Payment Pains: Ford files patent for car payment system that could remotely shut off vehicle engine, air conditioning and more

Toronto, Ontario — Ford Motor Co. has filed a patent for a technology that could remotely shutdown a vehicle’s radio, air conditioning, or even engine if a driver misses a car payment. Specifically, according to Ford’s patent application, for repossession-linked technology, cruise control and automated windows could be disabled if a consumer doesn’t acknowledge a […]

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