5th November 2014
The all new Ford Mondeo which is due to go on sale in Europe this year is to feature an air filter system that could help prevent blind driving after sneezing behind the wheel. The new filter system has been aimed at people who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma and hay fever, and might struggle with driving when their allergies hit. It is said that when you sneeze whilst driving it could result in 'blind driving' for up to 20 metres making it difficult to keep total control of the car.
The new Ford Mondeo filter system will be 50% more effective than the previous versions and will be able to block ultra-fine particles, as well as filtering pollen and nitrogen dioxide. Climate change is seeing the pollen season last up to 10 months in some parts of Europe, making driving throughout the year difficult for allergy sufferers.
Volker Scheer, technical expert, Environment and Health, Ford of Europe said of the new filter system in the Mondeo: "Fresh air may not be as immediately apparent to drivers as how a car looks, or how it drives, but it is an important part of the quality experience delivered by Ford cars that will be equipped with the new filter,". "The new filter is 50 per cent more effective than its predecessor at blocking ultra-fine particles that are less than one thousandth of the width of a human hair."Ford have said they hope to roll this innovative new filter system out across the range, beginning with the all new Ford S-Max which will go on sale in the UK in 2015.