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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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Ford is Google’s perfect first self-driving car partner

Ford is Google’s perfect first self-driving car partner

The deal adds up: Ford and Google both want self-driving cars to stop being an experiment and start being a legitimate transport option. According to the rumor-mill, the automaker and the tech giant have been secretly scheming a collaboration on autonomous vehicles for several years, and the time is almost ripe for the fruits of that partnership to be shown off publicly.

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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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2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8 Review

2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8 Review

You could make a solid argument that the GT is the "true" Mustang. No compromise V6, and no fancy-pants EcoBoost turbo; the GT packs Ford's naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8, with the performance and soundtrack to match.

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Ford Sync update brings Siri Eyes-Free to millions of cars

Ford Sync update brings Siri Eyes-Free to millions of cars

One of the coolest things about the Ford Sync system is that the infotainment system in cars that use Sync is updateable with new features. Ford has announced that a new Sync update is available for people to download and install on their cars that will add some much-desired features to the car for iPhone users.

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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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Ford’s ‘Drugged Driving Suit’ encourages sober youth driving

Ford’s ‘Drugged Driving Suit’ encourages sober youth driving

Driving while intoxicated is reckless and, unfortunately, too common, especially among young drivers. Various organizations and auto makers have come up with ways to tackle the problem, the latest of which is Ford. The company recently unveiled its 'Drugged Driving Suit,' a suit of sorts that simulates what it is like to drive while under the influence of various illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.

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