New Ford technology provides allergy relief
If any motorists were in doubt about the weight of responsibility Ford feel for their customer base, this will surely be allayed by the manufacturers' latest innovation, which aims to make life easier for the allergy suffers who find that their conditions can sometimes affect their driving.
Whilst the technology is not yet available in the UK to those who are interested in purchasing a new or used Ford Focus, it is widely expected that this groundbreaking design system will be implemented in the next Mondeo model when it arrives on these shores at some point next year.
The new Mondeo's transatlantic equivalent, the award-winning Ford Fusion, is the first car to benefit from the efforts of Ford developers who have taken steps to minimise the presence of allergenic materials in their vehicles. As a result, the Fusion has much less latex, nickel, chrome and hexavalent chromium throughout the interior than is seen in most similar examples, especially when it comes to parts of the car that are touched most often, such as door handles, the steering wheel, armrests, the gear stick, seatbelts, seats and sun visors.
This is not all Ford has done to make things better for those living with hay fever and other such allergies, either, as improved filters can dramatically reduce the amount of pollen, spores, dust, fungus, tobacco, soot and smog that enters the car, and the popular SYNC media system can alert drivers when things like the pollen count or the asthma index reach worrying levels, and even when there is a cold or flu outbreak locally.
In conclusion, this new technology could prove to be a particularly significant one in the history of this great company. If things go to plan, it may not be long before every Ford Focus for sale in showrooms across the UK is specifically designed to help the many millions of allergy sensitive people throughout the country.
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