Allergy-friendly cars

Ford’s five seat C-Max and seven seat Grand C-Max have been given the “Allergy Tested Interior” seal of approval by the TUV Rheinland testing authority for its allergy-friendly interior.

Ford’s new cars are made of over 100 materials that have been dermatologically tested, such as the steering wheel and seat cover materials, which are tested for prolonged skin contact. Each vehicle is installed with a high-performance pollen filter, and the use of allergenic materials such as chrome, latex and nickel has been avoided or minimised.

TUV certification officially confirms that the interior materials used in the cars will minimise the risk of allergic reaction to allergy sufferers using the car. Ford also has stringent requirements to increase the use of sustainable materials, such as recycled, renewable and lightweight materials.

Source: Motoring

Ford Motors is to provide diabetes and allergy monitoring devices in their vehicles – 05/11

Ford Motors has developed technology that will allow your car to monitor glucose levels, provide severe allergy alerts and store medical records at the touch of a button. Using SYNC-technology, Ford has been working with the manufacturers of a glucose monitoring device, Medtronic, for the blood glucose level monitoring system, as well as with SDI Health and for location-based pollen level alerts.

The technology includes asthma management tools and diabetes management services, and works using Bluetooth technology to connect to cloud-based internet services and smartphone apps (applications), which means that although it is most certainly a fantastically useful innovation, it is unfortunately not very good news for those with electrosensitivity.

Source: Ford Motor Company

First published in April 2011

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