2011 FORD EDGE
2011 LINCOLN MKX
2011 FORD EDGE - SONY
The integration of TouchSensor™ field-effect technology into the 2011 Ford Edge ICS began after a thorough review of both interior design standards and the abundance of new and emerging technologies. After studying vehicle communications trends and drivers' use of technology inside their vehicles, it was evident that the way drivers interact with their auto's technology was rapidly becoming obsolete. Ford and Methode joined forces to pioneer the next-generation User Interface experience for customers around the world.
Improved ReliabilityBacked by over 200 million field-effect switches in the market, field-effect technology offers a highly reliable solution with no moving parts to damage or wear.
Patented LightingUtilizing field-effect Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), Methode developed a unique methodology for lighting our Ford Edge ICS solutions while meeting OEM lighting specifications.
DifferentiationMethode's system solutions approach produces unique, brand-differentiating User Interface designs with common cross-platform architecture, reducing development time and increasing cost efficiency.
PACE 2012 Award Winner
Methode was recognized at the 2012 Automotive News PACE Awards for its Field-Effect™ solid-state switches, which were first launched on the center stacks of Ford’s 2011 Edge, 2011 Explorer, and 2011 Lincoln MKX models. Learn More | View announcement