New Case Takes Aim at Safety Features in Ford’s SYNC 3 System

January 25, 2021

Safe Driving Technologies LLC (SDT) has filed its first lawsuit, accusing Ford (1:21-cv-00064) of infringing four patents generally related to in-vehicle communications systems, “particularly”, according to the plaintiff, “to safety control systems for vehicles to reduce driver distraction, avoiding potentially dangerous conditions tending to produce accidents”. Ford is targeted over the provision of certain driver safety features within its SYNC 3 infotainment system. In the new complaint, SDT pleads facts related to purported past employment by Ford of the asserted patents’ sole named inventor in connection with a claim that the infringement alleged has been willful.

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