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2016 Ford Explorer Platinum edition gets 500W Sony audio

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum edition gets 500W Sony audio

Ford has announced a new trim level for the 2016 Explorer. The new trim will make the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum the best-appointed SUV that Ford has offered to date. Among the niceties that the Platinum version of the new Explorer will offer are leather wrapped interior and a 500W Sony audio system. The Explorer Platinum will be powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost V6.

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Ford patents self-driving “lounge” car

Ford patents self-driving “lounge” car

The primary motivation for self-driving cars has mostly been for safety, taking stressful manual processes out of the equation and keeping error-prone humans away from the wheel. But if humans won't be driving anymore, there won't be much left for them to do right? Well, why not take advantage of the situation to do a bit of socialization? In a patent for an "Autonomous Vehicle with Reconfigurable Seats", Ford is suggesting exactly that, with front seats that can be moved to transform the cabin into a more comfortable lounge.

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Ford Focus ST performance upgrade kit makes 275hp

Ford Focus ST performance upgrade kit makes 275hp

Traditionally anything you do to a car to upgrade the power from factory levels will void your warranty. That won't stop most automotive enthusiasts, but it does stop a few folks from modifying their cars. If you own a Ford Focus ST, Ford has a new performance upgrade kit that will give you some more power to play with and allows you to keep your factory warranty intact.

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Ford develops screen to keep spiders out of your car

Ford develops screen to keep spiders out of your car

If you are one of the hoards of people out there who are afraid of spiders, Ford has some great news for you. I'm sure we have all seen a spider sitting carelessly on the dash of a car at one time or other. The spiders make their way into the car by crawling into vents and ducts form the outside of the car. Spiders can also cause issues with car systems such as fuel vapor lines by building dense webs inside them.

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Ford Focus RS pricing tipped to start at $36k

Ford Focus RS pricing tipped to start at $36k

For a long time the only cool car Ford offered that tickled my fancy was the Mustang. Ford then rolled out the Fiesta ST and the Focus ST, and both of those cars were performance bargains. Then Ford announced its slick Focus RS was coming to the US for the first time. At this point, we know everything there is to know about the Ford Focus RS, but the official pricing.

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IIHS Finds Aluminum F-150 Extended Cab Doesn’t Fare Well in Crash Test

IIHS Finds Aluminum F-150 Extended Cab Doesn’t Fare Well in Crash Test

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety or IIHS is an organization that crash tests all sorts of vehicles to see how safe they are for passengers and drivers. Recently the IIHS tested a new extended cab Ford F-150, the first mass-produced aluminum bodied truck on the roads. Some have wondered how well the truck, made using copious amounts of aluminum, would fare in a serious accident compared to traditional steel-bodied trucks.

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Shelby GT350 gets a HUD with a shift light for the track

Shelby GT350 gets a HUD with a shift light for the track

One of the coolest cars that Ford has ever produced is the new Shelby GT350 that is set to hit dealerships in the coming months. We already know all there is to know about the car with Ford having announced the power output of the GT350's flat plane crank V8 engine. If you missed that announcement, the engine makes 526hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Ford has now announced something really cool and that is a heads up display with a shift light.

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Ford unveils F-150 Limited, most luxurious Ford truck ever

Ford unveils F-150 Limited, most luxurious Ford truck ever

Ford has the best selling vehicle in the country with its F-150 truck and it has been the top seller for many years. More and more people around the country are looking to trucks rather than luxury cars and trucks have begun to offer the sort of features previously only found in a luxury car. Ford has announced a new version of the F-150 called the F-150 Limited and it is the most luxurious F-150 ever made according to Ford.

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Ford’s new headlights detect people in the dark, widen at intersections

Ford’s new headlights detect people in the dark, widen at intersections

Ford has just debuted its new prototype headlight technology that can detect and warn drivers of people, animals, or other hazards on the sides of roads at night. The system uses infra-red cameras to identify things such as people walking their pets or cycling, and then adjust the direction of the lights so they are easier to see. In addition, the lights will widen their beams automatically when the system detects intersections or other hazardous turns, improving drivers' visibility.

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Automakers hoarding driver data as Apple and Google circle

Automakers hoarding driver data as Apple and Google circle

Unable to ignore Apple and Google's efforts to infiltrate the dashboard, car makers are picking different routes to collaborate and compete, with driver data the prize. Platforms like Android Auto and CarPlay - which allow smartphone users to plug their device into a car, see a subset of apps and services more safely displayed on the vehicle's own systems, and control them both by voice and physical buttons - are increasingly being expected by new car buyers. Tensions around what data sharing is required has slowed the spread, however, as manufacturers wrestle with the pros and cons of allowing Apple and Google into their dashboards.

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Apollo Edition Ford Mustang to be auctioned by Experimental Aircraft Association

Apollo Edition Ford Mustang to be auctioned by Experimental Aircraft Association

What you're seeing here is a very limited edition 2015 Ford Mustang designed after NASA's Apollo spacecraft program — one-of-a-kind limited, to be specific. Ford built and donated the special edition Pony car to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), who will be auctioning it off later this month. The Mustang specifically takes its look from the Saturn V rocket that flew to the moon and space between 1967 and 1973.

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