Ford promises to take the pain out of reversing while towing with a new feature in the Ranger, Everest and F-150.

Backing up with a trailer isn’t easy – as scores of frustrated drivers in viral videos can attest.

But a clever system in new Fords could change that, by letting drivers steer a rotary knob on the dashboard – not the steering wheel – while reversing.

Ford engineer Zack McIntyre said the change could put an end to the frustration during weekend retreats.

“Because reversing a trailer requires you to turn the steering wheel left to make the trailer go to the right, it can be difficult to get your head around, even if you’ve done it loads of times,” he said.

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