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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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2017 Ford Escape plays EcoBoost and safety-tech cards

2017 Ford Escape plays EcoBoost and safety-tech cards

The LA Auto Show 2015 is almost upon us, and a refresh of Ford's compact SUV, the 2017 Escape, is setting the scene. Set to be offered with a choice of two of the company's EcoBoost engines, the new Escape hangs its promise around frugality and connectivity, with Ford betting that the young families that it targets with the car will be focused on high-tech ways to save money and time.

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Ford SYNC Connect adds smartphone control to new Escape

Ford SYNC Connect adds smartphone control to new Escape

Ford is giving its SYNC infotainment system a connected update, with SYNC Connect promising smartphone control of your car. Launching first on the new Ford Escape, SYNC Connect will build on relatively commonplace functions like remote start with the ability to tie the car into a schedule.

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Ford’s Active Noise Control works like noise-canceling headphones

Ford’s Active Noise Control works like noise-canceling headphones

Ford has detailed its Active Noise Control system, likening it to conventional noise-canceling headphones in its functionality. The system, which will debut in the Ford Mondeo Vignale, uses sound waves to cancel out other intrusive sounds, such as noise coming from the engine or wind. In due time, the auto maker will roll out this technology in some of its other models, though the company did not elaborate on those plans.

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Ford tests autonomous Fusion at University of Michigan MCity

Ford tests autonomous Fusion at University of Michigan MCity

Ford has become the first automaker to test an autonomous car at a new testing facility built by the University of Michigan. The new testing facility is called MCity and it is a simulated urban environment designed to see how autonomous cars behave in the city where traffic rules are vastly different from the highway.

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2020 Ford Bronco is happening – based on US spec Ranger

2020 Ford Bronco is happening – based on US spec Ranger

For a long time Ford and Chevy fought it out in the big SUV market with the Bronco and the Blazer. Both of those names eventually died off and then Ford started teasing Bronco fans with news and images of a Concept. Ford has now announced that the Bronco is happening, but not any time soon.

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2016 Cobra Jet Mustang Aims runs 1/4 mile in about 8-seconds

2016 Cobra Jet Mustang Aims runs 1/4 mile in about 8-seconds

Ford has pulled the wraps off the all-new 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang. This car is a factory built turn-key drag racer that is aimed directly at NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition. The engine in the car is hopped up to handle the pressure of racing, but uses 75% of the same parts that the Mustang GT uses.

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Custom Ford Focus STs highlighted at SEMA

Custom Ford Focus STs highlighted at SEMA

Ford plans to have a bunch of cars at SEMA with a slew of SUVs, crossovers, Mustangs, and a handful of custom Focus ST sports cars. While all of the custom Focus STs are cool, the standout for anyone interested in racing is the Rally Innovations ST that is ready to go rally racing.

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Richard Petty’s Speed Shop Building 727hp King Mustang

Richard Petty’s Speed Shop Building 727hp King Mustang

NASCAR fans will recognize the name Richard Petty as "The King", a long time racecar driver and winner of many races during his career. Petty now owns a speed shop in North Carolina where his crew builds some fast cars for customers and the latest car that the company is offering is a hopped up Ford Mustang dubbed the Mustang King.

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Bisimoto Engineering EcoBoost Mustang heads to SEMA with 900hp

Bisimoto Engineering EcoBoost Mustang heads to SEMA with 900hp

Ford has announced that it will have several customized Mustangs in its booth at SEMA and one of them is a very impressive EcoBoost four cylinder machine. This Mustang is built by Bisimoto Engineering and started life as a basic 2.3L EcoBoost car. Bisimoto designed 14 new parts for the EcoBoost Mustang just for SEMA.

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Ford Shows Off All Star Performance Explorer Sport ahead of SEMA

Ford Shows Off All Star Performance Explorer Sport ahead of SEMA

Earlier this month Ford announced that it would be focusing heavily on SUVs and crossovers at SEMA this year. Ford plans to bring 28 different customized Edge Sport and Explorer Sport SUVs to the show. The company has circled back and offered up more details on some of the SUVs including the All Star Performance Explorer Sport pictured here.

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Ford over-delivers with Focus RS’ 350 horsepower surprise

Ford over-delivers with Focus RS’ 350 horsepower surprise

Under-promise and over-deliver may be a strategy as old as time, but it doesn't hurt when adding horsepower to the Ford Focus RS. The hot-hatch sounded potent enough back when Ford announced it in March, a 315 HP outing for the 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine after it had been through Ford Performance's obsessive hands. Now, it turns out, that was conservative.

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