The American auto manufacturer Ford promised to remove the distasteful smell which always fills brand-new vehicles, and now, they can do it. The evidence is a patent filed this year which describes the process that the Ford cars go through to remove all smell inside. Accounting for this breakthrough, the automobile brand reasoned that almost all drivers in the Chinese market, the world’s largest car market hates it.
Ford company cleans away “new car smell” for most of the Chinese customers can't stand it
As revealed by the J.D. Power China Initial Quality Study in 2018, the interior stench remains a major problem to the automotive manufacturers in China as there was still over 10 percent of drivers expressing their discomfort to the smell.
Said by Ford Spokesperson:
According to the patent, the car would totally remove the distasteful smell through a tech-filled process, including these following steps:
- Park the vehicle in the sunlight.
- Slightly open the windows.
- Turn on the engine, fan, and heater.
Parking the car in the sunlight is among steps to remove the unpleasant odor
However, this works with semi-autonomous or driverless cars only because the intelligent vehicles know the time to clean away the chemicals, then automatically drive themselves to the sunny areas and vaporize the stench.
Video: Ford looking to eliminate 'new car smell' after complaints from China
This breakthrough promises to enhance Ford’s sales in the biggest auto market in the world.