IFA 2011 – Ford aims to spoil your local boy racer's fun with MyKey
Not entirely sure what to think of this but car manufacturer Ford will be revealing a new kind of technology for its European vehicles called MyKey at IFA in Berlin today. MyKey allows car owners to program a special key…
Curb your teenage tearaway with Ford's MyKey
New MyKey technology, developed by Ford, will be rolling out next year. The development will allow parents to put limits on their kids’ driving. They can put speed restrictions in place, give fuel warnings, or prevent kids from using the radio until their seatbelt is fastened.
The full listing of features is over the jump, but as someone who has never driven, teenage or otherwise, the only message this sends is mistrust of your poor kids. Unless you have a particularly troublesome kid, this seems remarkably unnecessary. Speeds artificially limited? Reduced radio volume? If you don’t trust them not to exceed 80mph, then why let them drive at all?