Ford and Fisher-Price have worked closely together to create the Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang.
Fisher-Price developed the scaled-down Ford Mustang, which is available in blue or pink, based on real Ford design data. Sized just for kids, it’s amazingly realistic and captures the spirit, style and high-tech features found in a Ford Mustang GT parents can drive.
New for Power Wheels vehicles is the Smart Drive system, which is essentially the brand’s first computer-controlled powertrain that adds features like traction control, stability monitoring, digital speed control, battery monitoring, as well as slow start and stop.
The computer has the ability to monitor for wheel slip, adjusting motor speeds to help keep the car stable while going over wet grass or bumpy terrain. In addition, a tilt sensor can detect when the car is reaching dangerous angles, turning off the motors to prevent rollovers. Parents can also easily control top speed, which ranges fron 1 to 5 mph, as well as check battery charge level on a backlit LED touch interface.
There’s even a built-in sound system that features engine sounds recorded from a real Mustang. Kids can play their own music on the biggest speaker ever installed on a Fisher-Price product through an auxiliary input jack.
The Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang will be available at retailers starting in December with an MSRP of $359.99.
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