Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for an automatic window control system, Ford Authority has learned.
The patent was filed on June 23rd, 2020, published on January 3rd, 2023, and assigned serial number 11542743.
The Ford Authority Take
Ford has filed its fair share of window-related patents in recent months, including one for an automatic rear defroster, a summer venting window that could be utilized as a rear window screen on pickups, a vehicular switchable glass system, and an enhanced anti-fogging window system. Now, this newly filed Ford patent keeps that trend going by introducing an idea for an automatic window control system.
The premise behind this Ford patent is relatively simple – as the automaker points out, many enthusiasts like to drive around with their windows slightly cracked open, with each side being rolled down precisely the same distance. Reaching that point can take a little bit of experimentation and time, however, which is precisely what this system aims to rectify.
This particular system would be able to detect when there’s a discrepancy between the height of each side window, at which point it could move one or the other up or down to make each open the same exact amount. While it seems a bit unnecessary, Ford points out that trying to do something like this manually can lead to distracted driving. It’s also somewhat of a hassle, given the way modern power windows operate.
With one-touch up and down becoming more and more prevalent, those trying to get their windows rolled down partially – albeit at exactly the same height on both sides – often find this practice difficult. Luckily for them, it seems as if Ford is at least thinking of ways to make this standard practice a bit easier.