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Ford Patent Filed For Changed Driving Conditions Detection

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a changed driving conditions detection system, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on March 1st, 2019, published on November 8th, 2022, and assigned serial number 11495125.

The Ford Authority Take

In recent months, Ford has filed a few patents that aim to detect and help avoid potentially dangerous situations, including one for a power outage detection and response system, a brake light detection system, and a pothole avoidance detection system. Now, this new Ford patent outlines an idea for a changed driving conditions detection system, which would also presumably help keep drivers a bit safer behind the wheel.

This Ford patent would utilize sensors, a network, and a remote computer database to determine when and where road and weather conditions might be changing, then take action to warn the driver. These hazards are quite numerous and include everything from rain to ice, snow, fog, potholes, roadkill, downed trees, or even pieces of shredded tires. Data on these conditions can be acquired not only from places like national weather services, but also vehicles traveling along various routes, then shared with other vehicles headed that same way.

Weather, as we’re all well aware, can change quite dramatically in a short period of time, which can be quite dangerous for those that aren’t aware of those rapidly changing conditions. However, road hazards are often difficult to spot – sometimes until it’s too late – all of which makes this patent pretty viable. There is a need to provide more up-to-date, real-time info pertaining to road hazards, and this system could very well be the way we receive that sort of information in the near future.

We’ll have more on this and all of Ford’s trademark and patent filings soon, so be sure and subscribeto Ford Authority for the latest Ford trademark news, Ford business news, and continuous Ford newscoverage.

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