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Patent Suggests Ford Bronco Could Get Deployable Screens

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for deployable screens that could be used in future vehicles such as the Ford Bronco, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on October 15th, 2020, published on April 30th, 2024, and assigned serial number 11970126.

Ford Patent Deployable Screens For Ford Bronco

The Ford Authority Take

In recent years, Ford has filed a number of patents seemingly aimed at innovating and sharing the future of the Bronco, specifically. This list includes filings for an advanced handle assembly, a deployable trail sight, redundant controls, a variety of new accessories for its removable doors, and a vehicle body mounted side view mirror assembly with off-roading and security features, to name just a few. Now, this newly filed patent outlining an idea for deployable screens could wind up being used on the Ford Bronco at some point in the future, too.

Ford Patent Deployable Screens For Ford Bronco

We say that because even though the vehicle in these patent drawings doesn’t look much like the sixth-generation Ford Bronco, it is the only vehicle currently in The Blue Oval’s lineup that has removable doors. The concept here is pretty simple, otherwise – Ford is thinking about adding deployable screens that could roll down/up and cover the open door area and the roof panels when they’re removed.

Ford Patent Deployable Screens For Ford Bronco

While there are already top coverings that do essentially the same thing, the concept behind this patent is simple – these screens would help keep insects out, and perhaps even provide a little bit of shade from the sun as well, much like a screened-in porch does. It’s a pretty simple concept, and one that likely wouldn’t cost much to develop, making it rather feasible in terms of actually being produced and sold, too.

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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