The Ford F-150 is the most patented truck in the American automaker’s history, so how will its competition catch up?
GM is working one step at a time and appears to be developing its own version of Ford’s “BoxLink,” which is a cargo management system that includes lockable, die-cast aluminum tie-down cleats and a unique interface for improved flexibility and organization in addition to extra locations for tie-downs. Also, the BoxLink system from Ford features cargo ramps that can be stowed on the sides of the pickup and mounted quickly on the tailgate for easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles or lawnmowers.
As for the “GearOn” trademark, the name is for a feature described as a “truck bed cargo system comprised of tiered storage cross rails, utility rack stanchions, cargo dividers and cargo tie down rings.”
[Source: GM Authority]
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