Ford's new patent is a Magnetic Truck Bed


Ford Motor Company has moved to patent a magnetized pickup truck bed that could seriously change the way we move cargo. According to a series of USPTO documents first discovered by MC&T, FoMoCo is exploring several ways to secure bed loads using magnetization. The documents detail embedding a set of magnets within the truck bed that could be used to create a magnetic field that would not only change the level of magnetic force applied but also be capable of rotating and moving relative to each other in order to create a magnetic field that encompasses the entire bed floor or just sections of it.

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