Designing has come a long way from the early days where designers pretty much only had pen and paper. These days there is software that helps designers draw, someone of them also offer up 3D modeling that helps a designer get a better overall picture of what the end product is supposed to look like.
Ford has been heavily investing in technologies that will bring about the future of mobility, such as electric and autonomous driving technology. The company has announced at an event in Detroit that it’s going to be making an all-electric F series pickup truck. It has been working on a hybrid version for the truck since 2015 but that project will remain completely separate from the all-electric version.
Fireworks are lovely to look at, but unfortunately due to their loud noise, more often than not they end up scaring babies and our pets. Thankfully Ford Europe thinks that they might have the solution for the latter, and have actually designed a doghouse with noise-cancelling features so that your pet can stay inside comfortably while you enjoy the fireworks.
The “new car smell” is a novelty for many of us since we don’t buy new cars all that often. It’s a smell that many new car owners cherish for a long time before it gradually fades away. It turns out that Ford has filed a patent for a method which would get rid of this smell from new cars. It has done this because the new car smell is […]
Ford’s heavily invested in self-driving cars and it’s working with multiple partners to create solutions that will rely on cars that can drive themselves. The company has teamed up with Walmart to explore how self-driving cars can delivery everyday goods such as groceries and supplies. Postmates is a partner in this project as well.
There are quite a few services offering e-scooter sharing in several markets across the United States. Some ride-hailing services have even added electric scooters to their fleet as well. This is a mode of transportation that’s clearly getting popular in the country so it comes as no surprise that Ford has now bought an e-scooter sharing startup. The company has announced its acquisition of Spin.
Ford is one of the many major car manufacturers working on autonomous cars and Baidu is one of the many tech companies working on this technology. The two have now decided to team up in order to test self-driving cars on roads in China. The tests will be part of a new two year project between the companies.
The drawback to electric cars and plug-in hybrids is that they require charging, which generally speaking takes longer compared to filling up a full tank of gas. Unfortunately it seems that even something as innocent as charging your car could be dangerous, or at least potentially so as Ford has announced the recall of its hybrid and EV wall charging cords.
Autonomous driving technology will do more than just free us from driving our own cars. It will also transform many industries in the process and the logistics industry will certainly be one of them. Ford has shown us a glimpse of that future as part of its new partnership with delivery startup Postmates. They’re testing an autonomous on-demand delivery pilot program in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida with some 70 […]
While CarPlay and Android Auto are some of the options that car owners have today, more often than not we see carmakers use their own infotainment systems. Sometimes these infotainment systems come with a built-in navigation app, but the only downside to such apps is that they aren’t always connected, which means that updated routes, changes to roads, traffic, and so on aren’t taken into consideration.
When we drive we sometimes take the view we can see outside the window for granted. For some of us we might instead choose to bury our noses in our phones (assuming you’re not the one driving), but it’s these small pleasures in life that we take for granted that others, such as the visually impaired, might not have the luxury to experience.
Given how long Ford has been making cars, over the years they have built up a portfolio consisting of several models catered to different customers and uses. However it seems that the company is streamlining its portfolio considerably, at least as far as the North American market is concerned.
GoRide is an on-demand medical transport service by Ford and the company today announced that it’s expanding this service to Southeast Michigan. This new service is part of the company’s plans to develop new ride service businesses around its new Transit van. Ford has previously been testing this service with 15 vans and is now going to deploy 60 vans by the end of this year.
Like many major car companies, Ford has heavily invested in self-driving car technology and it plans to launch a network backed by its fleet of autonomous cars in the near future. Ford has said that it plans to launch its self-driving car network in 2021 and that it’s going to make a purpose-built vehicle for that network. The company has said that it’s going to launch its service “at scale” […]