Fisher Price and Ford build a Mustang for kids
Fisher Price and Ford have teamed to produce the Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang for children.
Ford and Fisher-Price have worked closely together to create the new Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang – a realistic and high-tech, fast and fun battery-operated ride-on toy.
The officially licensed Smart Drive Mustang is designed to delight budding performance enthusiasts with original pony car-inspired looks and performance, and it’s packed with safety features sure to make parents happy, too.
Fisher-Price developed the scaled-down car, available in blue or pink, from real Ford design data.
The result is an amazingly realistic Mustang – sized just for kids – that captures the spirit, style and high-tech features of the V8-powered Mustang GT their parents could drive.
The Smart Drive system is new for Power Wheels vehicles.
At its core is the brand’s first computer-controlled powertrain, which opens up a world of features that make this Power Wheels Mustang a lot like the full-sized car:
- Traction control: The computer can monitor for wheel slip and adjust motor speeds to help keep the car going over wet grass or bumpy terrain
- Stability monitoring: A tilt sensor can detect when the car is reaching dangerous angles, turning off the motors to prevent rollovers
- Digital speed control and battery monitoring: A backlit LED touch interface can allow parents to easily control top speed, from 1 mph to 5 mph, and check battery charge level
- Slow start and stop: Instead of a simple on/off behavior, motors can now ramp speed up or down – for fast starts and short stopping distances
Perhaps most fun of all is the built-in sound system. It features engine sounds recorded from a real Mustang, which rise and fall with vehicle speed – just like a real car.
An auxiliary input jack allows kids to play their own music on the biggest speaker ever installed in a Fisher-Price product.
Visit www.PowerWheels.com to find a retailer.
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