Ford patented heated beltsDecember 11, 2018
The company Ford offered to install heating elements in the woven part of the safety belt.
Ford has patented the design and design of heated belts. The American manufacturer submitted the corresponding application to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The 31-page document describes the principle of operation of electrical heating integrated into the woven part of the safety belt. The design is a latch connected to a power source, the circuit in which is closed with the help of the tongue of the belt. Heating is carried out by heating elements located between the layers of woven material. The company has provided several options for the design of the retainer and the belt itself.
Previously, Ford described the cylindrical passenger compartment for UAVs, which can be rotated relative to the base of the car. The compartment consists of a domed roof and side wall segments. They can be moved to access the inside of the machine, as well as recline down. The patent application also mentions a retractable table equipped with an airbag and folding chairs mounted on a movable pedestal.
Last year, Ford patented a sophisticated logo lighting system for Lincoln. The company offered to embed a set of multi-colored LEDs into the logo in order to use them as an indicator of remote engine start or as an addition to daytime running lights.