Future Ford Product Teased Just Before Debut, May Monitor Driver's Health

Ronnie Schreiber
by Ronnie Schreiber
future ford product teased just before debut may monitor driver s health

Checking out GoFurtherLive.com, the site Ford has set up to livestream video from their upcoming reveal of the all-new 2015 Mustang, it appears that the teaser video may include exterior and interior views of the new car, along with the possibility that the 50th anniversary version of Ford’s pony car will actually monitor the driver’s health.

While mentioning that Ford executives will be present for “major product reveals”, the video references “remarkable technologies” while a list of technology features scroll on the screen. Included among features like Fully Automated Parking, SYNC Emergency Assist and Lane Keep Assist are two features that appear to have the ability to monitor the driver’s health: ECG Heart Rate Monitoring and Glucose Level Monitoring. Some cars today can record all sorts of performance data. Extending a car’s information technology to record the driver’s ‘performance’ levels as well is a logical next step.

Of course, it’s just a promotional video. The driver monitoring technologies might be science fiction and the images might not be of the new Mustang but the fact that those health measurements are included on that list shows that at the very least, someone in Dearborn is thinking about them.

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  • Z71_Silvy Z71_Silvy on Nov 30, 2013

    Wow...just imagine the level of failure this will be if Ford had anything to do with it. Ford can't build reliable engines...something they have been trying to figure out for near 100 years. Anyone with an ounce of common sense will avoid any Ford product produced from about 2005 to current. The risks are too great and Ford has a very well documented history of not taking any responsibility for their faulty products. One look at how My Ford Touchy has failed should be a clear indication to anyone that Ford and computer software do not mix.

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    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Dec 03, 2013

      @Z71_Silvy - it isn't the screen name alone but combine the screen name with a decidedly anti-Ford post and you get the reason for my reply. I do find your 30K and 3K loss another BS post on your part.

  • Volt 230 Volt 230 on Nov 30, 2013

    I suppose that in the future, your autonomous car will detect that you're ill and drive you to the nearest hospital?

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