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Future Ford Vehicles Could Host Virtual Meetings

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a system capable of hosting virtual meetings that could wind up being used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on April 4th, 2022, published on October 5th, 2023, and assigned serial number 0316235.

Ford Patent Interior Vehicle Virtual Meetings System

The Ford Authority Take

Since announcing that interior design is leading the vehicle development process last year, Ford has filed a bevy of patents revolving around ways to make a vehicle’s interior more useful and configurable. That includes ideas such as a deployable desk, a seat-mounted work surface, an enhanced in-cabin sleep experience system, console table assemblies, and a completely reconfigurable interior, to boot. Now, this newly filed patent keeps that trend going by introducing yet another interior-related idea, this time for a system that could host virtual meetings inside of future Ford vehicles.

Ford Patent Interior Vehicle Virtual Meetings System

Over the past few years, more and more people are working remotely and connecting to meetings and co-workers via a variety of meeting platforms, ranging from Zoom to Microsoft Teams. While most of these virtual meetings take place at home or in the office, there are times when someone might be out traveling or just tooling around town with the need to participate in such a meeting, which is precisely where this patent comes into play.

Ford Patent Interior Vehicle Virtual Meetings System

Rather than using a smartphone to connect, Ford envisions a future where a vehicle’s infotainment screen can be used to facilitate virtual meetings, particularly in a non-distracting manner. The system would be able to determine the identify of the person using it – as well as whether or not they’re authorized to participate in a meeting – manage data from multiple sources, and handle all of the requisite needs. Given how popular virtual meetings have become in recent years, such an idea makes a lot of sense, and would seemingly provide a bit of an upgrade for those on the go.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford patents soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford patent news, Ford business news, and 24/7 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. Alfred

    This future vehicle could possibly be made by A.I. and robots.
    Pay attention striking workers!

  2. Aunt Harriet

    With all this, who’s watching the road. I thought someone had to be watching the road at all times? All the mandated spy cameras will report you if you are distracted in a meeting or doing something else. LOL

  3. Gerrald Gordon White

    I am wanting a 2025 Lincoln Star but it must have a lithium solid state battery from quantum scape or I will not purchase it. It is getting to be time that potential Ford buyers know what EV batteries will be installed in their 2025 models next summer. I was flabbergasted when I read that Ford was going to go in with a Chinese company to build their future batteries. It is time for company executives to stop associating with Chinese companies when they are saying they will take over Taiwan. They are our enemy and cost cannot be the only consideration.


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