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Clever software helps Ford’s 2017 F-150 Raptor climb every mountain

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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is certainly testing truck fans patience.

It was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show a year and a half ago, and still won t go on sale until later this year.

Available on everything from the Hyundai Elantra to the Lamborghini Huracán, driving modes electronically change a car s character by altering the behavior of things like the steering, throttle, and transmission.

Different systems vary in effectiveness, but on off-road vehicles like the Raptor, the multiple modes are often set up to deal with different types of terrain.

The Raptor s six modes include Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl.

Normal is for, er, normal conditions, while Weather adjusts throttle response, shifting, traction control, and the four-wheel system for slippery roads.

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