Ford door protector takes the sting out of dings – Autoweek

It’s the future, as predicted from the ’70’s. Sure, no jetpacks, but at least Europeans can have automatic door ding protectors.

Ford officials in the United States say they have no plans right now to offer the door protector here. But they said they will watch to see how popular it is in Europe and might change their minds later.

“Any system that can reduce the risk of damage to your own or someone else’s vehicle is worthy of recognition, but one that operates so effectively without affecting the looks or performance is particularly noteworthy,” said Matthew Avery, crash and safety research manager at Thatcham, a U.K. motor-insurance repair research center.

via Ford door protector takes the sting out of dings – Autoweek.

Which I’d bet will be standard here in 3 years.