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Ford And Ekso Bionics Pilot Exoskeleton Technology For Auto Workers

Ford workers are testing out exoskeletal technology from Ekso Bionics. The EksoVest is a lightweight, non-bulky technology that lifts and supports workers' arms during overhead tasks.

Wearable Tech November 11, 2017

Ford Announces New Focus Manufacturing Plans, Shifts Production From Mexico To China

Ford has revealed its plans to move production of the all-new Focus from Mexico to China, following its decision to scrap the project to build a plant in San Luis Potosi.

Business Tech June 21, 2017

Ford Reveals Full Details Of The Refreshed F-150 And The 2018 Expedition

Ford revealed the details of its upcoming 2018 Ford F-150 pickup and 2018 Ford Expedition SUV vehicles. Both cars will get greater power due to increased transmission efficiency and reduced weight as a result of their aluminum bodies.

Car Tech June 17, 2017

2016 Ford Vehicles Get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Via OTA Updates

If you have a Ford vehicle equipped with a Sync 3 infotainment system, you can now shift to either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay as your main car interface. Here’s how to update your car to either systems.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Ford Job Cuts Reportedly Imminent: Automaker To Cut 10 Percent Of Global Workforce

Ford is reportedly planning to cut $3 billion in costs and to achieve it, it will cut 10 percent of its global workforce. This may not sit well with President Donald Trump, who wants to boost employment in the auto industry.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Elon Musk On Investors Calling For Board Change: 'Buy Ford Stock'

Some Tesla investor groups called for a shakeup of the company's board. CEO Elon Musk responded to the dismayed investors by telling them to buy shares from rival Ford.

Car Tech April 14, 2017

Tesla Claims Throne As America's Most Valuable Carmaker From General Motors

Tesla has surpassed General Motors as the most valuable automobile manufacturer in the United States, with a market cap of $51.5 billion. The company's rise shows the increasing focus on electric vehicles and powerful software.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

Ford Reveals 2018 Explorer: SUV With Fresh Style And Better Technology

Ford announced the updated 2018 Ford Explorer with an embedded 4G LTE modem . The revamped SUV is slated to house the Safe and Smart Package and will be available in fall this year.

Car Tech April 11, 2017

Los Angeles Police Department To Begin Using Pursuit-Rated Ford Hybrid Cop Car: Fights Crime, Saves Gas

Ford has unveiled a new hybrid cop car, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, that can go up to 60 miles per hour on battery alone. It will let police officers fight crime, chase criminals, and reduce emissions.

Car Tech April 10, 2017

Max Motor Dreams: Ford Designs Smart Crib That Mimics Car Rides

Ford Spain develops Max Motor Dreams, a crib that simulates car rides for infants. The smart crib is a new addition to smart home gadgets for parents.

Smart Home April 9, 2017

Tesla Surpasses Ford Market Value As Stock Borders On $300: Here Are The Factors Driving Company's Growth

Tesla's market value officially outpaces Ford because of the record vehicle deliveries in Q1 of 2017, with the electric car maker's stock bordering on $300.

Business Tech April 4, 2017

Ford Recalls 570K Cars Over Door Latch And Engine Problems

Ford recalled over 570,000 vehicles due to defective door latches and risk of engine fire. No accidents or injuries have been caused because of the faulty door latches of the recalled Ford vehicles.

Car Tech March 30, 2017

Ford Invests $1 Billion In Artificial Intelligence Startup Argo AI And Here’s Why

Ford drops big dollars in artificial intelligence startup founded by Google and Uber veterans. Here’s what it is trying to accomplish as it becomes majority stakeholder of Argo AI.

Car Tech February 11, 2017

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck Gets 5 Stars Safety Rating From NHTSA

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck has received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, based on the overall crash test parameters. The vehicle has improved on its performance, when compared to the 2016 model ratings.

Car Tech January 31, 2017

Ford SmartLink Brings Connected Car Features To Older Models: Remote Start, 4G Wi-Fi, And More

Ford has announced an exciting initiative, aiming to turn older cars into connected vehicles with SmartLink. Eligible models cover a number of Ford and Lincoln vehicles from 2010 to 2016.

Car Tech January 27, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang: V8 Engine, New Styling, And More

The 2018 Mustang has been officially revealed on Jan. 17 in three different events in Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. The car has witnessed a lot of performance upgrades.

Car Tech January 18, 2017

Ford Now Supports Amazon Echo: Alexa To Become Driver Assistant

Smart home connectivity from inside one's car is now possible thanks to Alexa. Ford has announced its partnership with Amazon at this year's CES.

Automotive Tech January 5, 2017

Ford Fusion Hybrid To Take Center Stage At CES 2017: More Powerful Processor And Better Sensors Equal Better Brain Power

The next-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan will be launched at the CES 2017 trade show. Ford has introduced upgrades, such as an improved processing power and greater sensor technology, to pack in more brain power.

Car Tech December 29, 2016

Uber's Self-Driving Cars Hit San Francisco Roads: Ride-Hailing Goes Autonomous

Uber's fleet of Volvo self-driving vehicles that are now prowling the streets of San Francisco have fewer sensors than those UberX plying the Pittsburgh area. Both are still ferrying passengers with Uber employees for monitoring.

Car Tech December 14, 2016

No, Ford's F-150 Pickup Truck Sales Not Delayed Due To Transmission Issues After All

Earlier reports of Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks getting delayed to iron out kinks in its 10-speed transmission turned out to be false. The models are now appearing at dealerships across the United States.

Car Tech December 8, 2016

BMW, Ford, VW And Daimler Join Forces To Challenge Tesla With EV Charging Network In Europe

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen formed a joint venture to install a fast-charging EV network in Europe to counter 'range anxiety.' The automakers will roll out 400 EV charging stations at first, with thousands of charge points to follow by 2020.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Ford To Start Testing Self-Driving Cars In Europe Next Year

Ford is planning to start testing its self-driving cars in Europe next year in facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany. The program will contribute to the company's plan to begin mass production of fully autonomous vehicles by 2021.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Tesla To Get Better 'Competitive Position' Thanks To Trump Presidency, Elon Musk Says

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is not worried about his company's chances under a Donald Trump presidency. He has cited one reason how it could even become an advantage.

Car Tech November 21, 2016

Los Angeles Auto Show: Ford Unwraps 2018 Ford EcoSport

Ford announced the EcoSport for the U.S. market ahead of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The EcoSport will be imported to the country from India.

Car Tech November 15, 2016

BlackBerry Taps Ford As First Major Carmaker To Use QNX Without A Middleman: Apple, Your Move

BlackBerry has just signed its first major automaker for a direct collaboration, becoming a Tier One supplier for Ford. The deal will see BlackBerry's QNX expand its reach and secure a greater foothold in the market Apple's targeting as well.

Business Tech October 31, 2016

Alexa In Focus: Ford Integrating Amazon Echo's Smart Virtual Assistant In Cars This Year

Ford has teamed up with Amazon to bring Alexa to select vehicles, pairing connected cars with connected homes. Three Ford models will get smarter and more connected by the year's end, tapping into the power of Amazon's intelligent virtual assistant.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Ford Improves 2017 F-150 Raptor By Cutting Weight and Increasing Engine Power

The Ford F-150 Raptor is a powerful machine with 450 horsepower that is bound to impress. The vehicle could turn out to be one of the best pickup trucks from the company, but folks will get the chance to find out when it hits showrooms later in the year.

Car Tech September 29, 2016

Ford To Start Selling Affordable Autonomous Cars By 2025

Ford intends to sell affordable autonomous vehicles that the masses can buy for themselves by 2025. The Michigan-based car manufacturer is investing a lot of effort and resources to meet its projected timeframe.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

Ford Promises Fully Autonomous Vehicles For Ride-Sharing Services By 2021: The Race Is On

Ford is targeting to mass produce fully autonomous vehicles by 2021, to be used for ride-sharing services. The company's recent acquisitions will help hasten the development of the self-driving cars.

Car Tech August 17, 2016

Ford And Baidu Invest $150 Million In Self-Driving Tech Developer Velodyne LiDAR

Ford and Baidu are focusing their energies on the future of self-driving cars with an investment of $150 million in self-driving tech developer Velodybe LiDAR.

Car Tech August 16, 2016

Ford, MIT Team For New Research Project, Deploying On-Demand Electric Shuttles

Ford and MIT signed a research partnership that will delve on autonomous driving and pedestrian traffic pattern recognition. The project is supposed to debut this fall, with a number of on-demand electric shuttles for MIT’s students.

Car Tech July 28, 2016

All 2017 Ford Models Will Be Compatible With Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Ford will push out its Sync 3 system to all 2017 models of its vehicles, which will make them compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system unlocks many commands for drivers and passengers within their vehicles.

Car Tech July 25, 2016

Ford Invests In Civil Maps 3D Mapping Startup To Advance Autonomous Driving Tech

Ford is one automaker that pledged to bring autonomous cars to the streets. That is why the company recently purchased Civil Maps, a startup that will bolster its advancement in self-driving vehicles.

Car Tech July 16, 2016

Ford Testing Assembly Line Robots To Help Humans Build Cars And Make Coffee

Ford’s assembly line in Cologne, Germany, is being assisted by robots. The company said that the machines are helping assembly workers with heavy lifting and precision actions, creating a better work environment.

Car Tech July 15, 2016

NHTSA Investigating Ford Explorer Exhaust Gas Odor: Possible Leaks Inside Vehicle

The NHTSA started an investigation after complaints piled up regarding a strange smell in the passenger compartment of Ford Explorers. The carmaker promised it is ready to cooperate fully with the authorities.

Car Tech July 7, 2016

New Chevy Ad Literally Pokes Holes In Ford F-150 Aluminum Bed

Chevrolet's latest ad campaign demonstrates the impact strength of the steel body Silverado against the aluminum body Ford F-150. The national ad campaign is shown online as well as aired on TV.

Car Tech June 9, 2016

Ford Recalls Roughly 271,000 F-150 Pickups Over Brake Issues

Ford has announced that it is recalling roughly 271,000 F-150 vehicles due to brake issues. It has also recalled the 2016 Lincoln MKX luxury crossover SUVs to change the cars' seatback trim cover.

Car Tech May 27, 2016

Google, Uber And Three Other Companies Band Together To Speed Up Adoption Of Self-Driving Cars

Google and four other companies are leading efforts to form a coalition to urge federal action for the adoption of self-driving cars. The coalition’s main aim is to eliminate patchwork autonomous driving laws and come up with a standard guide.

Car Tech April 28, 2016

Ford GT Preorders Officially Open: You Can Now Apply To Purchase The $400K Supercar

Want to be among the first 500 buyers of the 2017 Ford GT? The company is now officially accepting applications for its ‘ultra-high performance’ Ford GT Supercar, with a promise to deliver a personalized purchase experience.

FUTURE TECH April 13, 2016

Ford's Research And Innovation Center Has Become An Audition Stage For Startups' Interface Technology

Jennifer Brace, Ford's user interface supervisor, says the Silicon Valley office sees hundreds of start-up demonstrations - some of which are too far-fetched for the company to put in its vehicles at the moment.

FUTURE TECH April 12, 2016

Project Nightonomy: Ford Fusion Drives Itself In Pitch Dark Arizona, Lights Off [Video]

Ford just completed a successful night driving test with its Fusion autonomous vehicle. The test took place in Arizona and showcased LiDAR’s capabilities to navigate the open road in pitch dark conditions and without headlights.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

Ford's Research Vehicle Uses LiDAR Sensors Instead Of Lights To See In The Dark

The automaker's self-driving technology and software is already up to the point where it can navigate an autonomous vehicle without headlights, as evidenced during a test on pitch-black Arizona roads.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

New Ford SE Ad Features Original Metal Gear Solid Snake Voice Actor

Fans of the previous 'Metal Gear Solid' titles, David Hayter is back to voice Solid Snake in an all-new ‘Metal Gear Solid’ commercial ad. The commercials feature characters from the game to advertise Ford's Fusion SE and Fusion Titanium.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

If Ford Did Not Block Trademark For Model E, Tesla Would Have Completed A Word After Model S, Model X

The new Tesla Model III, now accepting preorders, was initially supposed to be called the ‘Model E.’ With Tesla’s Model S and Model X in the market, the ‘Model E’ would’ve been the next car, finally completing the series. IYKWIM.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

Ford Stirs Great Hype With Super-Stealthy Police SUV 'No Profile' Light Bar: What's All The Fuss About?

Ford just released a stealthy version of its Interceptor police car. The new Utility SUV features visor light bars that help the car easily blend in traffic, and that’s not the only upgrade on the 2017 model.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

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