The new MyKey system can block explicit satellite radio stations and limit the vehicle's top speed to 65, 70, 75 or 80 mph.

Ford has announced plans to launch an updated MyKey system on the 2011 Taurus and Explorer.

Designed to expand parental control, the new MyKey can block "explicit" satellite radio stations and limit the vehicle's top speed to 65, 70, 75 or 80 mph. Furthermore, the system can reduce the radio's maximum volume and prevent the deactivation of safety features (traction control, cross-traffic alert, etc).

According to Graydon Reitz, Ford's director of Electronic Systems Engineering, "Ford wants to give parents peace of mind that their kids are following practical household rules in the car." He added, "Parents obviously like this type of feature, and many teens are okay with it when they hear parents may give them the keys more often if the car comes with a technology such as Ford's MyKey."

Check out the press release for additional information

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