2015 Ford F-150 Most Patented Truck in Ford History
It seems like everything on the new 2015 Ford F-150 is either patented or going through the patent process--from the tailgate to the front end. On the new model, there are more than 100 patents or patents pending for new technologies. So what makes this truck stand out in terms of innovation? Ford has included LED side-mirror spotlights, a remote tailgate release, reengineered fully-integrated tailgate step, BoxLink cargo management system, and more. "The all-new F-150 is loaded with innovation. Ford engineers filed more than 100 new patents for technologies on this truck as they have worked to redefine the light-duty pickup for the next generation," said Alana Strager, Ford program analyst, in a recent statement. Along with being named the "Most Patented Truck in Ford History," the 2015 Ford F-150 also breaks ground with its aluminum body--a first for the segment. Ford engineers used a proprietary method of heat-treating the aluminum which nearly doubles the strength of the metal. Although the truck may be lighter and more fuel-efficient, it will still get the job done. "Ford is teaching the world how to build a next-generation truck, and the more than 100 patents filed by the F-150 team for technologies on the 2015 truck further proves these Ford engineers and designers lead the industry in innovation," said Strager. Source: Ford
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