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Ford patents electric unicycle that uses your car’s tire

Ford patents electric unicycle that uses your car’s tire

Just imagine: you work downtown and you're not shelling out for the ultra-expensive parking decks. Usually you can find a nice cheap spot on the curb a reasonable distance from your company, but not today. You've had to park many blocks away and you know you'll be sweaty and late if you walk the full distance. What's the solution? With the new Ford contraption revealed in a patent, you could just pop a tire off your car and ride it like a unicycle.

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Ford issues recall for 313,000 cars over failing headlights

Ford issues recall for 313,000 cars over failing headlights

Ford announced this week that is was issuing a recall for over 300,000 of its cars, primarily over safety concerns relating to headlights failing to operate. The carmaker has said it's aware of 11 reported accidents tied to the issue, along with one report of a minor injury. The recall affects older models of the Crown Victoria sedan, while a separate recall has been issued for new model trucks and vans for other various issues.

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Google, Ford tipped to announce self-driving car team up at CES 2016

Google, Ford tipped to announce self-driving car team up at CES 2016

Despite legal setbacks facing Google's self-driving car push, it seems that the search giant is ready to make a big step forward in that market. And it won't be doing it alone either. Insider sources claim that Google and Ford will be forming a venture together that will see a more consumer-centric push of Google's autonomous driving experiments. And it seems that everything is already in place, as those sources also claim that Ford will be making that announcement as early as CES 2016 in a few weeks.

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Ford GT to use Gorilla Glass Hybrid Windshield

Ford GT to use Gorilla Glass Hybrid Windshield

Ford and Corning have announced that they have teamed to bring an interesting new windshield to the Ford GT supercar. The car will be the first to use a Corning Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield to save weight and improve damage resistance. Ford claims that the weight saved with the special windshield positively improves acceleration, fuel economy, and braking thanks to saving over 12 pounds compared to a normal windshield.

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Ford autonomous cars hit California roads in early 2016

Ford autonomous cars hit California roads in early 2016

Ford will join Google and others testing self-driving cars on California roads in 2016, sending its autonomous Fusion Hybrid out among the public. The automaker is the latest to acquire a permit in the California Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program, which gives permission for self-driving vehicles to escape from the test track and out into the real world.

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Ford Dynamic Shuttle pilot program moves employees

Ford Dynamic Shuttle pilot program moves employees

Ford has a pilot program underway to help shuttle workers around its campus in Dearborn, Michigan. The pilot program is the Ford Dynamic Shuttle and it allows the workers to hail a shuttle to take them wherever they need to go on the campus. The Dynamic Shuttle experiment was announced back in January of this year and is just now kicking off its pilot program.

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Ford takes $600M beating in Q4 on UAW contract costs

Ford takes $600M beating in Q4 on UAW contract costs

Much of the costs that Ford racks up each year aren’t for raw materials like steel and electronics to build its cars. Much of the costs that take bites out of Ford’s bottom line are directly related to people and labor costs. In Q4 2015, Ford will take a massive charge to the tune of $600 million that covers signing bonuses among other things.

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Ford GT heading to CES 2016

Ford GT heading to CES 2016

Ford has announced that it will have its new super car called the Ford GT on hand at CES 2016 when the show kicks off in about a month. Ford being on hand at CES isn’t anything new, the show has increasingly turned into a place where automakers not only show off their cars, but at times unveil new tech.

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Police testing finds Ford EcoBoost patrol cars the fastest

Police testing finds Ford EcoBoost patrol cars the fastest

Big police departments don’t buy whatever vehicles are the cheapest or the procurement officer likes the looks of. Some of the big police departments actually have shootouts where the determine which of the cars perform the best before they purchase. In recent testing by law enforcement in Michigan and California, Ford police interceptors came out on top.

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