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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.
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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It’s not an easy task to take a vehicle from family-focused hatchback to high-octane hotrod. Building any new vehicle takes a lot of work by people with very different skillsets working as a team, and this was a special case. That’s why Ford brought a camera along for the ride to record the process, compiling footage and turning it into a special documentary called “Rebirth of an Icon.”
All year long, conferences are held around the world by major and minor video game developers and publishers, but one show routinely tops them all: E3. Ford attended this year’s conference in style, celebrating the upcoming release of the fifth game in the blockbuster Halo franchise with a one-of-a-kind Ford F-150 styled after the game’s United Nations Space Command vehicles.
Short for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 is an industry-only event and the biggest gaming conference in the world. All of the industry giants make appearances with dazzling new game demos in tow, with the biggest conferences reserved for the “Big Three” companies: Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Microsoft had a lot to say about its upcoming first-person shooter, Halo 5: Guardians this year, which brought Ford and its custom truck into the picture.
Ford’s truck, dubbed the Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat (codename M552), was on display at the show for all to see. Based on the Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4×4, this pickup was modified to celebrate the Halo games. It boasted, among other things, custom FOX Racing shocks, a Currie full floater rear axle, ADD fenders, 17-inch wheels mounted with quality off-road tires and a special Halo-themed exterior design. Of course, it would have been a poor promotional vehicle if it didn’t offer a way for you to play through the Halo series itself. Fortunately, the Sandcat was equipped with a special Xbox One console and head-restraint-mounted displays so drivers could truly step into the shoes of protagonist Master Chief.
Keep an eye out for the Halo Sandcat as you watch uploaded E3 presentation and showroom-floor footage, and look for the game it’s celebrating, Halo 5: Guardians, when it’s released on October 27. In the meantime, if you’d like to have some adventures of your own, you can get the Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew that the Sandcat was based on right here at George Coleman Ford!
Peanut butter and jelly. Fork and knife. Pen and paper. Country and trucks. There are some things that simply belong together, things that lose some of their potency when taken apart. That’s why it’s only natural that Ford Trucks, master of the modern pickup, and Pandora Radio, Internet radio powerhouse, join forces to create the ultimate exploration of country music in the U.S.