2019 Ram 1500's Redesigned Safety Tech Could Save You Money

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In case you haven't noticed, the auto industry is on a mission to cut the number of front-end collisions with automatic braking systems that activate the front brakes much faster than humans. The hope is to avoid accidents or lessen the impact if an accident occurs. These new systems use costly front-mounted radar sensors (which often serve double duty for automatic cruise control) and a camera mounted in the windshield to keep track of lane lines (often used by lane departure warning systems as well).

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These automatic emergency braking systems can be found as a standard feature on more new luxury vehicles and are becoming a popular option or standard feature on most of the top-of-the-line half-ton pickup trucks like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country, 2019 Ford F-150 Limited, and now the 2019 Ram 1500 Limited and Laramie Longhorn.

Since the sensors for these systems are usually located in the grille or front bumpers, repairs can be quite expensive in the event of an accident. Ford and GM have integrated their sensors and cameras into one module and moved them to the back of the rearview mirror in their half-ton pickups and now, with the introduction of the 2019 Ram 1500 (and 2019 Jeep Wrangler), Ram parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is going that way, too.

Combining these two safety features into a single unit reduces repair costs in the event of a crash and also allows vehicle designers to create more appealing front ends and improve aerodynamics for cooling the engine. Since this new strategy is being used for the redesigned Wrangler and Ram 1500, we're guessing the all-new 2019 Jeep Gladiator will sport the same technology when it debuts at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday — but we'll have to wait and see.

As technology like this becomes more popular and less expensive, it will begin to trickle down into more mid- and lower-level trim levels. As that happens we hope to see the number of front-end crash crashes decrease dramatically.

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All the expensive hardware could be avoided by putting down the smartphone and learning to drive. The nanny state has come to eliminate the driving experience.

The Motor Trend Truck of the Year!!!

Mark failed to mention that automatic braking is standard on the 2018 Tundra in all trim levels, not just on top of the line trims like Ford, GM and Fiat. Safety should not be limited to wealthier folks.

@Uh Huh, and us frugal fooks. I can afford a Limited but can see spending that kind of money when I could put the difference between into a nice money market account and make more money.

Nice of Motor Trend to throw this dog a bone. Now for FCA to include the advanced safety gear on all the trucks it sells.

Toyota cares about all its customers, buy Toyota if you care about your family.

Tailgating is not good. Even if you have "auto" braking on your vehicle.

"Mark failed to mention that automatic braking is standard on the 2018 Tundra in all trim levels, not just on top of the line trims like Ford, GM and Fiat. Safety should not be limited to wealthier folks."

The best safety measure is to drive right.

What the hell is a Tundra? we are talking trucks here! Not VAGINOPLASTY.

shoot, our 2011 Grand Cherokee had automatic braking, it seems like it iis the big thing now, 8 years later

Three of my favorite safety features should cost very little to put on all trucks: Daytime running lights, automatic wipers and automatic headlights that also come on with the wipers plus include auto dimming. I find that these help me to keep my eyes on the road a lot more plus I am much easier for others to see.

All this tech has made prices soar in trucks. Plus, can you imagine the amount of money it will cost to replace when it goes out if u dont have warranty left?

The main problem is phones!! We need to have stricter laws and technology that shuts them off while driving or locks u out of them while driving.

Its absolutely mind blowing how many people I see texting while driving, while I'm traveling on the interstate at 80 mph!

It's a rule in our family that the person driving never touches the phone until your parked.

Anyone else see that these new rams are leaking alot when it rains out. I like the looks of it but QC seems really bad right now.

Its also another thing which raises price and provides additional profit her feature/unit. The more you add the more you can brag and higher the price. Don't be caught without offering all the latest toys.

The main problem is phones!! We need to have stricter laws and technology that shuts them off while driving or locks u out of them while driving.

Its absolutely mind blowing how many people I see texting while driving, while I'm traveling on the interstate at 80 mph!

It's a rule in our family that the person driving never touches the phone until your parked.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Nov 28, 2018 9:27:55 AM

yes i agree that is a big problem, i see it all the time and watching people swerving from side to side, not paying attention

@ drools

Father had to put on new chrome bumper on his 09 last year bc someone backed into it without telling him. The chrome bumper was $500 installed.

All these new ones with sensors in them are anywhere from $2500 to $3k installed. This technology adds up quick!

TNTGMC

i hear ya this tech world is a all fun and games until it breaks, the problem with a lot of the tech stuff is you can't fix it you have to replace it

"Three of my favorite safety features should cost very little to put on all trucks: Daytime running lights, automatic wipers and automatic headlights that also come on with the wipers plus include auto dimming. I find that these help me to keep my eyes on the road a lot more plus I am much easier for others to see."

If you can not turn it on yourself when it is time to do so then you are not fit to drive.

Yes I purchase a 2019 Dodge Ram Bighorn and I was really dissatisfied with it because it didn't have what the dealership said it had on it so I was kind of stuck with it and I traded this with them before and I got a good deal but I think they could have gave me a better deal they could work with me a little bit better and it makes you not want to buy another Dodge Ram anymore

My main reason for my new 2019 Ram Longhorn is the safety features.To me the most important is the ADCC.This is a item GM didn,t even think about in their new trucks.BYBY GM hello Ram.



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