Its a matter of opinion of course, but Car Makers also seem to enjoy installing functions and facilities well out of the essential of reliable, comfortable and economic A to B Motoring, like the current obsession with autonomous driving capability.
But this little addon patented by Ford ( yes patented so no one else steals their idea ) over in the USA surely takes the biscuit for total unnecessaryness....
Note to Ford....to paraphrase Howard H. Aitken
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."