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Travel Tip: New Cars with Technological Controls

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Image Source: Dodge

Image Source: Dodge

Every day, new cutting edge technology is being built into cars, and some of it actually makes a lot of common sense.

If you’re a parent and worried about what happens every time your teenager asks to borrow the car, Ford developed a system called MyKey.

When the teenager asks to borrow the car, Mom or Dad simply says “Take MY key.”

The parent has already programmed the key so that the car cannot exceed a certain speed, or in some cases, be driven outside a certain geographic area.

The key can also be programmed to prevent the car from starting until all passengers have fastened their seat belts.

And for fans of the movie Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, we all know the dangers of what valet parkers can do with your car.

Dodge has now installed a “valet mode” into its high performance Challenger models, which requires a programmable code to unlock.

Then it limits the engine’s output to 4,000 RPM.

Yes, necessity truly is the mother of invention.

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