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Ford Patent Filed For Hidden Camera Detection System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a hidden camera detection system, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on July 31st, 2020, published on August 23rd, 2022, and assigned serial number 11423639.

The Ford Authority Take

Ford has filed a host of detection-related patents over the past several months, including one for a vehicular pest repellent system, a wet seat detection and mitigation system, a luggage detection and tracking system, a parental control and child detection system, a harmful gas detection system, a device detection and reporting system, a harmful gas detection system, and a distracted driving detection system. Now, this new Ford patent presents an idea for a hidden camera detection system that could prove quite useful as well.

The system in this particular patent consists of an infrared light and camera that could be used to detect the presence of a hidden camera in a vehicle by determining a difference in spectral reflectance between how the light is reflected off the hidden camera compared to a normal surface. The idea here is to detect the presence of unauthorized recording devices, then warn occupants as to its presence.

As this Ford patent points out, advances in technology mean that cameras these days are quite tiny and easy to conceal, which makes malicious activity even easier for those interested in engaging in that sort of thing. That has also led to a the emergence of new devices that are designed specifically to detect hidden cameras and other sorts of electronics, though most of those rely on things like heat signature, network connectivity, or interference to do so. This system uses a different kind of approach to accomplish the same task, one that may prove viable in future applications.

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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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Comments

  1. David Dickinson

    Ford wants to ensure that the only cameras watching you are Ford’s cameras.

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  2. John Coviello

    And the F government. Since when do we have the problem of somebody putting hidden cameras or other illicit recording equipment in OUR vehicles ????? It’s time for “We the People” to end this F^*^*^*^*ing cameras and other recording equipment EVERYWHERE !!!!!! When I went to school that was called “BIG BROTHER” !!!!!!!!! I feel sorry for all of you that already have these devices in you homes.

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    1. Jimbo

      If you own a phone, then they already have all your information. So I guess feel bad for yourself?

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  3. Tom Sansoni

    John, It seems like you are right with these companies obsession with all these gadgets. They having been watching to much TV or perhaps they help write it.
    Rear view & 360 cameras for safety & blindspot technology, great. The rest seems to be too much BS & privacy intrusion.???

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  4. Bob

    Now I know why I had a feeling the last time I left the car wash I was being watched. Thank God Ford has the time, because everything else is working great, to develop this system.

    Reply

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