Many mums face a busy day from the moment they wake – so this Mother’s Day March 21, it’s worth taking a moment to think about what you may be able to do to help make her day a little more special.
Why not treat your mum to a day out – and let Ford take care of you both along the way?
Thankfully, Ford has a range of technologies that can help you to plan your day and also make the journey a lot of fun, regardless of the road and traffic conditions.
Get the party started or laugh your head off with mum. Why not put together a playlist of your mum’s favourite tunes for an impromptu karaoke session in the car? It doesn’t matter if you’re both pitch perfect or totally off-key, you’ll have a great time as you belt out lyrics at the top of your voices. If you want to share the laugh, why not load up her favourite talk show on podcast instead? Ford’s SYNC™ 3 can play music and podcast directly from your Apple or Android device or, if you prefer, MP3 and other files from a USB stick.
Take your mum to her favourite restaurant. A nice meal with your mum has to be special this Mother’s Day. Why not taking her out to the restaurant she always took you growing up? Can’t remember the directions to your mum’s favourite restaurant? SYNC™ 3’s navigation system will get you there with turn by turn instructions, leaving you more time to catch up with your mum. If you need to make a reservation, SYNC™ 3’s hands free calling will help connect you with the restaurant.
Pamper your mum with new bags and shoes. Retail therapy is a great way to pass the time and treat your mum. And, if you find you’ve got your hands full when you get back to the car, Ford’s hands-free foot-activated liftgate makes loading the boot easy. All you need to do is move your foot toward and under, then away from the rear bumper (similar to a kicking motion) to open the hatch. So long as the keyfob is close to the car (in your bag or pocket), the hatch will open.
Keep mum comfortable. If you’re planning a longer journey, Ford’s multi-contour seats with Active Motion® will help alleviate some of the tension of the drive by delivering a gentle massage. Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC) automatically maintains separate preferred temperatures, so front passengers can set the temperature they prefer.
Safety is paramount. Always make your journeys safe. Ford is packed with technology to ensure you are both safe on the road. Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert helps drivers change lanes or back out of a parking space with confidence. BLIS®) can alert the driver when a vehicle enters the blind spot zone, while Cross-Traffic Alert warns of traffic approaching from the sides when the vehicle is in reverse, such as backing out of a parking space. Adaptive Cruise Control provides everything conventional cruise control does — keeps a constant speed without having to work the brake or accelerator pedals — plus, it automatically maintains a comfortable preset gap distance from vehicles ahead. It can also bring the vehicle to a stop and resume acceleration automatically. That not only cuts stress, but makes driving much safer for everyone on the road.