Ford Motor had three patents in gaming during Q4 2023. Ford Motor Co filed a patent for an in-vehicle entertainment system that allows drivers to assign musical instruments to vehicle components through a drag-and-drop interface. When a driver makes physical contact with the assigned component, a corresponding musical sound is generated. GlobalData’s report on Ford Motor gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Ford Motor grant share with gaming as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Systems and methods to entertain an occupant of a vehicle (Patent ID: US20230321533A1)

The patent filed by Ford Motor Co. describes a method for in-vehicle entertainment systems where a processor displays an iconic representation containing icons representing musical instruments and vehicle components. The method involves assigning a musical instrument to a vehicle component through a drag-and-drop operation, detecting physical contact on the component, and generating a corresponding musical sound. This system allows for interactive entertainment routines involving musical instruments and memory games based on touching sequences on vehicle components.

Furthermore, the patent outlines the use of an infotainment system in a vehicle that includes a display screen and an in-vehicle entertainment system. The system utilizes a processor to display iconic representations with icons representing vehicle components and musical instruments, enabling entertainment procedures like musical routines and memory games. By detecting assignments of musical instruments to vehicle components and physical contact on these components, the system generates musical sounds and facilitates interactive entertainment experiences for vehicle occupants, enhancing the overall in-vehicle entertainment capabilities.

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