If you own a vehicle that is large with fold-down rear seats that open up to a cavernous expanse to put in all your stuff, you know the difficulty of actually using that space. You end up having to open the side doors of the car and pull stuff to the end of the seats to load and do the same thing again to unload. Ford has a slick solution to this.
A Ford patent application has turned up that shows an awesome conveyor belt system that will smoothly carry your groceries to the front of the cargo space. Once you are unloading, the same conveyor belt system will bring your stuff back near you.
This seems a bit farfetched, but in an increasingly crowded big SUV market, a feature like this could put Ford’s offerings over the top. Plus you could totally ride the thing inside the car to boot. A patent application certainly doesn’t mean the tech will ever make it to a production vehicle.