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Tag: Ford

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.

Ford Sends 2015 Mustang 110,000 Feet into the Air (Sorta.)

Ford Sends 2015 Mustang 110,000 Feet into the Air (Sorta.)
We have seen plenty of stuff tied to a balloon over the years and set into the atmosphere and the edge of space. Ford has done this recently by attaching a model of the all-new 2015 Mustang to a balloon and setting it free to climb.

Guy Builds Jurassic Park Ford Explorer: Do-you-think-he-saurus?

Guy Builds Jurassic Park Ford Explorer: Do-you-think-he-saurus?
This probably started off with one guy saying to another guy, “Put it in park.” Then the other guy said, “Screw that. I’m putting it in Jurassic Park.” Or not.

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 of the car to keep it in place while the rear wheels spin.

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 New York City’s iconic Empire State building.

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 wouldn’t be teaming up to create a series of Mustang-themed pinball machines.

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, Ford is using this technology to help designers visualize the interiors and exteriors of new vehicles.

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 that problem and has a slick rig that it uses to simulate the outdoors for use in testing its vehicle interiors.

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 for example, this new obstacle avoidance system that Ford is working on.

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 durable lightweight called PET.

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 vehicle into a Transformer-like robot that is far more than meets the eye.

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.

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 newbie drivers.

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 software, that thing can be hacked.

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.

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 to see in a desert racing truck.

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