Ford's 'Mustang Power Wheels' Toy has a Traction Control Powertrain

By: Joey Haar - Nov 24, 2016
References: fisher-price.mattel & cnet
The Ford Mustang is one of the icons of American muscle car culture, and the 'Mustang Power Wheels' is a toy that might very well ensure the vehicle's cultural impact for the next generation of drivers. The go-kart toy, which is the product of a partnership between the historical American car manufacturer and Power Wheels, uses advanced technology to offer a safe and exciting ride for kids aged three to seven.

The Mustang Power Wheels powertrain is controlled by the Smart Drive system. This system uses computers to give the toy car what would amount to traction control in a full-sized Mustang. Through Smart Drive, the Mustang Power Wheels car will automatically adjust motor speeds when it detects wheel slip, making driving on uneven terrain safer and faster.