Ford has introduced a new air filtration system in some of its vehicles in Europe that blocks almost all nitrogen dioxide—a key trigger of asthma—up to 99% of pollen, and gaseous pollutants and odors. The new filter is 50% more effective than its predecessor at blocking ultra-fine particles that are more than one thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair.
During testing, Ford found that concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and particle concentrations inside the car were equal to or lower than was the case outside the car in rural locations—even when test vehicles were driven in the city, on the motorway, in traffic jams and through tunnels.
The new air filtration system introduced in the all-new Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy utilizes activated charcoal. The air quality sensor detects carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide levels outside the car and shuts down incoming air. As required, it also automatically switches on the advanced filtration and air recirculation.