According to its low beginning worth and location with Ford’s pickup repertoire, it’s possible you’ll now not be expecting plenty of artful concepts inside the Maverick’s internal. However there are considerate garage answers abound in Ford’s smallest truck, in surprising puts like across the infotainment display or even inside the mattress.
One of the most coolest concepts Ford has carried out, alternatively, is one it calls the Ford Built-in Tether Device. A lovely acronym, regardless that an important to notice far from the best this industry has seen. Perhaps subsequent time, Ford.
Anyway, FITS is an elaborate identify for what, by means of all appearances, in reality simply seems like a hook. There’s this kind of hooks constructed into the again of the middle console within the Maverick, going through rear-seat passengers and situated proper beneath the AC outlet and USB ports. It’s what plugs into that hook and what Ford is planning on doing with it going ahead that makes FITS so particular.
Ford says it’ll manufacture quite a few equipment — together with cupholders, garage and trash packing containers, twine organizers, and grocery hooks — that clip proper into the FITS slot for much more customizable garage inside the automotive. Maverick patrons will have the ability to get those with an “to be had equipment bundle” to be presented with the truck.
That mentioned, it’s 2021, and trendy generation offers us — or, a minimum of, those that can have enough money the privilege — the facility to Three-D print regardless of the hell we would like. And so Ford is making plans to head open supply with FITS, freely sharing the slot geometry so that anybody can Three-D print what they prefer for their very own bespoke equipment.
When now not clipped, FITS equipment can it appears be stashed in “a couple of slots below the rear seats.” Ford doesn’t make it transparent if those are further FITS hooks or what, however a minimum of they provide someplace for the items to head when now not in use. That’s to hand, as a result of having an armful of irregular-shaped plastic doodads and not using a position to retailer them would just about ensure they’d finally end up in a bag someplace deep in a storage, promptly misplaced and not noticed once more.
It’s fascinating Ford has selected the Maverick to release this concept, slightly than one or either one of the Broncos. If it takes to the air, expectantly the corporate will paintings to combine the hooks in its different vehicles and SUVs, and possibly upload any other someplace within the entrance of the Maverick’s internal as neatly. I guess we’ll know if it’s a good fortune relying on whether or not a cottage trade of Three-D-printed doodads prospers on Etsy in a yr’s time.