Ford’s Galaxy S II E-Bike Concept

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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.

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Toyota forges partnership with Ford to develop hybrid trucks and SUVS

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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.

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Ford to install rear view cameras as standard equipment on most vehicles

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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.

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2011 Ford Explorer first to debut Curve Control technology

Ford 2011 Explorer to feature Curve Control

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.

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Ford START concept is a 1.0-litre EcoBoosted three-banger

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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.

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Microsoft Hohm platform helps Ford electric cars recharge better

The Focus Electric will be the first Ford vehicle using the Microsoft Hohm energy management application via a joint solution from Ford and Microsoft Hohm. Ford is the first automaker announcing the use of Microsoft Hohm.

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.”

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Next-Gen Ford Explorer Features Inflatable Rear Seatbelts

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 […]

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