Ford has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a magnetic truck bed. Pretty impressive stuff if they can pull it off. But could something like this work for an EV?
It could be a great way to keep kids and dogs from sliding around in the bed.Hmm. They are just trying to magnetize spots on the bed so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. The mechanical mechanism they propose is basically what’s in a magnetic tool base. The size of the magnets they show in the drawing though are huge. If those were ND magnetics that could be several thousand pounds of force, which would be super dangerous if it was left turned on and someone didn’t know about it. Think crushed hands when someone loads up their tool box and sets it down in the wrong spot.