When the 2019 Silverado 1500 launches this fall, buyers will have the option to add a host of new technologies to make towing simpler and take advantage of new standard tech.
Chevrolet detailed how the 2019 Silverado 1500 improves the towing experience after speaking with 7,000 customers during the truck’s development. At the basic level, the myChevrolet app will provide owners with step-by-step checklists to make sure the Silverado is ready to tow and provide a glossary of important terms for those new to towing. The app will also allow drivers to conduct a trailer light test using an automatic exterior light sequence.
The test confirms the trailer is connected properly and lets a single person ensure the truck is ready to go.
Those who want greater towing confidence may opt for the Advanced Trailering System. The system includes auto parking brake assist, hitch guidance with hitch view and a trailer tire pressure monitoring system.
Auto parking brake assist is an industry-first, which applies the parking brake after a driver lines up the truck with the trailer and shifts into park. The system keeps the truck from rolling after lining up the pickup. Meanwhile, the hitch guidance system adds guidelines to the rear vision camera to help customers line up their hitch. Trailer tire pressure monitoring does as it says; the system monitors the trailer’s tire pressure and temperature to keep drivers privy to the information.
2019 Silverado 1500 owners who select the Advanced Trailering System will also have access to an app baked into the infotainment system to monitor mileage, fuel economy and transmission temperature of their truck while towing. The app can also store up to five different profiles for different trailers and towing jobs.