Infotainment systems on new Ford models like MyFord Touch and SYNC are hits with drivers in the greater Tigard area. It helps them stay connected while they are on the go, while also offering many helpful tools like navigation, but sometimes, the automatic notifications we get from each system might not come at a good time. Ford understands this and is looking to develop stress monitoring systems that will let MyFord Touch and SYNC know when to give notice of something happening, or when not to.
So, how would Ford accomplish this? Well, by installing sensors on the seatbelts and steering wheel, Ford hopes to know when drivers need to have their focus be solely on the road, like when they are driving on a crowded highway, or merging into traffic. If that's the case, both infotainment systems would then know not to interrupt the drivers until they've properly executed a driving maneuver safely.
Basically, Ford is saying that phone call can wait in certain situations, because even though MyFord Touch and SYNC are wonderful tools, driving still requires plenty of attention.
The project is still in the development stages, but reading about the potential of it is very exciting. There's even talk that the seatbelts will be able to monitor biometric and health information to really create an individualized experience. This 'do not disturb' technology, which has yet to be named will certainly have many Ford scientists and engineers working hard to give us the best product possible on models like the 2012 Ford Escape.
To find out more about this technology, be sure to ask us when you stop in to Landmark Ford LINCOLN and our convenient location, 12000 SW 66th Ave Tigard, OR 97223, or contact us online anytime. We're always happy to answer any questions you might have, and arrange test drives as well.