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Future Ford Vehicles Could Purge Cabin Air During Shipping

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a system capable of purging air out of a vehicle’s cabin during shipping that could be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority¬†has learned.

The patent was filed on April 11th, 2022, published on October 12th, 2023, and assigned serial number 0322046.

Ford Patent Purge Cabin Air During Shipping

The Ford Authority Take

In recent months, Ford has filed patents for a poor outdoor air quality separation system, as well as a harmful gas detection system, both of which are notable given the fact that many parts of the world have faced air quality issues over the years. This trend figures to continue, which has prompted yet another patent filing from The Blue Oval – this time, for a system capable of purging air out of a vehicle’s cabin during shipping that could be used in future Ford vehicles.

Ford Patent Purge Cabin Air During Shipping

The concept behind this patent filing is that when vehicles are shipped from one place to another, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) could form inside its cabin, which is typical for a time after the vehicle is manufactured – usually within the first 120 days after that process is complete. During the shipping process, airflow inside of the vehicle’s cabin is also typically restricted, which means that those VOCs have no way to escape.

Ford Patent Purge Cabin Air During Shipping

This is a problem because in some countries, regulations and/or guidelines have been established regarding acceptable levels of chemical concentrations in new vehicles, meaning that such a system is needed. As such, the system outlined in this patent would use ventilation space with an air extractor connected to the side of a vehicle, which could automatically activate a fan to purge these chemicals from the interior – making it a safer and more pleasant place to be once that vehicle is delivered.

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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. David Dickinson II

    If only vehicles had a window or a door that opened or something like that….

  2. Ford Owner

    The Ford Fusion Hybrid has a built in ventilation system that cools the high voltage battery by taking in the cool cabin air into two pipes under the rear shelf, pass it down through the lithium ion cells, then use a powerful blower to exhaust that air out through the trunk. So it can do this same purge concept already. All it needs is to power the vehicle on and have the trunk open.

  3. SCEcoBoost

    Why are they trying to banish new car smell? I like it.

  4. FrankR

    Is it me or does the drawing of the 4-door look like a potential Mustang sedan?


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