As I'm sure you're probably aware, Ford, in certain parts around the world the fraudulent lawsuit business is so out of control that drivers have for years been installing dash cams on their vehicles to prove their innocence when a would-be-fraudster steps in front of their vehicle, gets hit, and then fakes injuries in search of a payout.
Luckily, this isn't a problem yet systemic in America, but we do have our share of disputed accidents. So my suggestion is simple, and long overdue: In addition to the rear facing cameras currently available on many models for reverse driving, install cams on the front of the vehilces too. Have the cams constantly recording when the vehicle is running, storing footage on flash memory (the video would have to be downloaded to view. USB?) with old footage being recorded over every 12 hours or so. This way, in the event of an accident, the Ford driver will have video proof of exactly what happened. I can't tell you how many times I've had a driver cross into my lane almost causing a head on collision, and afterwards I thought, "Hmm, had that person hit me, would they have taken responsibility, or would they have lied?" In situations like that, save for an eye witness, it's such a case of he said/she said that justice is often not propery served, and repairs are often paid for by the worng people.
So what do you think? Model year 16 as an option, model year 18 as standard equipment?
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