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Ford reveals its strategy to put self-driving cars on roads

Ford reveals its strategy to put self-driving cars on roads

With the debate over self-driving cars seemingly less frantic, car makers are more openly laying out their plans for the car of the future. The latest to join that chorus is Ford, whose executive vice president Jim Farley has gone on the Web to reveal how the company is designing its AV, or autonomous vehicle. Unlike its competitors, it won’t simply be retrofitting an existing model but will build an all-new self-driving designed around the lessons it learned from its high-profile customers.

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Blurry picture may show the 2018 Bullitt Mustang

Blurry picture may show the 2018 Bullitt Mustang

A person who happens to like Mustangs and be part of the Mustang6G forums happened to be out in Chicago and ran across a Ford commercial being filmed. The result of that happenstance is the blurry photo that you see here showing what appears to be a 2018 Mustang wearing the highland green paint and black wheels made iconic by Steve McQueen in the classic flick Bullitt. Ford has made a Bullitt Mustang before.

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2018 Ford Super Duty gets more power and torque

2018 Ford Super Duty gets more power and torque

Ford has given up some of the specifications for the 2018 Super Duty trucks and there are gains for the 2018 model year. In fact, the gains allow Ford to grab best-in-class rankings for horsepower, torque, towing, gooseneck towing, and payload. The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel has 450hp, a gain of 10hp compared to the previous year.

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Ford Sues John Cena for selling Ford GT weeks after getting it

Ford Sues John Cena for selling Ford GT weeks after getting it

John Cena is a very visible guy. He does a huge amount of charity work for the Make A Wish Foundation, is one of the most popular professional wrestlers out there, and works in movies. Cena also purchased one of the coolest Ford cars ever made, the new Ford GT.

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2017 Ford Focus RS Review: Sideways seduction

2017 Ford Focus RS Review: Sideways seduction

Along came the third-generation Ford Focus RS, and all anybody could talk about was Drift mode. Seldom has a vehicle made going sideways such a priority, yet in all the "road-going rally car" furore the RS' true talents were starting to get overlooked.

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Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

The boys in blue are going green, with Ford's latest police vehicle promising a zero-emissions model that it claims could save plenty on fuel costs. The Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid looks like a regular sedan, but it has a 7.6 kilowatt hour li-ion battery which can go for up to 21 miles on a charge.

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Ford exoskeleton gives workers super-arms

Ford exoskeleton gives workers super-arms

Once the sole preserve of science-fiction, exoskeletons giving their human operators boosted strength are now increasingly commonplace, with Ford the latest to make use of the high-tech wearables. Dubbed the EksoVest, Ford's new system sadly isn't going to give any of its workers super-human strength or the ability to run faster than the Six Million Dollar Man. Instead, it's intended to support staff with repetitive tasks.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

The impractical is often entertaining, and little is greater evidence of that fact than Ford's F-150 Raptor. The performance truck dropped jaws back in 2010 with its first generation, and then kept mouths gaping ever since with its combination of America's best selling pickup and more horsepower in each subsequent generation. If you think that makes it misunderstood, you're not wrong.

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BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

When it comes to the future of the electric car market and its growth, one of the biggest difficulties is the need for a wide range of charging stations that will support vehicles from different manufacturers. Well, four of the biggest automakers are now working together to form a solution — for Europe, at least. BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint partnership in Ionity, a venture that aims to build a huge network of fast chargers across Europe.

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Ford’s seat testing robot butt is called “Robutt”

Ford’s seat testing robot butt is called “Robutt”

When you think of all the tech that Ford uses to build and test out components that are going into its cars and trucks, you might think of robots. I’d bet you don't think of robotic butts for testing seats though. The robot is called, naturally enough, Robutt and it is designed to mimic a human sitting in a Ford seat.

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Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6 costs $349,000

Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6 costs $349,000

Hennessey has a long history of taking cars and trucks that are already cool and turning them into beasts of a different color. One of the vehicles that Hennessey famously upgrades is the Ford Raptor truck. This truck is already an expensive and high performing ride, but the new Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 takes that up five or six notches. The VelociRaptor is based on the 2018 Raptor truck.

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Watch Ken Block go wild with the genius Ford Focus RS “Drift Stick”

Watch Ken Block go wild with the genius Ford Focus RS “Drift Stick”

Ford's Focus RS got us excited with its Drift Mode, and now Ford Performance is adding a handbrake, though this is no normal lever. The Ford Performance Drift Stick is the first electronic handbrake, designed to work with the Focus RS' all-wheel-drive and antilock brake system. Apparently it's so good, notorious hooner Ken Block has given his seal of approval.

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