Ford Teams with Police Forces to Establish a New Heat-Based Coronavirus Strategy

Using extreme heat, Ford has established a unique approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19 using police vehicles. By heating the interior of police vehicles in 15-minute increments, Ford is hoping to neutralize the virus in vehicles, reducing viral concentration by more than 99 percent. The hope is for police forces across the country to effectively fight the coronavirus' spread through this heat-based system. At Tri-Star Ford Somerset, our team is here to provide updates as often as we can. From Meyersdale to Berlin, we encourage our customers to contact us at any time for more information on Ford's steps to fight the coronavirus' spread.

How the System is Utilized

Ford's new software system heats the interior of police vehicles until reaching a point of 133 degrees Fahrenheit across the entire cabin. The software monitors the vehicle's temperature automatically, continuing the heat the interior until the whole passenger area reaches the stable temperature. Ford teamed up with the Ohio State University while developing this system, working to find the necessary temperature to neutralize viral concentration and fight the virus' spread effectively.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding Ford's approach to fighting the coronavirus, or our dealership's safety regulations, we encourage you to visit our website or contact our team today! From Somerset, PA, to Rockwood, PA, we are proud to serve drivers across the area with a wide range of new and used models, along with top-tier customer care. We are here to help and provide clarity whenever possible, so reach out today, and we will be happy to assist you!

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