Ford Ranger Seat Belt Monitor demo

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Published on June 28, 2019 - Duration: 01:07s

Ford Ranger Seat Belt Monitor demo

The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t just an off-roading, trailer-towing, high-tech adventure machine, it also boasts some of the smartest seat belts in the business.

To ensure rear seat passengers stay buckled up, every Ford Ranger is equipped with an innovative safety technology called Belt Monitor.

The feature alerts the driver if a second row passenger unbuckles and indicates which seat they’re in.

“Whether you’re on the freeway or the trail, we want to make sure everyone who puts a seat belt on keeps it on,” said Paul Kula, Ford electrical systems engineer.

“We hope that making Belt Monitor a standard feature in every Ford Ranger will provide extra peace of mind for the driver.” While other seat belt systems only monitor front and rear passengers as the driver initially pulls away, Ranger alerts a driver when any passenger unbuckles while driving.

By flagging the specific seat position, the driver can remind occupants to buckle up again.

Ranger’s Belt Monitor is the first rear seat belt reminder system to debut in Ford’s truck lineup.

First introduced on the 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, Belt Monitor will roll out across the entire North American lineup over the next few years.

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