Wednesday, December 2

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Offers Extensive Braking and ADAS Features

Source: Ram announcement

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Safety and security were primary drivers in the development of the new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, which offers more than 100 available active and passive safety and security features.

Safety and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) might have been a major factor in developing the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX, but it will be its performance ability which further sets it apart from other half-ton pickups.

The standard 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine sets new benchmarks for power and performance among others in the segment (and further information on the overall TRX package can be viewed by clicking HERE):

  • Rated at 702 horsepower, 650 pounds-feet of torque
  • 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.5 seconds; 0-100 mph in 10.5 seconds
  • Quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph
  • Top speed of 118 mph

Included within the extensive list of safety and ADAS features mentioned above are the largest front brakes in the segment – 15 inches – to optimize stopping performance.

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Other brake-centric safety features of the TRX include:

Brake-throttle override: allows driver to stop the vehicle when throttle and brake inputs occur simultaneously; electronic throttle control reduces engine-power output until vehicle stops or until accelerator-pedal inputs cease.

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with rough-road detection detects rough roads by oscillations in wheel speed signals; when detected on off-road surfaces or trails, ABS function is altered to hold brake pressure for longer pulses.

Rain brake support: uses the electronic-stability control (ESC) pump to occasionally push brake pads lightly against brake rotors to help keep them dry in rainy conditions.

Ready Alert Braking (RAB): anticipates certain situations when driver may initiate an emergency braking maneuver and uses the ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors, decreasing time required for full brake application.

SafeHold: Automatically applies electric parking brake if driver’s door is opened without shifting into Park and when other potential inadvertent movement conditions are met.

Standard ADAS features include ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and six standard air bags. Available features include Blind-spot Monitoring, adaptive cruise control and Ready Alert Braking.

Available systems include ultrasonic, radar, camera and other technologies combine to offer the driver 360-degree awareness and, when circumstances dictate, course-correction assistance and:

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with stop, go and hold; adaptive front-lighting system (AFS) to point headlamps in direction of travel; advance brake assist; all-speed traction control system; blind-spot monitoring (BSM); brake traction-control system (BTCS); electronic locking axle; electronic roll mitigation (ERM);  electronic stability control (ESC); frequency response damping (FRD); full-speed forward collision warning-plus; hill-start assist; LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus; ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist; ParkSense park assist with reverse stop; ParkView rear backup camera; Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, and Surround View Camera.

The entire list with explanations can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.