The 2015 Ford F-150 is a big step forward for Ford, as it comes with a huge number of technological advancements, the Detroit car maker is not one to shy away from shouting those out. They have made a habit over the past few months to share with us what makes the next generation F-150 so great, and a truckload of patents proves just that.
Ford was pretty much forced into making the necessary updates to the F-150 because it was showing its age more than other trucks, and with it being one of the heaviest, harsher government fuel economy standards pretty much sealed the fate of the current generation models.
2015 Ford F-150 innovative technology — Below you can see an image of just some of the new patented technology that appears on the upcoming truck, but those are only a small portion of what Ford has to offer. Now, we know that some of you will wonder how Ford can patent LED lighting, and that they are pretty much doing what Apple does. However, it is not like they have done anything wrong because a patent has been granted, which we know is not an easy task.
One of the most innovative features of the new Ford F-150 is the aluminum body, and while it is nothing new to use this this on cars, it is for the F-150 truck, and while it will help achieve better fuel economy, the jury is still out as to the ruggedness of this truck.
As for some of those patents, these consist of heat treatment that helps to double the strength of the aluminum body, remote tailgate release and integrated tailgate step, LED lighting in the headlamps and side mirrors. These are just a handful of the 100 new patents on the 2015 Ford F-150, but do you think Ford should have been awarded many of these?