Ford Applies Patent for a Remote Engine Revving System

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As one of the biggest auto manufacturers in the world, Ford is always looking to stay at least one step ahead of the competition. This is evident due to the ongoing number of patents the company has been filing to set its brand apart from the rest.

Ford’s most recent patent filing has been for a remote-controlled engine revving system.

This has been one of many recent patents catering more to the enthusiast demographic, like one for “drift mode”, and another for a remote park-assist feature. Now, this latest patent would allow owners to be able to rev their engines while not physically in the car.

This type of feature would be likely designed for those who like to attend car shows and would like to be able to show off their engine’s ferocity while in the crowd. According to the patent, the remote revving system would include a preset peak RPM configuration, max noise volume, max revving time, the ability to open and close exhaust valves, as well as smartphone functionality.

The patent also mentions that the revving sounds could be fed through a speaker system.

While this feature would be ideal for passionate car fans, it would likely only be available for vehicles that have an internal-combustion engine. So EV owners will, unfortunately, be left out.

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