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Future Ford Vehicles Could Get Assistance When Disabled

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a system designed to provide assistance when a vehicle is disabled that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on September 30th, 2022, published on April 4th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0112147.

Ford Patent Systems To Provide Services To A Disabled Vehicle

The Ford Authority Take

Ford has filed a handful of patents in recent months centered around one topic, in particular – providing automated assistance in the event that a vehicle is experiencing some sort of problem. This includes filings for a vehicle defect detection system, a car accident advisement system, an automated maintenance assistant system, and a stranded motorist assistance system. Now, this newly filed patent keeps that trend going by introducing an idea for a system designed to provide assistance when a vehicle is disabled that may be used in future Ford vehicles, too.

Ford Patent Systems To Provide Services To A Disabled Vehicle

The system outlined in this patent would utilize an onboard computer to detect when a vehicle is stopped unexpectedly, and then determine what, if anything, caused that to happen. If it determines that the vehicle stopped due to an accident or mechanical issue, it could then relay that information to both the driver and a service provider, as well as call for help, if needed. Additionally, the service provider would be able to study that information and also call for emergency services if so desired.

Ford Patent Systems To Provide Services To A Disabled Vehicle

That’s not all this system would be capable of, either – in fact, it could even go so far as to provide pictures of the vehicle itself to emergency personnel so they can more easily locate it, which is quite interesting. In any event, the concept here is to automate the process of recovering a vehicle that’s been disabled, all without the user having to lift a proverbial finger.

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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  1. Boomer

    I just counted “13” STEPS Supposedly all Automated and I would Imaging Run by a Super Computer System???? So what would the Occupants be expected to do? Wait for the Rescue People to Hopefully get the Alert in a Timely Manner? And then What, Lite a Smoke and relax? Who’s gonna take the Pictures of the Crash Site. Who’s gonna do something Before the Rescue Team get’s dispatched and show’s Up???? “O” Wait, The People Involved in the Crash, and hopefully the Folks Driving By?? Who’s gonna give Needed CPR??? ROSIE THE ROBOT??? Great Idea folks, But perhaps needs some more refinement!!!! And Lastly, How much is this Vehicle gonna COST My Grandkid’s????? Or The GREAT Grandkids???? I paid $88K for a 2022 F-150 Pick Up Truck???!!!! . Just saying….

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