A Comparison between the Trailer Backup Assistance systems in both the 2018 Ford Expedition & 2018 Land Rover Discovery.
The 2018 Ford Expedition offers Pro Trailer Backup Assist which helps take the frustration out of backing up with a trailer. It works by letting the customer steer the trailer with a control knob while the Expedition steers its wheels and limits vehicle speed.
To operate Pro Trailer Backup Assist on the 2018 Ford Expedition, the driver rotates a knob to indicate how much the system should turn the trailer, then the technology automatically steers the Expedition to turn the trailer the desired amount. The system can limit vehicle speed to enhance occupant comfort over various road surfaces. The result is less time required to back up a trailer along with added driver confidence; the technology can even help towing experts by reducing time lost to maneuvering mistakes.
With the introduction of its 2017 Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover is showcasing its all-new advanced tow assist technology, which helps drivers back up with a trailer (similar to Ford’s towing aid). Towing up to 8,201 pounds in the Discovery is no problem, but backing that load up can be difficult. With Advanced Tow Assist, drivers can guide their trailer or camper into position without using the steering wheel.