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Future Ford Vehicles Could Get Child Assistance System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a child assistance system that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on September 26th, 2022, published on March 28th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0101065.

Ford Patent Child Assistance System

The Ford Authority Take

Ford clearly has families in mind when conjuring up ideas for some of its recently-filed patents, which include an audio-based baby calming system and a parental control and child detection system, both of which aim to make the act of transporting young folks around a bit easier and less stressful. Now, this newly filed patent aims to keep that trend going by outlining an idea for a child assistance system that may be used in future Ford vehicles, too.

Ford Patent Child Assistance System

As pretty much all parents are well aware, having a child in a vehicle can be quite distracting, even if they aren’t necessarily misbehaving. Whether the child is asking questions, crying, fighting, or doing just about anything else that children tend to do, it can have an impact on the driver’s ability to concentrate on what they’re doing, which can also be quite dangerous. Since yelling at the child or scolding them isn’t exactly the best way to deal with such a problem, Ford proposes this system, which aims to help with such situations.

Ford Patent Child Assistance System

If it comes to fruition, Ford’s idea for a child assistance system would be able to determine when there’s a child present in the vehicle, and then listen for predetermined behavior, after which it would provide feedback to the child in various forms. This can range from praise, stickers, and rewards for good behavior to corrective words for bad behavior, depending on the situation – either way, aiming to make our future car rides with children a bit safer and more bearable.

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 ongoing 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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