Ford Software Update Bakes the Interior of Police Cars to Disinfect Them

Driving around in a car should be pretty safe when it comes to COVID. Not if you are a cop, though, and you take in the car people infected with the virus.

This is why Ford, which provides most of the cars for NYPD, came with a software update that helps disinfect the interiors. This software solution is available immediately on all 2013-19 Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the United States, Canada and other countries around the world.

How do they do it? Well, bake the interior of the car to 133 degrees Fahrenheit (about 56 degrees Celsius). This seems to make it safe for the police officers to reuse the vehicles without the need for doing disinfection by hand.

“Officers can now use this self-cleaning mode as an extra layer of protection inside the vehicle in areas where manual cleaning is prone to be overlooked,” said Tyler. “This virus is an invisible enemy and we are proud to provide a solution to help the law enforcement community fight it.”

Source: Ford, via NYT

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