Ford Patents App That Checks for Bad-Smelling Ubers Before You Get In

Ford Smells

Convenience and cost are two important reasons to share a car, but as David Brown reports that sharing can be a bit on the nose.

Catching a taxi or car sharing can be made unpleasant not only by the way the vehicle is driven but the smell of the inside of the vehicle.

Ford has patented a process where a car can determine what odours exist within a vehicle and relay the information to the potential passenger.

And it is not just a case of a typical or average offensive aroma.   The system could get your personal preferences as you approach the vehicle and give you personally relevant information.

It might not just be offensive smells but also if you are allergic to say peanut odour or pollen from flowers.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto