Ford Motor Company is bringing to market the worlds first automotive inflatable seat belts, combining attributes of traditional seat belts and air bags to provide an added level of crash safety protection for rear seat occupants.
The advanced restraint system is designed to help reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear seat passengers, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to such injuries.
Ford will introduce inflatable rear seat belts on the next-generation Ford Explorer, which goes into production next year for the North American market. Over time, Ford plans to offer the technology in vehicles globally.
Ford SYNC is the one-stop, totally integrated infotainment shop, offering customers a seamless hands-free connection to their cell phone, digital music player, emergency assistance, vehicle diagnostics and real-time navigation and information.
No Smartphone required. No costly service subscription, data plans or application and equipment purchase necessary. No need for unsightly suction-cupped docking stations. All you need is a simple Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.
Ford Going Green
Nancy Gioia, Director, Global Electrification, Ford Motor Company, discusses Ford's electric products, the global electric vehicle market forecast, the electric vehicle customer segments, and the importance of Ford's partners in the global vehicle electrification strategy.
Ford Turbo Diesel
Engineering and design improvements to the all-new Ford-engineered, Ford-tested and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbocharged diesel engine debuting in the 2011 F-Series Super Duty eliminate the harsh sounds of the typical diesel to make it one of the quietest and smoothest diesels on the market. Significantly quieter than its toughest competitor, the 6.7-liter diesel challenges traditional views about how diesels should sound.