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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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Ford takes 2017 Raptor for a frantic play in the sand

Ford takes 2017 Raptor for a frantic play in the sand

Ford raised eyebrows when it said its aluminum F-150 truck was spawning a 2017 Raptor, only for those brows to shoot off altogether at the news it would be a V6. Seems we needn't have worried, however; the company has taken the latest prototype sports trucks to play in the sand - a 1,028 mile desert trail intended to mimic Mexico's infamous Baja race course, in fact - and says the hooning is as good as you'd hope.

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Ford Smart Mobility’s MoDe:Flex bike and and Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing enter pilot programs

Ford Smart Mobility’s MoDe:Flex bike and and Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing enter pilot programs

Ford announced this week that they'd be shifting their Ford Smart Mobility program from its research phase to implementation. With this, their focus switches to new projects as programs like Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing are given the go-ahead with pilot programs. Ford showed of their third most versatile e-bike with the MoDe:Flex as well, able to be folded down and stored into any Ford vehicle where it's able to be charged. This bike also connects to the rider's smartphone using the MoDe:Link app.

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Ford’s latest eBike is foldable, warns riders of potholes

Ford’s latest eBike is foldable, warns riders of potholes

Here is a Ford ride of a different breed. Along with the announcement of its new Peer-2-Peer ride sharing program, the car company has debuted the third in its line of smartbike concepts, dubbed the MoDe:Flex. The electric-assisted bicycle features a battery and motor, and also comes with a mobile app that is designed to help riders plan their commutes by breaking it down into sections for car and bike. Much like its predecessors, the MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro bikes, the Flex can be folded up to fit inside a car for easier transportation.

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