Ford 'MyKey' system gives parents control over teen drivers - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Ford 'MyKey' system gives parents control over teen drivers

SPOKANE, Wash. - Handing the keys to a teen driver can be a scary thing for most parents.

Ford Motor Company is doing its part by creating the 'MyKey' technology.

The system has two keys; one for the parent and another for the teen.

To activate the MyKey technology, the parents put the admin key in the teen's ignition, then program vehicle controls.

The technology allows you to limit the cars top speed up to 80 mph, limit the radio volume to 44 percent, activate a speed alert chime at 45, 55 or 65 miles per hour and enable traction control, which limits tire spin.

The MyKey technology will be available in Ford vehicles this summer and will not cost you anything extra.

It's that simple turn of the key and parents feel better because their teens are driving safer.

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