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MyKey – Ford and Parents November 3, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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Next year Ford will roll out a new feature on its Focus.  It’s supposed to help parents keep a handle on their kids.  Through controls on any key a parent can limit a vehicle’s top speed to 80 miles per hour.

In addition to speed limits, MyKey also will limit the volume of the audio system, and it will sound a six-second chime every minute if seat belts are not fastened. The chime sounds for adult drivers, too, but ends after five minutes to avoid annoying adults who adamantly don’t want to wear seat belts, Buczkowski said.  Parents also have the option of having the car sound a chime if the teen exceeds 45, 55 or 65 mph.

As an injury attorney this is a very interesting piece of technology.  Once it is on the streets I’ll ask every at fault driver of a Focus for all information about their MyKey system.  I wonder if it will store how many times parents change the limits? 

www.jonpgroth.com

 Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Milwaukee, Marinette, Milton and Wauwatosa.

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