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Argo AI just spent Ford’s cash on a key driverless sensor tech

Argo AI just spent Ford’s cash on a key driverless sensor tech

Autonomous car developer Argo AI has snapped up a key developer of the sensors driverless vehicles rely on to see the road, as the industry ponders on how to make self-driving cars affordable. Argo AI was the brainchild of former Google and Uber experts, and caught the attention of automaker heavyweight Ford in the process. Earlier this year, Ford said it would invest $1bn in the startup over the next five years.

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Ford shows off seven custom Mustangs headed for SEMA

Ford shows off seven custom Mustangs headed for SEMA

Ford has seven different highly customized Mustangs that will be on the floor at the SEMA show. The first of the seven is a 2018 Mustang Convertible created by MAD Industries. This car is the white with green and black stripes convertible and uses a 2.3L EcoBoost engine and manual transmission. The car has custom exhaust, interior, suspension, wheels, and body kit.

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Ford Chariot commuter shuttle service temporarily suspended in San Francisco

Ford Chariot commuter shuttle service temporarily suspended in San Francisco

Around this time last year, Ford Smart Mobility announced the acquisition of Chariot, a transportation company based out of San Francisco. Chariot offers shuttle buses that give commuters another option for getting around while helping alleviate road congestion. News coming out of San Francisco reveals that Chariot operations have been temporarily suspended in the city due to inspection failures.

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Ford’s $87,000 F-450 Super Duty Limited packs luxury fit for a cowboy king

Ford’s $87,000 F-450 Super Duty Limited packs luxury fit for a cowboy king

Ford has announced one of the most expensive and luxurious trucks ever to roll the streets with the unveiling of the new F-Series Super Duty Limited promising new levels of luxury for truck fans that need to tow lots of stuff (up to 30,000 pounds) in style and comfort. The starting MSRPs for the Super Duty Limited line are all over $80,000. The F-250 Super Duty Limited 4x4 starts at $80,835.

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Ford and Lyft team on autonomous cars with the goal of going mainstream

Ford and Lyft team on autonomous cars with the goal of going mainstream

Ford and Lyft have announced that they have teamed up to bring autonomous cars into the mainstream. Ford says that its tie up with Lyft is a significant step in bringing self-driving cars to the masses. The goal of the partnership is to bring affordable, dependable, and accessible transportation to the future.

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Ken Block Almost Died Filming Climbkhana at Pikes Peak

Ken Block Almost Died Filming Climbkhana at Pikes Peak

Ken block is crazy when it comes to filming his awesome Gymkhana series of videos. He jumps over all sorts of things and generally hoons all over whatever setting he is involved in. This time out we don't get a normal Gymkhana video, this one is called Climbkhana and it's called that because he is climbing America's Mountain.

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Ford Tests Microsoft HoloLens for automotive design

Ford Tests Microsoft HoloLens for automotive design

Way back when the new Ford Explorer landed for the first time, I was invited out to Dearborn to see some of the tech that was going into that SUV. Two things stick out in my mind- they confiscated my smartphone at the door and there were bags of clay stacked everywhere in the halls for use in designing cars. It looks like Ford is now gearing up to move away from that clay as a design medium and is testing the Microsoft Hololens.

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Ford disguised a man as a seat to prove a self-driving car point

Ford disguised a man as a seat to prove a self-driving car point

Believe the autonomous concept cars that have proliferated in recent years, and the exterior of your self-driving vehicle will rival the Jumbotron what with all the displays and screens it's covered in. Communicating exactly what a driverless vehicle is intending to do with other road-users and pedestrians is one of the ongoing headaches automakers and researchers are facing, with answers ranging from color-changing hubcaps to laser beams. It's a question that pushed Ford and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to borrow an old trick from Knight Rider, of all places.

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Domino’s is testing self-driving pizza deliveries in Michigan

Domino’s is testing self-driving pizza deliveries in Michigan

Domino's just announced plans to start testing autonomous pizza deliveries within the U.S., doing so in partnership with Ford. This isn't the first time the pizza maker has tapped self-driving vehicles for pizza deliveries -- it started doing this in Europe earlier this year -- but it does mark an expansion of the effort. Domino's has put serious effort into expanding its use of modern technology, using everything from chat bots to drones.

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Ford patent shows autonomous auto future with or without steering wheel

Ford patent shows autonomous auto future with or without steering wheel

Many automotive enthusiasts are on the fence a bit about the autonomous future. Auto enthusiasts like to drive and some fear the autonomous autos will take that ability from us eventually. At the same time, there are certainly conditions where not having to drive is ideal, you only have to drive through the mountains of Colorado to know being able to look around is a good thing. A Ford patent application has turned up that shows the automaker's vision of a future where you might be able to drive your car when you want, and pull the steering wheel and pedals out when you want to be driven.

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Ford Performance 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition is a tribute to Le Mans winner

Ford Performance 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition is a tribute to Le Mans winner

The 2018 Ford GT is already one of the best performing and most attractive cars on the market and Ford has now announced a new special edition that takes that sexy design to the next level. The car is the 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition and it wears a livery that is a tribute to the historic GT40 Mark IV race car that won the 1967 Le Mans race with Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt behind the wheel. The car is a limited-edition and features race-number graphics, unique interior colors, materials, and appointments according to Ford.

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Chevrolet eyes cheaper V8 Camaro to compete with Mustang and Challenger

Chevrolet eyes cheaper V8 Camaro to compete with Mustang and Challenger

Automakers often fall into the same trap when it comes to their cars and trucks. They introduce something at a good price, consumers respond well, and sales grow. Eventually the manufacturer thinks a premium will be supported by the market, prices increase, and as time goes by shoppers gravitate towards the competition in part because of lower prices. GM is seeing the writing on the wall and according to GM product chief Mark Reuss Chevy is ready to reassess its pricing on the Camaro.

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