Ford has invented an automated cabin disinfection system! Currently in pandemic times
Ford claims to have invented an ingenious automated disinfection system for the passenger compartment, which will soon be available for US police cars. The system does not require any technical changes, but will be available after a wireless software update is released for the multimedia system.
The technology is extremely current in times of pandemic and not only for law enforcement but also, for example, for cars in the fleets of car rental companies. According to the Americans, the system is able to automatically remove up to 99% of bacteria and viruses from within in minutes. The function can be activated by accessing some special commands on board, after which the driver and all passengers will have to leave the passenger compartment.
Afterwards, the car will emit some audible warnings inside, to remind those on board to leave the car, and soon the passenger compartment will be heated, including all surfaces, to a temperature of 56 degrees Celsius. This procedure, according to US company officials, removes most of the bacteria and viruses on board. Finally, until access to the board is allowed, the system will start the air conditioning system to cool the passenger compartment.
The system will be available through a software update offered wirelessly to Ford police cars in the US, produced from 2013 until now. For the newest the system will be offered as standard. The Americans say the function is extremely useful for inspectors, since a car can be used by several employees, and criminals who can theoretically be infected are also transported inside.