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Ford Develops A Device That Helps Burn Away Coronavirus Inside Police Interceptors

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The software pumps heat into Ford Police Interceptors for 15 minutes, killing 99 viruses in the car, including Coronavirus.

The system is currently available for all 2013-19 Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the US, Canada and beyond.

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The coronavirus-fighter is available on the latest Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the US, Canada and beyond. It is also available as a  retrofit for all 2013-19

To keep the police safe from the novel coronavirus, Ford has introduced a new way to help disinfect the police cruisers.

The software works by pumping heat into Police Interceptor Utility vehicles until the temperature inside reaches 133 degrees Fahrenheit (56 degrees Celsius).





Ford believes the whole process can reduce the viral concentration by over 99 percent on interior surfaces and materials.

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The software pumps heat into Ford Police Interceptors for 15 minutes, killing 99 viruses in the car, including Coronavirus.

The whole system works by bringing the engine to an elevated level, then putting the heater and fans on full blast.

It then keep the cabin at 133 degrees Fahrenheit (56 degrees Celsius) for 15 minutes; during which it monitors the interior temperature to make sure the entire passenger compartment reaches the optimal level.

Hazard and tail lights flash in a pre-set pattern while the process is taking place. It flashes in another pattern when the whole process is complete.

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A cool-down process is used to bring the temperature back to a more normal level.





Ford worked with Ohio State University to determine the temperature range and time needed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The US autogiant said the heat has the ability to penetrate into hard-to-reach areas that humans and chemical disinfectants may not be able to reach.

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It added that the process is meant to supplement other cleaning and safety measures and not replace them.

Ford :

“This virus is an invisible enemy and we are proud to provide a solution to help the law enforcement community fight it.”

The system has been tested with law enforcement in New York City, Los Angeles, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio and Florida.

It is currently available for all 2013-19 Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the US, Canada and beyond.





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