Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the US. That figure alone should make parents take note. Group behavior in teens, the feeling of unbridled freedom, and the aura of invincibility all lead to reckless behaviors in cars. Ford wants to help teen parents with some good car parental controls.
Teens are also much more unlikely to buckle up. MyKey pesters teens to fasten their seat belt with chimes and audio mutes. The system also allows parents to govern the top speed in the vehicle. And it gives the option to set chimes at higher speed intervals, warning teens to slow down. It’s like having nagging parents right in the back seat! Just how fast will it take for teens to hack this thing???
Source: Ford Press