Tuesday, October 7, 2008

MyKey System - Sounds Annoying

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Ford Motor has found a new way for parents to keep teen drivers in check when they lend them the car, the company said Monday.

MyKey, a car key with a chip, can be programmed to curtail the top speed of its user to 80 mph.

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So this new system, available on the Ford, will let parents (or whoever gets their hands on it) to cap the top speed of the car at 128/130 Kmph (80 Mph). Oh, you think that's bad. Well... it gets worse.

  • The car will alert at speeds of 70/72 Kmph (45 Mph), 88/90 Kmph (55 Mph), 104/105 Kmph (65 Mph).
  • The damn thing can also cap the volume of the car stereo!
  • An alert - every 5 minutes - if the seat belts are not buckled!! (every 5 minutes!!!!)

This sucks.. Come on! you might as well not have the car at all. This is like sitting in a car with your grandparents at the wheel or.. may be an annoying girlfriend who just wont shut up and let you drive the way you want to.

Better off getting a ride with your friend(s).

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