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Almost a decade later, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder are back to prove that the truth is still out there on the 10th season of The X Files, an acclaimed pop culture sci-fi drama that debuted in 1993. As Mulder and Scully go face-to-face against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and extraterrestrial life forms, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum will make sure that their six-episode journey is a smooth one.
Ford has become the very first automaker to send self-driving cars out into the winter wilds, in an effort to perform important steps in the autonomous vehicle testing process. The winter experiments took place in blustery Michigan at Mcity, a 32-acre full-scale simulation of a real-world city setting that is located at the University of Michigan. A Ford Fusion Hybrid was the guinea pig in the latest experiment.
The 2016 North American International Auto Show has just wrapped up, and it seems that Ford’s done it again. With the revelation of the stunning new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, the automaker has changed the pickup-truck game, forcing its competitors to play catchup once more. Check out the future of truck design!
Good news, Ford drivers! If you’ve got a vehicle with SYNC technology, your driving experience is about to be taken to the next level. Ford just rolled out a new software update for Apple Siri Eyes-Free, the multitasking technology that enables drivers to get a helping hand from Siri using steering-wheel-mounted controls and the sound of their voice. Millions of drivers with SYNC systems can now get this capability free of charge with the update!
For years, car manufacturers, schools and nonprofit organizations have tried to decrease instances of drunk driving through educational programs and events. While it’s essential that we give attention to this rampant issue, Ford has decided to target an additional safety problem that we face on the roads: driving under the influence of drugs besides alcohol.
These days, we use smartphones in almost every facet of our lives. From banking and using social media to making traditional phone calls and taking photos, there isn’t much that your phone can’t do. Ford is taking this utility to the next level with SYNC Connect, which will debut early next year in the 2017 Ford Escape. Ford announced the new program this month at the Connected Car Expo and LA Auto Show. (more…)
Mustang aficionados: be still your hearts. Petty’s Garage — the in-house speed shop of NASCAR-icon Richard “The King” Petty — created three Mustang GT King Edition models that pack more power and boast more style than you can imagine. With only 243 King Edition models, 43 King Premier models and 14 King Premier convertibles being produced, Petty’s Garage’s newest creations will surely sell as fast as they go.
You might recall that Ford was planning to air a documentary about the design and construction of the all-new Ford Focus RS. The documentary, called “Rebirth of an Icon,” would be released in eight individual parts, or “episodes,” with the first set for release on September 30. This past Wednesday, the second installment premiered, titled “Design and Development,” on the Ford Performance website.
What we say next sounds like something out of a science fiction book or James Bond film. After teaming up with Russian scientists, Ford Motor Company has reached the final stage of its large-scale project to use space-robot telematics to create the ultimate in connective technology. The plan is to use this newfound data to improve vehicle communication features in a major way.
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