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Future Ford Vehicles May Be Used As Video Game Controllers

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a gaming device that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on August 30th, 2023, published on March 7th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0075386.

Ford Patent Gaming Device For Vehicles

The Ford Authority Take

Ford has long been exploring the concept of using future vehicles as more than just modes of transportation, even filing a pair of patents that aim to add various gaming vessels at some point – one for an interactive navigation coaching system, and another that would essentially turn a vehicle’s controls into a number of musical instruments. Now, this newly filed patent keeps the trend going by introducing a way that future Ford vehicles may double as mobile gaming devices, too.

Ford Patent Gaming Device For Vehicles

If this particular patent comes to fruition, we wouldn’t just be playing games via a vehicle’s infotainment system or another screen, however. Instead, Ford proposes that when a vehicle is parked and the user is waiting around for whatever reason, they could simply play games in a more immersive manner – whether that be by incorporating screen displays and audio output inside, or even using the headlights to project the game on a wall in front of the vehicle.

Ford Patent Gaming Device For Vehicles

This is certainly an interesting concept with a world of possibilities, including the fact that one could potentially use the vehicle’s controls – like the steering wheel and brake/accelerator pedals – to play a game, as is the case with some existing vehicles. However, using a wall as a giant screen could certainly help make that experience far more immersive as well – and it could very well be one way we pass the time in our vehicles at some point in the future.

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 continuous 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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  2. Mike K

    People get paid to come up with these ideas!

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