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Why Ford's New Mustang Puts USB Ports Above Your Head
By ALEX HEVESY
The new 2024 Ford Mustang promises to bring a new solution for enthusiasts struggling to manage their cables when wiring up their car with cameras and recording devices for the track. Ford has added extra USB ports above the driver's head, which may seem like an odd place for charging ports, but it starts to make sense when you consider the enthusiast crowd.
With the newest generation of Mustang, Ford has put a ton of finishing touches on the car that are uniquely geared towards making the track day prep a lot less painful and a little safer for the enthusiasts. While draping USB cables all over the dash for cameras isn't exactly the safest practice, especially when racing, Ford hopes to eliminate that problem with the overhead port placement.
Ford has built convenience features along these lines in the past as well, with the new Bronco including a number of mod-friendly tweaks in addition to the ability to remove the doors and roof entirely. The Bronco’s front dash also has a rack to mount GoPro cameras, phone holders, and a litany of other devices, while a bank of accessory switches is pre-installed for controlling aftermarket parts like light bars and winches.