Ford Applies for Patent that Allows It to Repossess Cars Remotely


Ford Motor Company has applied for a patent on a system designed to try and get people to clear up late car payments that, when all else fails, could lead to cars driving themselves to repo lots.

A patent application from Ford Global Technologies was filed with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office on Aug. 20, 2021, and formally published Feb. 23 for public review as part of the official process.

The patent is pending, not yet granted, Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood confirmed to the Detroit Free Press on March 1.

To read more, see the Detroit Free Press.

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