Ram,Safety,Technology | August 16 2018

Truck Thursday: 2019 Ram 1500 offers a bird’s-eye view for safety & security

How many times have you wished you had eyes in the back of your head?  Not just to watch your kids, but to help you see when you are backing out of your driveway.

Being aware of your surroundings, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, just makes good sense, especially when you’re behind the wheel!

For example, backing out of your driveway. Before you get behind the wheel, you should always double check to make sure no person, pet or stray wagon or bike is in your backup path. But something could enter your backup zone unexpectedly and you usually would not be able to see it.

The 2019 Ram 1500 offers the 360 Surround View safety & security system which is designed to help give you those ‘eyes’ in the back of your head.

Heather Scott, FCA project chief from the department of active chassis, driver assistance and passive safety, takes a closer look at how the 360 Surround View system works, and the security it offers with a bird’s-eye view of your immediate surroundings.

Join us again next week when our Truck Thursday Safety and Security series puts the spotlight on Perpendicular Park Assist.

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!