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Small turbocharged engines don’t deliver on fuel economy promises says report

Small turbocharged engines don’t deliver on fuel economy promises says report

Automotive manufacturers all around the world are working hard to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient. The US federal government has mandated new fuel economy standards that will go into effect in coming years that require automotive manufacturers to create engines that use significantly less fuel than most vehicles use today. To do this, many automotive manufacturers resorting to smaller displacement turbocharged engines.

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Ford offers big discounts on Focus EV

Ford offers big discounts on Focus EV

The electric vehicle market isn't exactly booming. The vehicles tend to cost significantly more than gasoline-powered alternatives and many consumers worry that they won't have enough driving range to take care of all of their business. Ford has been having a difficult time selling its new Focus electric vehicle called the Focus EV.

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Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan team on fuel-cell cars by 2017

Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan team on fuel-cell cars by 2017

Ford, Daimler AG, and the Renault-Nissan alliance will jointly a develop a fuel-cell system for eco-conscious motoring, with the first mass-market, "affordable" model tipped for 2017. The pact - which follows a similar agreement by BMW and Toyota, also concerning fuel-cell technology - will see a single fuel-cell stack and system that will form the basis of a new range of cars from each marque, with the same underlying technology rebranded to suit different consumer segments.

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Ford Atlas concept is likely the next F150

Ford Atlas concept is likely the next F150

The Ford F150 is a hugely important vehicle to the automaker as one of its most popular and bestselling vehicles. Ford is showing off a new concept vehicle called the Atlas Concept that the automaker is billing as the future vision for pickup trucks. What we're looking at is likely the next generation of the Ford F150.

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Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford is serious about allowing developers to create applications designed specifically to run inside Ford automobiles. Early last year we talked briefly about the Ford OpenXC platform when it was first announced and entered beta. At CES 2013, Ford has announced its first software developer program and the automaker has now announced that its OpenXC platform is out of beta.

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Ford Developer Program now open to all, we go hands-on with new apps on Sync

Ford Developer Program now open to all, we go hands-on with new apps on Sync

A couple days ago here at CES 2013, Ford held their presser and announced a few new things, specifically concerning the company's Developer Program for its in-car Sync AppLink API. Ford announced open and free availability of the SDK to any mobile app developer. We ended up stopping by the company's booth to find out more, and got some quality hands-on time with the platform.

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Ford AppLink expands with Amazon Cloud Player and a developer-friendly future

Ford AppLink expands with Amazon Cloud Player and a developer-friendly future

This week Ford has made it clear that they're pushing forward with the app connection between their vehicles and apps of all kinds, not least of these being Amazon's Cloud Player. This new integration works with Ford's SYNC AppLink, here appearing with voice commands so you'll be able to switch through songs and albums by speaking commands out loud. This release was joined by apps such as Glympse for navigation and point-of-interest locating as well as SINA (weibo.com) for instant updates for microblogging, news, and weather overseas.

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Ford Developer Program announced to bring 3rd party groups into the fold

Ford Developer Program announced to bring 3rd party groups into the fold

This week the folks at Ford have introduced their mobile app Developer Program for SYNC AppLink. This program works not just with its own developer groups, but with third party groups as well. What this means for you, the everyday awesome developer, is that you'll be able to create apps that work specifically with Ford's interfaces on their next-generation vehicles via USB or Bluetooth, and you'll be able to do it really, really soon!

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