Ford's Unusual New Canopy Patent


Ford Liftgate

Ford has created a patent on a lift-gate canopy that will provide shade, privacy and a little bit of light for all your tailgating needs. 

Have you ever been camping and needed a quick place to change, or has it started raining while you were tailgating at a game? Ford has come up with a solution. Above is the patent drawing of their potential glow in the dark canopy. This canopy is a track-mounted product built into the lift-gate of a crossover or SUV. It can be set up completely enclosed for privacy or it can be opened up like a canopy to offer shade or keep rain off your burgers and brew.

There is an extra feature that may surprise some. The canopy is made from a phosphorescent material that can be illuminated by lighting elements, or even glow in the dark!