Every once in a while without even realizing, our minds wander as we do our simple, daily routines. It's like your body is programmed to go on auto pilot while your brain is preoccupied to serve some other purpose and in such cases, we can do the most ridiculous things. For me, that ridiculous thing happened just a couple days ago at Real Canadian Superstore. With my cell phone wedged between my ear and shoulder, wallet tucked under my arms, car keys in my hand, I pushed my shopping cart out of Superstore, towards my parked car. Everything was running smoothly. I neatly put all my groceries into the trunk even as I was conversing on the phone. I returned the shopping cart and retrieved my loonie, but it wasn't until I walked back to my car, that I realized my key-less hands. I locked my keys in my car trunk. I thought "no problem, I'm a BCAA member, this is what I pay my yearly fees for." Unfortunately, being a member of BCAA doesn't necessarily mean that they'd fly to my rescue like Superman would. While I waited 90 minutes for a BCAA driver to arrive, I began to think about how slow our progression of innovative car technologies has been in this technology dependent era. That's when I found out about Ford's new MyKey system.
Ford's MyKey system is "designed to help parents encourage their teenagers to drive safer." The key allows owners to program speed limit features, earlier low-fuel warnings, and safety-belt warning chimes. In fact, in order to encourage safety belts, the system will automatically mute the audio until the driver has buckled up.
By teaming up with Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Ford is expecting the MyKey system to become a standard feature on all other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models.
So while I continue my search for a key-less car, you can check out Ford's website for additional features and descriptions.
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