There are systems out there with “adaptive” cruise control, but Ford’s Traffic Jam Assist is an “intelligent driving feature” that will take that to a whole new level.more →
When paired with a 240-volt charging port, the Fit EV can fully recharge in as little as three hours. A full charge can travel about 123 miles, which is higher than both the Nissan Leaf and Ford’s all-electric Focus.more →
Ford, the company which is well-known for creating four-wheeled motor cars, has unveiled something new to the world. During the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford revealed its new breakthrough product—the electric bicycle or e-bike.more →
Ford launched the Evos concept which has already wowed people all over the world. However, the slinkiest hybrid so far only has two wheels – this concept bicycle from Ford is called the E-Bike Concept. The bike has an electronic motor which is built into the front wheel. It can generate a speed of 25 km/h with a 9.2 Ah battery.more →
A “preliminary agreement” was reached between Toyota and Ford, and they have promised to work together to build a hybrid drive system primarily for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. The goal is to have vehicles using the new tech on the road at some point during this decade. They’re also working together on internet-based services and in-car communications.more →
A report released by Zpryme Research and Consulting to shed some light on brand loyalty going into the age of electric vehicles shows that, despite a year of recalls and bad press, Toyota fans remain the most loyal customers of any brand.more →
Sure, you could take the all-electric route and opt for a Tesla Roadster, but there’s just something to be said about Detroit muscle. And that’s how we somehow find ourselves looking at the new Ford GT. Except, well, it’s a hybrid.more →
Daimler AG’s Smart Car has been driving around bearing the name as a self-proclaimed genius of automobiles for some time now. Ford on the other hand, has come up with a concept that will attempt to usurp this title and truly certify itself as a genuine “smart” car.more →
Let’s face it, some people aren’t very good at parallel parking, so they try to use technology in their favor. That’s partly how rear view cameras in cars came about in the first place, but they were largely a luxury feature. For Ford, that might be changing. The automotive maker is looking to make rearview cameras a standard feature throughout its lineup.more →
The 2011 Ford Explorer is taking one step closer to the future of precision handling by implementing Curve Control, a new technology that is anticipated to be available in over 90 percent of Ford vehicles within 5 years. Swinging too quickly while taking a ramp is something we’ve all done at one time or another, but what we may not be aware of is how likely it is to result in more than a close call. Within the United States alone, this common mistake is responsible for over 50,000 accidents a year. Curve Control is designed to sense when a turn is being taken too quickly and compensates by reducing vehicle speed anywhere from 1-10mph within only a second.more →
There’s more to creating an environmentally-friendly vehicle than just plopping in an electric motor or a hybrid powertrain of some kind. Ford agrees and that’s why the American carmaker is showing off its Ford START concept vehicle at the Beijing International Auto Show.
You see, the Ford START Concept isn’t a hybrid. It isn’t an electric. Instead, it makes use of a forthcoming 1.0L EcoBoost three-cylinder gas engine with a CO2 rating of under 100 g/km. It’s not zero emissions either, but that’s still very good considering it’s still a three-banger.more →
The whole electric vehicle movement could use a good boost and it seems that Ford is partnering with Microsoft on that front. As you know, many Ford vehicles are already equipped with Microsoft SYNC to handle all sorts of multimedia and other functions, but this partnership is going further.
The newest thing to show up in Ford cars is something called Microsoft Hohm. This platform is aimed to “help future owners of Ford’s electric vehicles optimize the way they recharge their vehicle and better manage their home’s energy use.” Hohm is an “energy management application” and it will first be seen in the Focus Electric some time next year. With Hohm, owners can determine “when and how to most efficiently and affordably recharge battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.”more →
Henry Ford, famous for his interest in experimenting with hemp and soy-bean plastics would be thrilled to learn of the work Debbie Mielewski, at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Mich., and her team of bio-engineers is conducting.more →
There are all sorts of ways that the automotive industry can make our daily journeys a little safer. Over the years, we’ve seen the advent of sideview mirrors, backup cameras, and all sorts of other doohickeys. The original implementation of airbags was a major revolution too, and now Ford is taking it to the next […]more →