You can live the high life in GMC's new jacked-up, off-road truck, which is loaded with plenty of tech and clever features, says Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu. The clever feature on the 2019 Sierra 1500 features a baby tailgate inside the main one, and the two can be opened in six different combinations to create load stops and a step and offer easier access to the bed. GMC is so proud of it that it built an entire TV advertising campaign around it. As far as pickup innovations are concerned, it kind of rocks. The 100-watt setup connects to a music source via Bluetooth, USB or an auxiliary jack.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 9 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A Cleveland Browns fan was hospitalized Sunday after taking a serious fall from the top of a van he was standing on in a parking lot prior to the team's game against the Tennessee Titans. The fan appeared in the background of a Cleveland Channel 19 newscast falling from the van at around 7:30 a.m. The man had a gash on his head and was seen sitting up talking to medical personnel.
Ram is recalling 1.1 million pickups in the U.S. because their tailgates may fly open while the trucks are in motion. The safety campaign affects 2015 to 2017 model year Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks equipped with power locks. Trucks with manual locks or 8-foot beds are excluded. An additional 300,000 trucks are being recalled in Canada. The danger posed is that cargo could potentially fall out of the back and strike other vehicles, although there have been no reports of any accidents related to the issue.
Ford has developed technology to stop rear-end crashes. The system allows a vehicle to spot when a car is about to plow into its back and take evasive action. Ford said new models will be fitted with sensors and cameras to monitor traffic and calculate the risk of a smash. If the driver behind is too fast or is too close the on-board computer takes over and pulls the car out of the way into a neighboring lane. If traffic makes that impossible the system will find the best way to reduce the damage.
According to the news report, the employees told investigators they did not stop during their drive and that when they arrived at their office in Shah Alam, the truck's tailgate had been lowered and that the device could have fallen out. Malaysia's Criminal Investigation Department found no evidence that the tailgate had been forced open and determined it had not opened on its own.