Ford patents mobile movie theatre for trucks
Posted on March 18, 2019
As someone with fond memories of going to the movies as a child and who liked to visit a drive-in at every opportunity, the news that Ford have applied for a patent for a mobile movie theatre option for their trucks struck me as a great move. Sure, not everyone is going to drive around town in their F-150 with a big screen in back but football Sunday or movie night could get a whole lot more interesting!
The patent has a self-contained unit that clips into the back of a truck and extend up to show the screen like a projector. A separate unit will house the projector and the speakers and will connect to the screen to make an entire unit. The screen faces out the rear and will be viewable at a decent distance.
So instead of putting a mattress in back and reversing into the drive in as people do now, the back of the truck becomes the movie theatre. It’s a very neat idea!
Whether this will ever hit production or not is up in the air. Ford has thousands of patents and only a percentage of them ever become a reality. As a movie fan, I sure hope this is one of them!
2019 Ford F-150
The 2019 Ford F-150 is capable of hauling more than just a movie setup. It can carry up to 2,500 pounds in the back as well as tow up to 8,500 pounds. It’s a true work truck that has as many leisure options as commercial ones. Just one of the many reasons we see so many on the road.
The 2019 Ford F-150 is a solid design that can be configured to be truly basic but rugged or luxurious and comfortable. Either way, the capability is the same. A go anywhere, do anything truck that offers great road manners and a car-like driving experience.
With either a new 3.3-litre V6 that produces 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, a 2.7-litre turbocharged V6 that produces 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque or a 5.0-litre V8 that produces 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, there is an engine here for everyone. With Ford’s 10 speed automatic transmission controlling everything, the drive is smooth and progressive whatever engine you choose.
Then there’s the 3.0-litre diesel V6. A very reliable engine that produces 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. It also uses the same transmission.
Available as a Regular or SuperCab with a ton of options and a choice of 8-foot, 6-foot-6, and 5-foot-6. You can configure your F-150 however you like across the trim levels too, offering even more customization.
With five star safety scores, competitive pricing and great looks, the Ford F-150 is a shoe-in for businesses or lifestyle owners who like a truck that doesn’t compromise on quality or comfort!