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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: MyKey

December 30, 2010

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With amenities like rear parking sensors, Sync and dual-zone climate control, our 2010 Fusion Hybrid is pretty nicely equipped when it comes to standard features. But one amenity that's not on this list is MyKey, a safety feature that's standard on the 2011 Fusion Hybrid and other Ford models.

Aimed at parents of teen drivers, MyKey offers technology designed to encourage safer teen driving. Parents can limit a car's top speed (to 80 mph) and audio volume, and they can also choose a setting that mutes stereo volume until front-seat passengers have buckled their seatbelts.

Ford just announced that an enhanced version of MySpeed will be available in certain models. This version offers four top-speed settings (80, 75, 70 and 65 mph) and allows parents to block explicit satellite radio stations.

Hmm. What are your thoughts on this type of technology? Do you think it helps teens become safer drivers?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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