Everyone knows phones are getting smarter by the minute. However, consumers craving technology may not realize that vehicles are seeing some pretty clever updates as well. More specifically, we are talking about the upcoming 2013 Ford Escape which will receive an innovative, hands-free liftgate operating system.
How does it work? The liftate is connected to two sensors positioned within the rear bumper. A simple, single-footed kicking motion under the bumper will open and close the liftgate without the use of a key. Now, Jerry's Ford Alexandria understands that at first glance this nugget of technology may seem a bit trivial. But consider the number of times you've approached your vehicle with bags of groceries in hand or kids hanging off your arms. Then imagine never having to do the awkward find-the-key-without-dropping-anything dance again. With the hands-free liftgate operating system, that is entirely possible. And when juggling the everyday challenges of life in addition to four or five shopping bags, we think that every little time-saving feature counts.
While no one can deny the prospect of easier vehicle operations, some may worry that the hands-free power system is a bit too easy. In other words, what if an animal or stray ball slides under the bumper? Never fear, Ford has thought of everything. The automaker created the technology so that it will only operate when an actual-human calf is detected. And the system works hand in hand with the Ford Intelligent Access push-button start so only the person holding the vehicle's key has the power.
The hands-free liftgate operating system is just one of the many industry-first vehicle technologies that Ford has to offer. To learn about others, feel free to talk with one of our brand experts at Jerry's Ford Alexandria, 6510 Little River Turnpike Alexandria, VA 22312. Also, don't forget to contact us if you're interested in test driving the current 2012 Ford Escape or any other new Ford model.