Five-Point Inspection: Ford MyKey

No Naughty Satellite Radio Either?

 Ford to Introduce Technology for Parents to Screen Radio Content

Some kids have iPhones almost a decade before their driver’s licenses — if they get those at all. A little Bluetooth magic is all it takes to pipe in enough cussing to make a grade-schooler cackle, but that doesn’t stop MyKey from trying to intervene.

You’ll still be able to stream smutty songs, but satellite radio ranging from raging rap music to Howard Stern and even a gay-themed channel are off limits.

Heavy metal was also blocked, although Octane — a station no stranger to obscenity — was open for listening. That’s because the filtered radio setting blanket blocks stations Sirius Radio labels “explicit.”

  • Total garbage. Makes me reluctant to purchase a Ford. Do your job parents. Parents who opt for this are failures.

  • mikey

    Tom, tom, tom… It sounds to me like you’re not a parent. And if you are, you’re probably not a very good one.

    Parents will want this because they can’t be around for every weekend jaunt in the family car that their teenage son or daughter will take.

    Those little hormone bombs make emotional decisions that are often irrational. What you’re saying is tantamount to suggesting that seat belts should still be optional. It’s like saying “do your job, drivers.” You can’t always avoid a crash, and in the same way, you can’t always be there when your (admittedly) air-headed 17-year-old girl is driving to school in the morning, thinking more about singing along to whatever eardrum rupturing hopeless highschool nonsense garbage than the road in front of her. Trust me. I know.

    So when you write meaningless, ridiculous, asinine things like that, please understand it serves to do little more than paint you in a humiliating light.


    The kid who dated that girl before she wrecked her car by hitting a tree listening to Ke$ha like an idiot.