24 May 2008
A crisper idea
As a $760 option, Ford isnít simply giving you a plastic compartment cooled by the air conditioner, which can drop the temperature of a beverage perhaps 20 degrees. No, this is an honest-to-goodness refrigerator that uses a compressor to create chilled liquid that can lower the temperature of a beverage 41 degrees in two and a half hours. It also has a freezer option that can chill to 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
And what's more, if you have all seven seats filled, everybody gets a soda:
The compartment is small capable of holding seven 12-ounce cans, four half-liter bottles or two orders of vegetable maki but the utility is also evident. For drivers who live in hot climates, it might save a gallon of ice cream on the way back from the store or allow drivers to run other errands while keeping raw meat at a safe temperature.
Truth be told, this impresses me a whole lot more than that Microsoft stuff Ford's been hawking.
(Seen at Autoblog.)Posted at 9:46 AM to Driver's Seat