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Ford Patent Filed For Air Pollution Detection And Remediation System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a harmful gas detection system in vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on January 22nd, 2021, published on July 28th, 2022, and assigned serial number 0234414.

The Ford Authority Take

Over the past several months, Ford has filed a number of patents related to air quality inside a vehicle’s cabin, including one for a harmful gas detection system and another presenting an idea for a poor outdoor air quality separation system. With air quality becoming an issue in a number of places, particularly large cities with heavy traffic, FoMoCo also recently launched a new line of advanced, new-standard certified cabin air filters and gave the Lincoln Aviator an optional Auto Air Refresh System.

Now, this new Ford patent builds upon those prior moves by introducing another idea for detecting and removing pollutants from the air before it enters the cabin of a vehicle. In this case, vehicles would be able to measure air pollution outside and transmit that data to a computer, which could in turn determine if pollution levels are high enough that action should be taken.

From there, the system would be able to take a variety of actions, including physically moving a vehicle from one location to another, if pollutants are localized. The system would also be able to determine if the area the vehicle is located in experiences high levels of air pollution on a regular basis, or if the event is merely a temporary ordeal.

This Ford patent presents a bit of a high-tech approach to taking action to avoid pollutants, versus simply filtering them out. And with the current rise in autonomous technology, it could very well prove feasible later on down the road.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford patents soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford trademark news, Ford business news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Tim

    Cost is one thing but now more chips on useless equipment. If the air is that bad then roll up the windows! More crap that we really do not need how about a windshield that doesn’t crack as soon as you leave the lot. A rock repealing windshield there Ford that’s what we need and guess what no chips required.

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