Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a remote controlled engine revving system, Ford Authority has learned.
The patent was filed on November 3rd, 2020, published on May 5th, 2022, and assigned serial number 0137616.
The Ford Authority Take
Aside from more serious things like safety features, Ford has filed a number of enthusiast-related patents in recent months, including one for a drift mode. Back in March, another Ford patent was filed for key fobs with remote park-assist functionality, which would give owners the ability to control a vehicle from outside the vehicle. Now, a new Ford patent builds on that idea by presenting a system that would allow owners to rev their engine remotely, too.
Such a system would be quite the coup for those that frequently attend car shows and want to show off their vehicle’s powerplant without having to get inside every single time a curious onlooker comes around. Luckily for them, there are also multiple ways such a system could presumably work, according to the Ford patent, including revving to a preset peak RPM, a certain noise volume, or even via a user’s input while using a smartphone app.
Additionally, the user could set the amount of time they wish the engine revving to last, and even open or close exhaust valves if a vehicle is equipped with that feature. Interestingly, Ford notes in the patent that exhaust sound is an appealing factor to enthusiasts, and points out that this is a detractor for those same folks when it comes to electric vehicles. The patent goes on to mention that engine revving sounds could also be fed through speakers, but that sort of thing has never gained favor among enthusiasts when it’s been tried in the past.