- ‘Lincoln Experiences’ Use Technology to Make Driving More Engaging
NEW YORK – It isn’t just about making luxury cars; it’s about creating unique driving experiences. The Lincoln Motor Company – with the reveal of its all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle this morning – introduces Lincoln Experiences, a suite of customer-focused comforts designed to enhance the buying and ownership experience.
- Ford in the Press – Week 36
A highly successful Ford Futures media event at Lommel, plus the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line, earned the Blue Oval really strong coverage both in automotive and non-automotive media this week…
- Ford Developing New Automated Parking System that Enables Push-Button Parking
LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford Motor Company is developing a new automated parking technology that could enable drivers to park with only the push of a button from inside or outside of their car.
- Ford Develops Test Car That Automatically Steers Around Stopped or Slowing Vehicles or Pedestrians
LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford has revealed a test car equipped with technology that uses automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles that are stopped or slowing in the same lane ahead, or to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
- Ford Reveals Test Cars That Can Park at the Touch of a Button and Avoid Collisions with Vehicles or Pedestrians
LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford today revealed for the first time technology developed to enable drivers to park at the touch of a button from inside or outside their car; and also a prototype system that uses automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles or pedestrians.
- Ford Campaign Comes to Life, Invites Puerto Ricans to Nominate People in Need of an ‘Auto Remedio’
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ford Motor Company is offering Puerto Rican drivers an opportunity to win a vehicle equipped with Ford-exclusive advanced technologies as part of the second phase of its “Auto Remedio” marketing campaign.
- The Dirt on Ford’s New 3D Dirt Detection Technology: There Isn’t Any
DEARBORN – Here’s the dirt on Ford’s new paint technology: There isn’t any.
- Ford Expands Availability of Rear Inflatable Safety Belt to 2014 Fusion
DEARBORN - The new 2014 Ford Fusion is the only car in the popular midsize segment to offer rear inflatable safety belts, adding to the sedan’s suite of available safety and driver-assist technologies. This option is also available in the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi.
- Potential for Open-Source Car Customization Showcased on Ford Mustang Using OpenXC Platform
DEARBORN – An important part of the total gaming experience for hardcore video gamers is getting physical feedback through the controller as they keep their eyes on the screen. It’s called haptic feedback. For drivers of performance cars like Ford Mustang, feedback is just as important to understanding how the car is behaving.
- Software Emerges as ‘Secret Sauce’ to Ford EcoBoost Success
DEARBORN – Mike Kluzner’s experience is considered only somewhat unusual among the ranks of Ford’s in-house software engineers. Kluzner got his start designing laser weapon systems capable of disabling the navigation systems of enemy satellites.
- SMB: 'Nerdy Jobs' Goes Off-Road with Ford
DEARBORN - The Nerdist Channel’s newest show, Nerdy Jobs, gives viewers an inside look at some of the world’s most geek-centric and technologically advanced jobs.
- Philly Is New Green Hotbed, Dallas Has Its Hands Full, New Yorkers Are Stargazing Based on Ford Escape Sales Trends
DEARBORN – Bucking longstanding trends, Philadelphians are going greener than all other major cities based on sales of the new Escape and Explorer equipped with Ford’s advanced, fuel-saving EcoBoost engine.
- R&A Drive Program Helps Ford Select New Technologies for Future Vehicles
DEARBORN - It’s one thing to watch a PowerPoint presentation about a new technology. It’s quite another to experience that technology for yourself.
- Ford Tests High-Tech “Brake Light” That Warns Other Drivers Even From Afar
AACHEN, Germany - Ford Motor Company participated in a special test of a high-tech early warning “brake light” that can warn drivers following behind even if they are around a bend or behind other traffic.
- Ford Awarded Again for Keeping Consumers Connected
BEIJING – Ford’s ground-breaking efforts to keep consumers connected are again winning recognition around the globe.
- Fiesta-Based eWheelDrive Research Vehicle Revealed
LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford Motor Company and Schaeffler today demonstrated the Fiesta-based eWheelDrive car, a driveable research vehicle that could lead to improvements in urban mobility and parking by making possible smaller, more agile cars.
- Drivers Embrace Rear View Cameras - Now Ford’s Fastest-Growing Driver Aid
COLOGNE, Germany – Reversing and parking are among the biggest sources of stress for many drivers; and now more and more Ford customers are buying cars that make those activities easier.
- Meet Ford’s Robot Doctor
COLOGNE, Germany - Working for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the high-tech robots at Ford’s state-of-the-art production facility in Niehl, Cologne, Germany, sometimes get sick.
- Ford Developer Program Issues Call to App Developers; Attracts More Than 2,500 Global Registrations in First Month
BARCELONA, Spain – Ford today announced an open call for mobile application developers to register for the Ford Developer Program, an automotive industry first that enables software developers to directly interface with the Ford SYNC AppLink system to create apps that will enhance the driving experience.
- Ford Technology Development Efforts Recognized on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators List
DEARBORN – Technological innovation has been at the heart of Ford Motor Company for more than a century and this year Thomson Reuters has recognized that with a place on its Top 100 Global Innovators list. The full list can be found at http://www.top100innovators.com.
- Ford Develops Carbon Fibre Technology that Could Deliver More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
DUSSELDORF, Germany – Ford Motor Company has demonstrated a prototype carbon fibre bonnet that could help lower fuel consumption for Ford customers.
- Ford Brazil Presents the All-New EcoSport to Latin American Press in Natal, Northeastern Brazil
NATAL, Brazil – From August, 4 to 6, Ford presented the all-new EcoSport to the Latin American Press in the tourist city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern Brazil. The press convention was attended by 200 journalists and bloggers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico, who had the opportunity to drive for the first time the new global Ford SUV.
- Ford Begins Real-World Testing of Future Car-to-Car and Car-to-Infrastructure Communication Technologies in Europe
AACHEN, Germany – Ford Motor Company today begins real-world testing of future technologies as part of a research programme aimed at advancing car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication to European roads.
- Unique Strategies for Smoother Auto Start-Stop Control Yield More Than 25 Patent Applications for Ford
DEARBORN – In the quest to deliver better fuel efficiency for millions of drivers, Ford engineers have more than 25 patents pending for the $295 Auto Start-Stop on the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. The best technology improves your life by doing its job effectively and then getting out of the way.
- Ford Investigates Making Parts Using Sisal – Renewable Material Source Found in Dartboards, Rope and Carpets
AACHEN, Germany – Ford of Europe engineers are investigating making car parts using sustainable fibres from sisal, a plant more frequently used in dartboards, carpets and rope.
- Ford Tests Limits of Human Colour Perception to Deliver Flawless Finish
AACHEN, Germany - The average person looking at a new car can quickly – and often subconsciously – determine whether colours in a car’s cabin match or clash.
- Ford Develops ‘Traffic Jam Assist’ and New Parking Technology to Help Address Future Mobility Challenges
AACHEN, Germany – Ford Motor Company is researching and developing intelligent, next-generation driving technologies designed to help address future mobility challenges that come with rapid urbanisation and population growth around the world.
- Ford Develops Innovative ‘Thermometer’ to Help Make Sure Interiors Meet Customer Expectations
AACHEN, Germany – Touching a metallic object we expect to be cold and finding it to be warm can have a negative effect on our perception of quality. That’s just one example of the complex relationship between materials, temperature and touch.
- Ford Fusion Auto Start-Stop System Priced at Only $295; Technology Delivers Thousands of Dollars in Fuel Savings
DEARBORN – With the national average price of gasoline nearing $4 a gallon, the new Ford Fusion offers yet another way for consumers to save money at the pump as the first non-hybrid midsize sedan available with Auto Start-Stop.
- Upgrades to VIRTTEX Help to Develop and Test Active Safety and Driver Aid Technologies
DEARBORN - Upgrades to company's state-of-the-art VIRtual Test Track EXperiment (VIRTTEX) simulator will help Ford's Product Development team continue to develop and test active safety and driver aid technologies that warn drivers of imminent collision, drowsiness and other potentially dangerous scenarios behind the wheel.