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Ford’s big CEO shuffle puts AI and autonomous car chief at the wheel

Ford’s big CEO shuffle puts AI and autonomous car chief at the wheel

Ford is having a huge management shake-up, with CEO Mark Fields being replaced with the automaker's former smart mobility and self-driving car head. Fields, Ford says today, will retire, with Jim Hackett taking over as Ford Motor Company president and CEO. Most recently he'd been executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility, the startup that the automaker created to tap into new markets including ride-sharing, mixed-mode transportation, and autonomous vehicles.

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Ford is updating 2016 SYNC 3 cars with CarPlay and Android Auto

Ford is updating 2016 SYNC 3 cars with CarPlay and Android Auto

Ford is rolling out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its earlier SYNC 3 cars, with a hotly-anticipated update for its model year 2016 vehicles. SYNC 3 version 2.2 will be available both via a dealer-installed update and via a DIY method, with owners able to load the new software onto a USB stick themselves. However, for the first time, Ford will also offer an over-the-air update as a third option, part of its shift to bring some smartphone-style thinking to its infotainment platforms.

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Four things driving the new 2017 Ford GT taught us

Four things driving the new 2017 Ford GT taught us

There's not much point in calling your local Ford dealer and asking for a test-drive of the 2017 Ford GT. With 750 of the limited, 1,000-strong production run already claimed - that's all the cars Ford plans to make for the next three years - and competition likely to be fierce when the automaker opens up the application process for the remaining handful, the GT puts the "super-rare" in supercar. If you can't try it yourself, we can do the next best thing: tell you what the Ford GT is like after having been behind the wheel ourselves.

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2017 Ford GT First Drive: When brute-force and beauty collide

2017 Ford GT First Drive: When brute-force and beauty collide

There are few moments in life so memorable that they burn deep into every single fiber of your body. For me, one such moment came the first time my index finger pushed up against the 2017 Ford GT’s ignition start button. Two years after the GT’s shock unveil at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the build-up of anticipation until I was behind the wheel and seated inches in front of the mid-mounted 647 horsepower, 550 lb-ft of torque twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine could’ve gone one of two ways. As the hardly-tamed beast roared to life, would the GT live up to its supercar promise?

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Review: Living too large for everyday life

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Review: Living too large for everyday life

There's one thing we can all agree on: the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is big. In the words of former NHL goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, it's 'humongous big,' even, a mass of steel and aluminum that expands to spill over the edges of every parking spot and muscles its way across the white line onto all highway shoulders (if not sidewalks). It's a truck that weighs enough to crater the ground below should you ever screw up enough courage to take it off a really sweet jump, and it's long to the point where its back-up camera should probably come with its own back-up camera and satellite tracking of the area immediately around the vehicle - just to make sure.

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2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Review: Uncompromising track star

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Review: Uncompromising track star

Ford should make you sign a contract committing to go to the track every weekend before they'll sell you a 2017 Shelby GT350. This 5.2-liter V8 Mustang may be related to the affordable coupe that bears the same nameplate but, by the time Ford Performance is through, it's a very distant cousin. To be worthy of the rearing snake badge, the GT350 has to be more than special: it has to be capable of putting fear into Porsches.

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2017 Ford Flex Limited Review: Twin-turbo road trip king continues to deliver

2017 Ford Flex Limited Review: Twin-turbo road trip king continues to deliver

Most full-size SUVs tend to fall into one of two design categories: forgettable family blobs, or frighteningly massive hunks of truck-based steel. The 2017 Ford Flex, however, proves that you can package exceptional practicality in something that's been styled to be distinctly different from the vast majority of its people-moving brethren. Even more impressive? The Flex manages to stand tall alongside the competition while riding on one of the oldest platforms in the sport-utility segment.

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Don’t worry, the Ford GT is still stunning

Don’t worry, the Ford GT is still stunning

Ford has done nothing new with the 2017 Ford GT, but it looks so tremendous in cherry red here at the New York Auto Show that it would be a crime not to show you. It's been more than two years since the automaker revealed its reborn-classic, driving the all-new GT onto the stage at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015. It's only this year that the first of the production cars will actually arrive in buyers' garages, though.

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Ford’s new cop car is a hybrid (no, really)

Ford’s new cop car is a hybrid (no, really)

Hybrids may have earned a reputation for being both environmentally-obsessed and performance-impaired, but Ford's new hybrid police car didn't get that memo. The new For Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is the latest in the automaker's special line-up for law enforcement, as well as the first pursuit-rated hybrid police car ever. It's the first of a pair of hybrid vehicles for police officers that Ford has promised over the next few years.

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Ford designed a baby crib that simulates car rides

Ford designed a baby crib that simulates car rides

What you're seeing here is a baby crib designed and built by Ford. Yes, the car company, and no, this isn't a late April Fools' joke. It's dubbed the Max Motor Dreams, and it's essentially a "smart bed" for babies that can simulate the feel of riding in a car — a well-known trick for parents with little ones that have difficulty falling asleep. It uses sound, lighting, and motion to mimic the feel of a gentle car ride from the backseat.

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Ford F-250 trucks recalled over roll away concerns

Ford F-250 trucks recalled over roll away concerns

We're only a few months into 2017 and there's already a significant number of cars on the road affected by an open recall. Unfortunately there's no signs of slowdown for this issue, as Ford this weekend announced its third recall in less than a week — this time for the latest F-250 pickup model. Even more alarming is the issue the trucks are being recalled for: there's the possibility they could roll away while parked.

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Ford recalls nearly half a million cars over door latches and fire risk

Ford recalls nearly half a million cars over door latches and fire risk

Ford has announced a pair of recalls that collectively span 440,000 vehicles in North America. Of the two recalls, one affects 211,000 cars and concerns possibly faulty side door latches; the other recall covers about 230,000 vehicles that are at risk of fires under the hood. Though the automaker has had more than two dozen reports of such fires, there aren't any known injuries resulting from these incidents.

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