Ford Wants To Lock Owners Out Of Cars For Not Making Payments

Used cars at Metro Ford. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
  • A newly published patent application from Ford has revealed that the American automaker wants to be able to lock drivers out of their vehicles for nonpayment and even allow the vehicle to repossess itself.
  • The patent document, obtained by The Drive, was submitted to the United States Patent Office in August of 2021, but was formally published on February 23.
  • The patent, titled “Systems and Methods to Repossess a Vehicle,” outlines different methods that would be taken if the vehicle owner misses payments.
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