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Ford talks autonomous autos and Digit two-legged robot

Ford talks autonomous autos and Digit two-legged robot

At some point in the not too distant future, there will be autonomous cars cruising the roads with no human behind the wheel. The first place we are likely to see the autonomous auto tech heavily leveraged is for delivery services. The expectation is that someone will order a package online; the autonomous vehicle will be loaded and drive to the delivery address.

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Ford self-driving robot helps employees focus on complex projects

Ford self-driving robot helps employees focus on complex projects

Ford has been testing the use an autonomous robot called Survival that enables factory workers to focus on more demanding, complex tasks, the company has revealed. The robot was built by Ford engineers as a way to offload mundane, rote tasks that would otherwise take up engineers' time. The robot is operating at a Ford plant in Spain.

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Ford will let Amazon deliver packages into cars for safekeeping

Ford will let Amazon deliver packages into cars for safekeeping

Not too long ago, Amazon made the almost scandalous announcement that it would be letting its couriers into houses via its Amazon Key system. Then this year, it expanded that to garages and finally to cars. Fortunately, the rollout of Amazon Key has been relatively uneventful and companies are, in fact, siding with the retail giant. The latest to join that club is Ford, who will allow select models to become your mailbox to keep your package safe, while hopefully also keeping your car safe.

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Ford Self-Braking Trolley applies driver assistance tech to shopping

Ford Self-Braking Trolley applies driver assistance tech to shopping

While there are people who'd readily admit being addicted to shopping, few of those will probably look forward to doing groceries. It's one of life's necessary evils that has created a market for online groceries and deliveries. Not everyone can afford to escape regular trips to the supermarket, which parents with toddlers may look to with dread for fear of trolley accidents. Putting its driving expertise to work, Ford has designed a new trolley that intelligently step on the brakes to prevent kids from colliding with people or shelves.

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Ford leapfrogs GM to ink Rivian deal: All-new electric vehicle confirmed

Ford leapfrogs GM to ink Rivian deal: All-new electric vehicle confirmed

Ford has inked a deal with electric vehicle startup Rivian, investing $500m into the new automaker, and revealing plans to build an all-new vehicle using Rivian's platform. The deal sees Ford join other high-profile investors like Amazon in backing the EV-maker, which came out of stealth mode in late 2018 with not one but two vehicles.

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Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package aims at autocross

Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package aims at autocross

Ford has unveiled a new high-performance Mustang that is aimed directly at the enthusiasts out there wanting a car that can compete on the autocross course. The car is the 2.3L High Performance Package that is hailed as the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker. The 2.3L EcoBoost four makes 330hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

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2020 Ford Escape crossover gets huge redesign and tech boost

2020 Ford Escape crossover gets huge redesign and tech boost

Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape, the fourth-generation of its compact crossover, and it's all-change from the chunky old model. While in fact wider and longer than the outgoing car, the 2020 Escape actually looks smaller than it. That's in part down to the lower height, but also comes courtesy of a softening in Ford's aesthetic.

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2020 Ford Explorer “Mindful Mode” eliminates distractions

2020 Ford Explorer “Mindful Mode” eliminates distractions

We are all besieged with information on screens today from our phones and tablets to computers at home and in the office. Sometimes people want a break from all the digital clutter in their lives. Ford wants to allow drivers to get that break while behind the wheel of the 2020 Ford Explorer.

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2019 Ford F-150 lands five-star overall IIHS crash ratings

2019 Ford F-150 lands five-star overall IIHS crash ratings

Ford has announced that the 2019 F-150 truck has earned top ratings in every category for IIHS vehicle crash standards. The truck scored the best among all light-duty crew cab pickups in the IIHS small overlap front crash test for both driver and passengers. The F-150 earned a "good" rating in all categories, which is the top rating.

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2020 Mustang Grabber Lime paint job is eye-searingly retro

2020 Mustang Grabber Lime paint job is eye-searingly retro

Few would describe the Ford Mustang as subtle at the best of times, but the 2020 Mustang is getting even more outlandish with a new, eye-searing green paint job. The automaker has dipped into what it's referring to as its "heritage-inspired" paint swatches for the new hue, a nod back to vintage Mustang finishes decades ago.

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LEGO Ford Mustang is a 60s icon with mod potential

LEGO Ford Mustang is a 60s icon with mod potential

A decent 1960s Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 could easily set you back six-figures, so classic pony car fans on a budget might prefer the latest LEGO Mustang model instead. Demanding a far more acceptable $149.99 from your wallet, the downside to the LEGO Creator Ford Mustang is that it's a little smaller than the real thing.

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2019 Ford Focus ST taps Civic Type-R shaming torque

2019 Ford Focus ST taps Civic Type-R shaming torque

Ford has revealed the new 2019 Focus ST, the latest version of its hot hatch, but there's bad news to go along with the good. The punchy five-door hatchback drops a choice of gas or diesel turbocharged engines under the hood, for torque that could shame a new Honda Civic Type R.

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