BTB said:If a person can't back up a trailer, they shouldn't pull a trailer. To learn to back a trailer, a person must practice. There are plenty of parking lots to practice in. These sorts of " assists" are ridiculous and ultimately dangerous because they put people on the road pulling trailers dangerously.
I understand your point, and really don't disagree...but those people are already out there...I see it every day. At least with this it's offered on a truck that's capable of towing! I've seen people in little x overs towing things I wouldn't dream of towing with the explorer (I know not a beast, but chose a camper well within it's range) so I guess I have mixed feelings. If "backup assist" gets them to actually buy a TV worthy of towing maybe we're all slightly safer?