GM develops system to make towing behind pickup trucks safer

A deer leaps into the road. It freezes in your pickup truck’s lights. The impulse is to slam on the brakes, but the heavy trailer you’re towing could buckle and crash into the truck or flip them both. What do you do?

GM is developing an advanced trailer braking system that will let pickup truck drivers react to such perilous situations the same way regardless of what they’re towing. Essentially, GM is modifying its eBoost braking system found on the 2020 GMC Sierra and 2020 Chevy Silverado and applying it to trailers equipped with electric hydraulic disc brakes.