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Miss a Car Payment and Ford’s Patent Could Shut Off Your A/C

  • Patent filing describes remote control to disable car features
  • An ‘incessant, unpleasant’ beeping to irk delinquent borrowers
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What’s that aggravating beeping in your car? You might have missed a payment.

Ford Motor Co. has filed for a patent on technology that could remotely shut down your radio or air conditioning, lock you out of your vehicle, or prompt it to ceaselessly beep if you miss car payments. Ford said it has no plans to use the technology, contained in just one of the many patents filed by the automaker.