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The all-new Ford Fiesta will soon be more common than political corruption.

By Stephen Turvil
Sep 18, 2012
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The all-new Ford Fiesta will soon be more common than political corruption. Today, though, this forthcoming supermini has only been seen by a few political operators. And what a remarkable sight. Highlights include its MyKey feature. This enables motorists – who might lend their cars to reckless teenagers/politicians - to limit its functions and encourage safe driving. Top speed, for starters, can be restricted. Also the stereo only operates once the seatbelts have been fastened, and then to a moderate volume. Mrs Thatcher's speeches cannot be played too loudly, then. MyKey also prevents motorists deactivating the driver aids. This, of course, minimises the risk of crashing into Parliament.

The all-new Ford Fiesta has Active City Stop too. So, imagine an MP is driving at low speed through the City of London. He is then distracted by a political rival pulling faces at the roadside, and fails to notice the vehicle ahead has stopped. The Fiesta can brake automatically to prevent - or reduce the severity of - an impact. This complements the Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system that controls the stereo and mobile devices via voice commands. This keeps motorists hands firmly on the wheel. Reassuringly, Ford SYNC also has an emergency assistance feature that operates after an accident. This contacts the emergency services - in a language appropriate to the country - and relays the Fiesta's position. It then informs the occupants that help is on the way. Now that is politically sharp.

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By Stephen Turvil
Sep 18, 2012