Ford patents the “Drifting” mode in electric and conventional cars. The goal is that everyone can drift in any car.
Currently doing drifting is not an easy thing. Some of the drivers who can do it have already practiced. But Ford actually dreamed that everyone could drift as easily as pressing a button. Whatever the car.
Ford is said to have submitted a “Drifting Mode” patent list to the US Patent and Trade Mark recently. In the filing, Ford stated that “Drifting Mode” is a vehicle control program.
“When the vehicle is in drift mode, the system separates the driven wheels and then applies the brakes to lock them, thereby promoting a slide. Based on the wheel speed sensor data and the target wheel speed, the system will then add power to maximize the induced glide,” Ford wrote.
Actually “Drift Mode” is nothing new for Ford. They had also installed this driving mode in the 2017 Ford Focus RS. At that time, Ford engineered the car's control into oversteer by sending up to 70 percent of the engine power to the rear wheels.
At the same time “Drift Mode” also relaxes the controls on the stability control system and dampers to transfer more weight from side to side to the rear. From there the sensation of drifting can be felt.
This time, Ford is trying to perfect this unique driving mode. The difference is that it can be done not only in conventional cars but also electric cars.