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More progress required on US teenage driver safety

Report from Ford and the GHSA shows that older teenagers are still over represented in fatal accident statistics in the USA. Ahead of the USA’s “National Teen Driver Safety Week”, which takes place from October 16th to 22nd, a new …

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Range of light vans receive crash test ratings

ANCAP has provided 4 and 5 star ratings to a range of light commercial vehicles from Ford and Mercedes-Benz. Popular with commercial customers in van variants and with private buyers as large people-mover vehicles, the latest models of Mercedes-Benz V-Class, …

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Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go function

Ford extends the function of its adaptive cruise control on the 2017 Fusion models with stop and go technology for use in congested city traffic. Helping drivers to overcome the stress and wasted time of sitting in congested traffic, Ford …

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Windscreen elements for de-icing wiper blades

The cold weather package on the latest Ford Escape models now includes windscreen wiper de-icing technology to provide a clear view faster. Ford has come up with a practical way of eliminating the winter woes of drivers constantly plagued by …

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Future farmers to receive driving skills training

Ford will provide scholarships to members of the Texas Future Farmers of America organisation to undertake driving skills for life training. Ford is teaming up with the Texas FFA Association (Future Farmers of America) to sponsor the car manufacturer’s Driving …

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Pothole test track helps with suspension innovation

Ford has created innovative protective suspension systems to mitigate pothole damage with the help of a new proving ground located in Belgium. Potholes and other rough road surfaces have become an expensive problem for motorists around the world with pothole …

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Ford investigates wearable technology for driver assistance

Michigan research centre explores the use of wearables by drivers to enable driver assist systems to use biometric data to detect sleep impairment. The growth in wearable technology is now enabling vehicle manufacturers to integrate advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) …

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Ford test autonomous vehicles on snow-covered roads

Further steps are being taken by Ford in autonomous vehicle development by testing cars in conditions where road markings are obscured by snow. Taking place on roads in Michigan in the cold northern regions of the USA and specifically at …

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Innovation challenge for drone to vehicle communications

Ford has laid a challenge out to innovators to develop software for use by the United Nations in disaster relief areas for communications between drones and land vehicles. Ford is working with drone system and software developer, DJI on a …

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Ford to triple autonomous testing fleet this year

Twenty new Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous test vehicles will be added to the existing fleet of development cars currently undergoing trials. With the ambition of making its fleet of fully autonomous test vehicles the largest in the industry, Ford is …

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