “Why would I ever need to use those?”

Well, how about adding a little extra illumination when you need it? You can finish up at the job site when the sun goes down, or maybe set up that tent if you get to the campgrounds a little later than expected. You can even play a game of pick-up basketball at night. The possibilities are endless. Oh, and did we mention that the guy who worked on these used to work for NASA?

The 2015 Ford F-150 also has cameras. Big deal, right? Just about every new vehicle has a backup camera. That’s true, but does every new vehicle have a 360-degree camera system that gives you a bird‘s eye view of your truck? Didn’t think so. You see, the engineers at Ford know that everyone can use a view from above when  backing into a tight spot or pulling a heavy load up a winding trail.

As if that weren’t cool enough, the front camera features a washer system that’s integrated with the windshield washers. So when you’re mudding or driving through a tough storm, you don’t need to worry about dirt and specks obstructing your view.

More Power…Outlets

The 2015 F-150 is going to be plenty powerful. But, in addition to the power under the hood, it will also offer outlets that can help power your equipment, recharge your tools and keep you plugged in when you’re outside.

SuperCab and SuperCrew® models will offer a high-power, 400-watt capable inverter with two 110-volt outlets in the dash and second-row center console. These outlets are centrally located, so they’re easily accessible from either side of the truck.

Need More Info

Good truck owners wants to know everything that’s happening with their baby at any given time. That’s why the engineers at Ford developed a truly customizable productivity screen and information cluster. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the information cluster now contains computer-generated displays for the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and amp meter.

Drivers can also customize additional screens to display mission-critical information while towing and off-roading. You can even adjust the color and location of the information displays, making the display both as unique and useful as you want.

Tailgate Technology

Opening your doors or trunk with your key fob is probably second nature by now. But how about your tailgate? From the same company that brought you the hands-free liftgate; the all-new 2015 F-150 has a tailgate that can automatically lower with the push of a button. That will certainly come handy when you have your hands full.

F-150 engineers have also made some refinements to the Ford-exclusive tailgate step. It is fully integrated into the tailgate, and is pretty much invisible when it’s folded up. They’ve also relocated the grab handle inside the tailgate, keeping the surface nice and flat.

The 2015 Ford F-150 combines the power and reliability that you know and love with a number of revolutionary features. This creates a truck that is powerful, smart and filled with helpful technology.

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