posted 3 years ago

New Ford Fiesta MyKey

Ready to argue with a teenager? The Ford Fiesta MyKey system enables you to limit your car's functions before lending it to an inexperienced motorist.

Ready to argue with a teenager? The Ford Fiesta MyKey system enables you to limit your car's functions before lending it to an inexperienced motorist. This - as well as causing tantrums - should encourage your moody youngster to drive safely which minimises the risk of an accident. MyKey therefore enables you to programme a key for your kid that limits the Fiesta's top speed and the maximum volume of its audio system. Furthermore, MyKey prevents the cocky youngster – who is obviously a 'driving god' - deactivating safety features such as the Electronic Stability Programme and Active City Stop. The former prevents over-steer which can lead to spinning off the road, and the latter brakes automatically to avoid low speed collisions. However, your standard key enables the new Fiesta to operate normally. Can you hear the teenager's cry? 'That's so unfair - I hate you'.

Ford’s European MyKey System Architect, Peter Patzelt, said: “All parents know that if teenagers are experts at one thing it’s finding ways of getting into trouble. MyKey allows Fiesta owners to set sensible restrictions for young drivers, and delivers peace-of-mind for parents.”

The MyKey system is part of the Fiesta's Drive Assistance Package that incorporates seven air-bags and the SYNC Emergency Assistance feature. The latter contacts the emergency services after an accident - in a language appropriate to the country - then relays the Fiesta's position. This ensures the teenager receives professional treatment as soon as possible. SYNC Emergency Assistance also informs the teenager that help is on the way, but it cannot explain to Mum why her Fiesta's bumper is sitting in a hedge. Tut tut.