September 17, 2019

Satnav ‘breadcrumbs’ tech ensures off-roaders find their way back

Ford has announced ‘breadcrumb navigation’ for its Ranger Raptor, which will enable drivers to find their way back after venturing off-road.

When travelling cross-country, landmarks and track-markings can be difficult to distinguish, and regular satnavs may have limitations. The new Ford Ranger Raptor drops a virtual pin every second so that drivers can more easily return to their starting point.

“Whether it’s for work or for sheer adventure, the new Raptor loves being let loose off‑road,” said Leo Roeks, director, Ford Performance. “Breadcrumb navigation is a simple but effective way to help drivers know exactly how to retrace their route no matter where they are.”

Developed by Ford Performance, the new Ranger Raptor pick-up is designed to overcome the most challenging off-road terrains. Powered by a Bi-turbo version of Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and with a race-bred suspension featuring FOX shock absorbers, the Ranger Raptor is now on sale across Europe.