Ford Fixes Fuel Filling Frustrations
Forget SYNC. MSNBC reports Ford's next great contribution to automotive technology will be getting rid of the gas cap. Matt O'Leary, chief engineer for the F-150 explains: "People just don't like the cap. Anyone who drives a vehicle hates that." So in response to the outcry coming from gas stations across the country, they're taking the EasyFuel capless refueling system first introduced on the Ford GT– and currently available on the 2008 Explorer– and expanding it across their entire North American line. O'Leary is confident the idea will eventually spread to all manufacturers. GM's Mark LaNeve isn't quite as enthusiastic. "The removal of the gas cap never shows up like a problem in any of our research." Like, wow.
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