Ford is about to fit a new modification to its Ford Focus and C-Max cars – adjustable pedals.
Drivers are used to being able to move their seats, mirrors and alter the position of the steering wheel to be at a comfortable height for longer journeys or jams during the daily commute, but now shoe size and ankle flexibility will be eased by having the opportunity to flick a switch and activate an electric motor which will move the pedal levers up to 55 centimetres closer to the seat.
Thomas Svensson, Ford brake system development engineer, says: "For some customers finding a seating position which is a comfortable distance from both pedals and steering wheel is difficult.
"With adjustable pedals, drivers can tailor their position precisely and easily using the convenient seat-mounted switch."
Ford was recently honoured with the prize of Fleet Manufacturer of the Year at the 2008 Fleet World awards. Special mention was made of the Kuga 4×4 model and the S-Max vehicles during the ceremony.