Ram,Safety,Technology | August 09 2018

Truck Thursday: A closer look at the 2019 Ram 1500 Safety & Security Systems

Have a safe trip!

You’ve probably heard that a lot this summer as you hit the highways and back roads for new adventures, or just head out for a quick trip to the grocery store.

Safety behind the wheel is your ‘job one’ no matter how long or short the drive. Always make sure to keep your eyes on the road, stay aware and awake, and exercise extra patience.

The 2019 Ram 1500 does its part by offering the very latest in advanced safety and security technology to help keep that road trip happy and stress-free.

This #TruckThursday we launch a new month-long series focused on these advanced safety and security technologies with Heather Scott, FCA project chief for the department of Active Chassis, Driver Assistance and Passive Safety. She’ll help us get better acquainted with systems like 360 Surround View and adaptive cruise control, explaining what they are and how they work to keep your road trip humming along.

Kicking off our series, Scott takes a deeper dive into the Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection systems.

Next week on #TruckThursday, Scott demonstrates how the 360 Surround View system offers much needed confidence behind the wheel with a bird’s-eye view of the immediate environment around your truck at all times.

Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!