I thought Ford had the 'rights' , 'patent' or whatever ...
nice move.. with it being a safety device ..
breaking news .. skoda have the rights to abs ..
my mk3 has it, and Im yet to need it .. ( ok, so Ive only had it since April, Im sure itll be required in dec / jan / feb )
the BMW 5 series didnt... but it did have a 'latent heat store' system in the climate system .. so the air fired at the screen was warmer than ambient anyway.. did same job, didnt put load on alternator / battery.. added bonus of an almost instant warm cabin .
I knowwhat system Id rather have .. even though Im sure the heated screen is fantastic ..