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Metal Gear hero Solid Snake stars in goofy new Ford ads

Metal Gear hero Solid Snake stars in goofy new Ford ads

Long-time fans of Metal Gear Solid, Konami's stealth-action video game series, know that the original voice actor for hero Solid Snake was unceremoniously replaced in the recent MGS V titles. While none other than TV star Kiefer Sutherland was brought in as the new voice, to many players, David Hayter — who played the character for roughly 10 years — and his distinctive growl will always be synonymous with Snake. Out of the blue, however, Hayter is reprising the role, not for a new MGS game, but for a Ford commercial.

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Ford’s new police car goes stealthy by hiding the light bar

Ford’s new police car goes stealthy by hiding the light bar

Drivers who often speed or jump red lights are going to be in for a surprise in the near future, as the days of easily identifying a police car by its bulky, top-mounted light bar are coming to an end. Ford has just debuted a new version of its Explorer-based Interceptor Utility for police, featuring a new stealthy, "no profile" light bar that is installed inside the SUV at the top of the windshield.

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Did Ford block Tesla’s Model E for its own 2019 electric plans?

Did Ford block Tesla’s Model E for its own 2019 electric plans?

Ford's reluctance to allow Tesla to use the "Model E" name may have been less about heritage and more about launching its own electric car with the badge. The automaker is rumored to be planning to use at least some of the production capacity of its new $1.6bn facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to manufacture an electric vehicle that, in its various configurations, could rival Tesla's new Model 3, Toyota's Prius, and the Chevrolet Bolt.

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Add navigation to your Escape’s MyFord Touch on the cheap

Add navigation to your Escape’s MyFord Touch on the cheap

If you have a Ford Escape with MyFord Touch interface, you've probably noticed that there's an option for navigation. Unfortunately, if your SUV didn't come with that feature, it'll cost a fair bit to enable it. The price is somewhere around $900, which is a lot to add simple navigation to a device. But one person has found a clever way of getting around that.

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Ford’s first CarPlay vehicle will be the 2017 Escape

Ford’s first CarPlay vehicle will be the 2017 Escape

Ford has announced that the upcoming 2017 Escape will be the manufacturer's first vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay infotainment system. The smaller sized SUV will be running Ford's SYNC 3 Connect platform, which they announced at CES this year as supporting CarPlay as well as Android Auto for smartphone connectivity. The new Escape is scheduled to start hitting Ford dealerships in May.

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Ford creates dedicated Smart Mobility subsidiary for auto future

Ford creates dedicated Smart Mobility subsidiary for auto future

Ford hasn't been shy in exploring self-driving cars and new transportation options, and now the company is setting up a whole new business, Ford Smart Mobility, to focus on that. The new subsidiary will look at the possibilities beyond Ford's current car, SUV, and truck manufacturing, with a startup attitude that the automaker suggests will make it quicker to react to market opportunities and in embracing technologies.

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Ford patent details a movie theater on (self-driving) wheels

Ford patent details a movie theater on (self-driving) wheels

Self-driving cars — the thought of relinquishing the wheel in favor of a passive presence in one’s car is a hard pill for some to swallow, but the technology isn’t without its upsides. You’ll get to nap on the ride to work, some argue. Or, for the parents out there, you’ll get to spend those blessed minutes swaddled in utter silence, free to daydream in peace. For those who find silence uncomfortable, Ford has a different idea: self-driving cars with integrated movie projectors.

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Ford F-150 drivers allege brake failure, NHTSA investigates

Ford F-150 drivers allege brake failure, NHTSA investigates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced an investigation into complaints that some 2013 and 2014 model year Ford F-150 trucks can experience brake failure. According to the NHTSA, the issue could affect about 420,000 of the 3.5-liter V6 pickups; it has received 33 complaints about the possible issue so far, with some drivers reporting their trucks suffered “complete” braking failure, a few instances of which reportedly resulted in crashes.

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Ford uses optical illusion stickers to hide its car designs

Ford uses optical illusion stickers to hide its car designs

Auto makers use various types of camo to hide cars they need to test on the road but don’t want the public to see. On Thursday, Ford detailed the type of camouflage it uses and gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the camo being applied. In this case, Ford is now using a special “sticker camo” that is stuck directly onto the car, though it says it is still using vinyl cladding in “a small percentage” of its tests.

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Ford challenges Uber in Kansas City with on-demand bus service

Ford challenges Uber in Kansas City with on-demand bus service

Residents of Kansas City are about to get a new option in on-demand, ride sharing services. Ford has announced that it's teaming up with the Boston-based Bridj to bring its on-demand shuttle service to the city, making use of the former's Transit vans, which are often used in the commercial sector for carrying equipment. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority says the service will debut in early March with 10 Ford shuttles hitting the streets.

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2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 5.0 California Special Review

2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 5.0 California Special Review

As I've discovered on several occasions, often it's only when you go topless that things start to make sense. Ford's 5.0 liter Mustang is a good example: when I drove the 2015 coupe last year, I questioned the need of such a large, naturally-aspirated V8 when the company's EcoBoost engines were so polished.

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A simple tweak is making America’s top-selling truck greener

A simple tweak is making America’s top-selling truck greener

Gas prices might be at a refreshing low, but coaxing more miles - and fewer emissions - out of each gallon still has its charms. Ford plans to do that with its best-selling F-150 truck courtesy of a fairly simple tweak for the 2017 model year, fitting more of its EcoBoost engines with Auto Stop-Start technology.

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