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Future Ford Vehicles Could Judge Driver’s Seat Positioning

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a guided driver positioning system that could be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on April 1st, 2022, published on October 5th, 2023, and assigned serial number 0311652.

Ford Patent Guided Driver Positioning System

The Ford Authority Take

In recent months, Ford has filed patents outlining ideas for a vehicle identity access management system that could save multiple user preferences at once, as well as a fully automatic seat positioning system that could automatically adjust the seat for optimum positioning and weight distribution as the user is driving the vehicle, and it would also adjust the position of the mirrors to compensate for the seat position. Now, this new filing somewhat combines those two ideas by presenting us with an idea for a guided driver positioning system that could be used in future Ford vehicles, too.

Ford Patent Guided Driver Positioning System

This system would be able to determine the gait of a user with a camera, which would measure the user’s head position when sitting inside the vehicle, as well as the distance between that person and the vehicle’s interior screen. It would then use those measurements to come up with the perfect position for things like the seats, pedals, and steering wheel, though it would also warn the user before making those adjustments automatically.

Ford Patent Guided Driver Positioning System

The concept here is that oftentimes, people struggle to find the perfect driving position in a vehicle, not to mention adjustments for things like the mirrors and pedals. Such a system would help make this process quite easy in that regard, ultimately saving us some time and perhaps even frustration in the process.

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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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  1. Motorpsychology

    Except that on an extended drive, people tend to shift in their seat, the same as we do sitting in an assembly or movie, or recline/upright the seat to alleviate back or butt discomfort. And I hope such a feature is in an option package or trim level I have no hope of being able to afford.

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