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Burnouts Made Easy: Ford Shows off Line Lock for 2015 Mustang GT

Burnouts Made Easy: Ford Shows off Line Lock for 2015 Mustang GT

Those that aren’t drag racers may have no idea what the electronic line lock feature Ford has added to the 2015 Mustang GT is for. A line lock is a tool that locks the front brakes…

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Ford Plans To Put a 2015 Mustang Convertible on Top of the Empire State Building

Ford Plans To Put a 2015 Mustang Convertible on Top of the Empire State Building

Check out the image below and look at it closely. It’s an old and blurry image in black and white from the 60′s, but you can see clearly that is a Ford Mustang on top of…

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Ford Mustang Gets a Pinball Machine: Ponyball!

Ford Mustang Gets a Pinball Machine: Ponyball!

I’m probably dating myself by saying that two of my passions are Ford Mustangs and pinball machines, but I don’t care. Clearly, there’s a market for old fogies like me, or else Ford and Stern Pinball…

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Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations

Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations

I’ve had a few opportunities to play with the Oculus Rift head-mounted VR display over the last year or so, but most of the demonstrations I’ve tried have focused on gaming applications. On the other hand,…

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Ford Shows off Lighting Lab That Can Simulate Full Sunlight

Ford Shows off Lighting Lab That Can Simulate Full Sunlight

I’ve owned a few cars over the years that had shiny bits in the interior that would glare right in my eyes at certain times of the day. It was very irritating. Ford wants to eliminate…

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Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way

Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way

While I’m not all that crazy about the idea of fully-autonomous vehicles, I do think that some of the technology which is emerging from related research and development efforts could definitely help with vehicle safety. Take…

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Ford Uses Coca-Cola PlantBottle Technology inside Fusion Energi Hybrid

Ford Uses Coca-Cola PlantBottle Technology inside Fusion Energi Hybrid

Its impressive to hold a Coca-Cola bottle in your hand and think that about 30% of the bottle is actually made from renewable plant material. Coca-Cola and other soft drink companies have long been using a…

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1988 Ford Fiesta Becomes a Transformer

1988 Ford Fiesta Becomes a Transformer

UK-based artist Hetain Patel’s first car was a 1988 Ford Fiesta that was handed down from his father. In honor of his first set of wheels, this collaboration with his father and brother turns a similar…

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Ford Makes Fiesta More Appetizing with a Bacon Wrap

Ford Makes Fiesta More Appetizing with a Bacon Wrap

Two of my favorite things in all the world are cars and bacon. I think bacon is the reason God put pigs on earth and the man who invented bacon should be immortalized on Mount Rushmore.…

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Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission

Earlier this month we saw a car with a joystick shift lever. It looks cool, but it doesn’t have any additional function. Ford engineer Zachary Nelson made a more high-tech shift lever mod that’s geared towards…

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Digital Carjacking: The Smarter They Are, The Dumber They Are

Digital Carjacking: The Smarter They Are, The Dumber They Are

Modern automobiles benefit from increasingly small and smart computers, which can help control or augment everything from a car’s dashboard display to fundamental functions like steering. But as the world is slowly realizing, if something runs…

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Ford Creates Rapid Fabrication Technique to Prototype Sheet Metal in Days, Not Months

Ford Creates Rapid Fabrication Technique to Prototype Sheet Metal in Days, Not Months

I recently had the opportunity to visit Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, and got a behind the scenes tour of their 3D printing and digital prototyping studio. What they’re doing with these technologies is truly impressive.…

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Ford Raptor Pickup Totally out of Place, Yet Right at Home on the Nürburgring

Ford Raptor Pickup Totally out of Place, Yet Right at Home on the Nürburgring

I’ve spent time driving the Ford Raptor pickup from a couple different model years and came away impressed by the truck. The Raptor has an impressively powerful engine and the sort of lifted stance you expect…

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Ford’s 10-Acre Green Roof Puts Plants atop Industry

Ford’s 10-Acre Green Roof Puts Plants atop Industry

I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of Ford’s modern truck assembly plant in Dearborn, MI. While the plant’s robotics and just-in-time manufacturing facility are truly impressive, one of the things I had no…

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Ken Block Gymkhana Five Lives out a Gearhead’s Dream

Ken Block Gymkhana Five Lives out a Gearhead’s Dream

It must be pretty cool to be Ken Block. The guy gets to drive cars for a living and is a world-class hoonster. In fact, “Ken Block” translates in the Latin to Hoonicus Maximus, or at…

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Ford SYNC Can Now Access Tablets Using Voice Commands

Ford SYNC Can Now Access Tablets Using Voice Commands

Today was a big day for fans of Apple with its press event unveiling the new iPad. With tablets at the forefront of many consumers minds today, Ford took the opportunity to boast that it was…

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