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Ford and Agility Robotics Team for Package Delivery Robot

Ford and Agility Robotics Team for Package Delivery Robot
Ford knows that autonomous cars will be used in a big way for delivery services. People who buy stuff online don’t always have time or the desire to walk out to the road to get their packages off the autonomous delivery vehicle.

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts
If you’ve ever gotten into your car after a big workout or on a really hot day, you and Ford’s latest robot likely have something in common. A sweaty butt. To make sure that your car seat will stand up to such things, Ford engineers in Europe are going all out.
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Autonomous 1965 Mustang Drives Worse Than My Drunken Grandfather

Autonomous 1965 Mustang Drives Worse Than My Drunken Grandfather
As a child of the ’80s, I was involved in some very questionable dealings that would see the State taking kids away today. One such occasion was when my paraplegic grandfather took me on the backroads to the drive-up beer store to get his favorite Schlitz beer.

Ford’s Smart Window Display Lets the Blind Feel the View

Ford’s Smart Window Display Lets the Blind Feel the View
Living in Colorado, I can say unequivocally that mountain views are breathtaking. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be blind or visually impaired and unable to enjoy views like that. Ford wants to allow the visually impaired to “see” the view with their sense of touch.

Giant Vending Machine Doles Out Fords in China

Giant Vending Machine Doles Out Fords in China
Buying a car is an expensive decision. So how can car manufacturers get you to pull the trigger and make a purchase? By making it fun. That’s what this huge car vending machine in China is all about. 

Ford’s Robot DJ Drops the Beats

Ford’s Robot DJ Drops the Beats
Ford introduced the all-new 2018 Ford Fiesta in style. The event took place in a big warehouse that they disguised as a club in Germany, so they did what anyone would have done. They had a production-line robot named YuMi act as DJ for the launch party.

LEGO Speed Champions Set Includes Ford GT40 and Ford GT

LEGO Speed Champions Set Includes Ford GT40 and Ford GT
Ford is teasing a new LEGO Speed Champions kit that lets you build up two iconic race cars that each won their class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The set includes the GT40 that won in 1966 and the 2016 Ford GT that won in 2016.

New Power Wheels Mustangs Get Traction Control

New Power Wheels Mustangs Get Traction Control
When my daughter was three or four, I got her one of those pink Barbie Power Wheels Mustangs. I think I will remember until my dying day how she would throw that thing into drive and fly out of the driveway sideways.

Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Plan Puts Driverless Cars on Roads by 2021

Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Plan Puts Driverless Cars on Roads by 2021
There’s been lots of buzz in the media about self-driving vehicles of late, but the reality is that it may be quite some time before consumers will have cars that can drive themselves without the need for some driver input.

Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Turn Agave Plants into Car Parts

Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Turn Agave Plants into Car Parts
I can think of few stranger corporate collaborations than that of a major automaker and a major tequila maker. But that’s exactly what’s going on between a Ford and Jose Cuervo. You see, engineers at Ford have figured out a way to convert old agave plants into car parts.

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars
Over the last few decades, computer graphics have become a more and more essential part of industrial design – especially in the automotive industry. The ability to visualize designs digitally has given designers and engineers the freedom to test and refine concepts and functionality prior to expending time and money on physical prototypes.

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole
Ford has announced its latest smartbike: the MoDe:Flex. The idea behind this concept electric-assist bicycle is that it will warn cyclists of upcoming road damage and potholes using a built-in vibration system. The bike works with an app that comes with an Apple Watch extension that can detect potholes on the road.

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners
I’ve had a backup camera in all of my cars for the last five years or so, and I think it’s a godsend for backing out of tight spaces, and for parallel parking too. As the technology matures and cameras continue to get smaller and cheaper, car companies are starting to expand their usage beyond simple rear view images.

Ford Le Mans Xbox One Controllers: 24 Hours of Gaming

Ford Le Mans Xbox One Controllers: 24 Hours of Gaming
This weekend, developer Turn 10 Studios unveiled three custom Xbox One controllers, in time with Ford’s announcement that it will compete in the 2016 Le Mans. The company behind the Xbox-exclusive Forza Motorsport games themed each controller after one of Ford’s Le Mans cars from the 60s.

Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models

Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models
3D printing technology continues to improve in quality and usefulness. In fact, major automotive companies like Ford use the technology as a growing part of their design and prototyping process. Now, Ford has decided to take 3D printing to the masses, teaming up with Turbosquid.com to produce 3D printed models of their vehicles that anyone can buy.

Custom-made Gaming Trailer Has 25 Xbox 360s: Jump In

Custom-made Gaming Trailer Has 25 Xbox 360s: Jump In
Here’s a great way for you and 24 of your buddies to spend your 13th month pay. eBay seller charliepass is selling a used 2006 Ford F250 with a trailer. But the real gem is what’s inside the trailer: 25 Xbox 360 consoles, each connected to a 24″ 1080p monitor, a controller and a headset.
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