The MyKey was recently added as a standard feature to the 2014 Fiesta and Transit Connect and is an easily programmable system that features several options. One is the Persistent Ford Belt-Minder with audio mute sounds chimes and mutes the radio to remind teens to put on their seat belts. Drivers are reminded that they have to buckle up in order to unmute the radio. Speaking of the radio, MyKey also allows the volume control on the stereo to be limited to 44 percent of maximum output.
Other features include a speed alert chime at 45, 55, and 65 mph and a “Do Not Disturb” mode that helps parents block incoming phone calls and text messages. Lastly, MyKey provides an additional warning at 75 miles to remind the driver to fill up the gas tank.
“‘Do Not Disturb’ is yet another way Ford is helping parents encourage their kids to drive safer,” said Andy Sarkisian, Ford safety planning and strategy manager. “We are continually listening to our customers and responding to parents’ desire to make sure their kids are paying attention to the road, not their cell phones.”
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