that purchase new model Ford vehicles for kids, or companies that
supply vehicles for employees in the field are likely to take
advantage of Ford's new MyKey feature. MyKey has controls for the
vehicle that will allow the parent or employer to place limits on how
the vehicle is used by the driver.Ford has announced a new
update to the MyKey system that adds in another way for
parents to help ensure kids follow the rules when driving. The new
update allows the blocking of certain satellite radio channels that
have explicit content. The new feature will first be offered on the
Ford Taurus and new Explorer with the feature rolling out to other
Ford and Lincoln vehicles later.“Ford wants to give parents
peace of mind that their kids are following practical household rules
in the car,” says Graydon Reitz, director, Ford Electrical and
Electronic Systems Engineering. “Parents obviously like this type
of feature, and many teens are okay with it when they hear parents
may give them the keys more often if the car comes with a technology
such as Ford’s MyKey.”
MyKey system already
has the ability to limit speeds of a vehicle. The vehicle owner
can limit it to 65, 70, 75, or 80 mph when the programmed key is
used. The system also sounds a chime each time a speed level is
reached. The MyKey system can also allow the car owner to force the
radio to mute until front seat belts are fastened and can limit the
radio volume to ensure that drivers can hear emergency vehicles.
quote: You have a "right" to free speech, a "right" to bear arms (depending how you read the 2nd amendment), etc etc... but you do NOT have a right to drive a car, let alone how you want to...it is a privilege.
quote: Wrong. Driving a car went past a privilege and into the 'right' area a long time ago, regardless of what 'da law' says
quote: Wrong. Driving a car went past a privilege and into the 'right' area a long time ago, regardless of what 'da law' says.
quote: but if people drive correctly there is no public danger here
quote: Ok so what does that have to do with anything? You kind of missed the point the OP said 80 is needed for safety reasons, when in fact that is a fallacy.
quote: For example, if one is limited to 65mph, it could be unsafe to merge onto a highway. Or if limited to 75, one could get stuck trying to pass a truck on a highway.
quote: Why can't it be set to limit the vehicle to even slower speeds? 80mph sure doesn't seem to be limiting your kid much.
quote: We realized a L O N G time ago that spankings for 'bad behavior' were mostly parents trying to force their personal likes and dislikes on their children, which they have NO right to do P E R I O D, through physical force.
quote: (She denied it until I told her what the odometer read when she took the car--when you have teenagers, you notice such things.)
quote: As far as I know, the lowest driving age in any state is 15. It's safe to assume that by 15 they have already been well exposed to most of the inappropriate/obscene things. How useful is that really going to be ?
quote: There are a lot of talk radio shows on satellite radio. Maybe they don't want their children exposed to some of them. Liberal radio for example.