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Ford, MIT and Stanford band together to further the cause of automated driving research

Ford, MIT and Stanford band together to further the cause of automated driving research

In order to reach automobile utopia of the future, Ford needs to lay the foundations of that dream today. That is why the car maker has chosen to join forces with the brightest minds from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to help it achieve its goal of making tomorrow's roads safer and more efficient with cars that have eyes, ears, and even a dash of common sense.

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Ford CEO defends privacy policy as Senator demands answers

Ford CEO defends privacy policy as Senator demands answers

Ford is working with US regulators on ways to protect driver privacy as more cars become connected, with chief exec Alan Mulally being forced to backtrack on suggestions that the company tracks drivers when they break traffic laws. Ford is "supporting and participating" regulators on potential legislation, Mulally said while at the North American International Auto Show this past week, quick to insist that Ford "do not track the vehicles" and does not collect data on how law-abiding drivers of its cars are.

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2015 Ford F-150 aims to reinvent American trucks

2015 Ford F-150 aims to reinvent American trucks

Ford has revealed the all-new F-150, the latest version of the company's best-selling truck, redesigned with an aluminum-alloy body, 2.7L EcoBoost engine, and smart-tech features like 360-degree cameras and LED headlamps. The new truck, a much-anticipated launch at the North American International Auto Show, will go on sale later in 2014 and be built on Ford's Michigan and Missouri production lines; it features the latest iteration of the boxed-ladder frame, made from high-strength steel, and then clads it in military-grade aluminum alloys to help cut up to 700 pounds of weight over the outgoing F-150.

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Tesla might sell itself to GM in 2014: analyst

Tesla might sell itself to GM in 2014: analyst

Tesla is arguably the tech world's favorite electric vehicle manufacturer. Its CEO Elon Musk founded Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal. Now an investment trader and analyst is predicting Big Three auto maker General Motors could very well purchase Tesla sometime in 2014. Can a person like Musk let Tesla go at such an early juncture, with so many plans for new Tesla models in the pipeline? We're skeptical.

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Ford F-150 military launch tipped to make aluminum butch

Ford F-150 military launch tipped to make aluminum butch

Ford will use military-grade aluminum shielding borrowed from a US army supplier to launch the new F-150 truck with a suitably butch halo, insiders claim, bringing the much anticipated aluminum-bodied vehicle to the North American International Auto Show next month. The new F-150, expected to borrow heavily from the design of Ford's Atlas Concept truck earlier this year, will mark a switch from the steel body of the best-selling outgoing model to lighter materials in the new version, with the car company said to be pre-emptively working to dismiss suggestions that aluminum is flimsy or weak.

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2015 Mustang in-game download unveiled for “Need for Speed Rivals”

2015 Mustang in-game download unveiled for “Need for Speed Rivals”

The 2015 Ford Mustang was introduced back on December 5, at which time we got a fairly thorough look at the car and a batch of glamour shots. While there's still a wait for those who want to get their hands on the real deal, "Need for Speed Rivals" players won't need to wait, with Ford announcing a free in-game download available now in five different fan-customized designs.

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