What does "cat/fold" mean on my car dashboard? It's on the radio part.

CAT/FOLD (Category/Folder) is a feature that allows you to select from various music categories. It is part of the entertainment system, in MP3 mode.

The 2009 Ford F-150 (f12) offers an entertainment system that has this feature.

The model is also equipped with RDBS Radio (available in FM mode). This feature allows you to search RDBS-equipped stations for a certain category of music format: CLASSIC, COUNTRY, JAZZ/RB, ROCK, etc. or type.

Now, technology has made cars to become a mobile computer packed with new entertainment options, Internet access and a dizzying range of apps that help drivers avoid traffic jams, find parking spots and locate the nearest coffee shop.

But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees auto safety, recently issued voluntary guidelines for carmakers to limit the visual and mental distractions that new technology can create.

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