Ford is exploring new methods of selling you cars and for the past couple of years, it has been toying with the idea of setting up giant structures which are essentially vending machines for cars. Ford has set up its first vending machine with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, it’s the execution of a partnership that the two companies entered into about two years ago.
You’re buying more and more of the things that you use online so why not cars? While there are countless online services that let you search for and buy used cars, Ford has now decided to put the car dealership online. It has launched a new online experience called Ready.Shop.Go. which it describes as a flexible, transparent online car shopping experience.
Ford is one of the many companies that are seriously working on the advancement of self-driving car technology. The company continues to run tests in order to further improve its service and to that end, it has now decided to test its self-driving cars in a new market: Miami. Ford has confirmed that it’s taking its self-driving service to the streets of Miami and Miami Beach.
While quite a few carmakers out there load their vehicles with their own mapping system (or use third-party services), it’s hard to compare those against the navigation systems found on our phones, such as Google Maps, Waze, Apple Maps, and so on. This is because our mobile apps have the benefit of an internet connection, meaning that routes can be updated with real-time info.
Ford unveiled a couple of new models at the North American International Auto Show, including a new Ranger pickup truck and Bullitt Mustang. The company has also teased a new car that it’s working on without giving away too much about it. Ford has teased the “Mach 1” at this event, the company says that it’s going to be an all-electric performance SUV that’s going to be launched in two […]
[CES 2018] Depending on the carmaker and the infotainment unit you have chosen (or comes bundled) with your car, sometimes the mapping software on it might not necessarily be the most responsive, user-friendly, or updated, and sometimes using our phones with apps like Waze might actually be a better idea.
[CES 2018] Ford is one of the many car manufacturers that are seriously working on self-driving car technology. The company is working with a variety of partners to test its technology in the field to find out how it can be used to power the future of mobility. The company announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 that it’s teaming up with Postmates to deliver orders using self-driving cars.
The idea behind exoskeleton suits aren’t new. While they might have initially existed as a concept in comics, TV shows, and movies, these days exoskeleton suits are more or less a reality and they have been used to help paraplegics walk and also worn by the elderly to help prevent them from falling.
There are many benefits to owning a car, but yet due to the costs of owning a car, not everyone sees the need to do so. Imagine you live in a city where public transport is easily accessible, convenient, and efficient, that would eliminate the need to actually go out and buy a car.
Ford today announced a new partnership with ride-hailing service Lyft which will help both companies further their self-driving car ambitions. Ford has invested significant resources in its autonomous driving program and Lyft has been making its own moves. This partnership aims to help both companies progress toward a more affordable, dependable, and accessible future of self-driving cars.
At the moment there are various states in the US as well as countries around the world that allow companies to test their self-driving car technology. However for the most part, there is a stipulation in which it will require a human driver to be present, and the car in question is also expected to have a steering wheel and pedals to allow a driver to take over in an […]
Police departments across the country have strict requirements to ensure that the cars the cops drive can actually perform as required should they be required to pursue a suspect. That’s one of the reasons why we haven’t really seen hybrid cars being inducted into the pursuit fleet even though some departments have been using them for non-pursuit duties like parking. Ford’s new cop car, called the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, […]
Have you ever wondered why whenever you’re in the car on a long road trip how easy it is to fall asleep? We suppose the hum and vibrations from the car and the repetitive nature of the scenery flashing is somewhat hypnotic and soothing and can lull just about anyone into a stupor, and Ford reckons that this is how you can get babies to sleep even without a car.
The problem with using drones for delivery purposes is that drones can only fly a certain distance, meaning that depending on where the drone is taking off from, the range that they can fly could be limited. However Ford plans to change that with a concept that they have announced called “Autoliveries”.