Ford to roll out weird parental lock device for cars
Ford are going to roll out the MyKey system around Europe to encourage our reckless teens to drive a little safer.
But what is it?
Well, it's a parental lock for an entire car, which sound bizarre. Basically, it restricts certain functions and it will be available as standard on compatible vehicles from 2012.
Effectively, this little gizmo allows parents to dole out keys to their children which are specially programmed to enable you worriers to cap the limit at what speed the car can drive at, as well as put a limiter on the volume of the stereo. Other features include an alarm which goes off if the driver is speeding, as well as an audio mute function if all passengers aren't wearing their seatbeats.
There's also blind spot monitoring and warnings for changing lanes and collisions.
Whether there's an option to record your own voice, nagging them to put some petrol in or stop smoking weed on McDonald's carparks remains to be seen.
Your children are going to hate you if you get on this, so of course, you must do it as soon as possible, just to taunt the little oiks.