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Ford is going all in on self reliant cars with new manufacturing unit

Ford hasn’t shied away from the prospect of robo-cars.  Back in 2017, Ford brought on autonomous vehicle startup Argo AI to develop a self-driving program with plans to provide a self-driving taxi service in several cities by 2021. It’s been testing in Miami, Washington, D.C., Detroit, and maybe soon in Austin. Its cars can be...CONTINUE READING
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Ford ditches complicated addresses for what3words instructions

If you search for “Golden Gate Bridge” in your navigation app, you might end up in the dead center of the bridge. With what3words, which just teamed up with Ford, you can just say “Lance.String.Crate” to get directions to the visitor parking center instead. Confused? Here’s how what3words works: The system breaks the world down...CONTINUE READING
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Ford’s artful mattress stops your sound asleep spouse hogging the entire thing

Your annoying, bed-hogging partner has met its match. Ford has designed what it calls a “lane-keeping bed,” in which pressure sensors monitor when a sleeper is out of their lane. SEE ALSO: Twitch streamer falls asleep during stream, wakes up to find 200 people watching him When the sensors detect your partner has moved into...CONTINUE READING
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Ford self-driving cars shift from pizza delivery to Walmart order pickup

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Ford gets into the e-scooter craze with Spin acquisition

Ford is entering the electric scooter business. The American carmaker announced Wednesday it has acquired the popular San Francisco-based scooter-share company Spin. The scooter startup secured $8 million in funding last year, and it was one of the first scooter companies to bring the electric vehicles to San Francisco this year along with Bird and...CONTINUE READING
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Ford’s self-driving cars are first to hit D.C. roads

Washington, D.C., is tracking more than politics. As of Monday, the nation’s capital has its first self-driving cars on city streets.  Ford is expanding its autonomous vehicle testing from Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Miami to the D.C. area. But that self-driving Domino’s pizza delivery service is still only in Miami — for now. SEE ALSO: Remember...CONTINUE READING
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Remember the driver disguised as a car seat? That helped Ford develop a self-driving ‘language.’

That man who dressed as a car seat to make it look like he was in a self-driving car last year was, in fact, not a terrible Halloween costume, but part of a study for Ford’s self-driving cars.  At the time, pesky reporters quickly uncovered that the disguised driver was with the Virginia Tech Transportation...CONTINUE READING
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Ford’s motorcycle-car hybrid looks like a sad Prius V

At the very least, Ford’s latest hybrid concept will probably get suburban dads excited — a detachable electric motorcycle within a car. The car company‘s new concept design sounds like something straight out of a James Bond storyline (again, dads), but according to its patent filing published last week, Ford just wants to make it...CONTINUE READING
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