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Automakers’ rush on aluminum may result in shortage

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Ford

Aluminum is the new buzzword in the automotive industry. The latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport both take advantage of the lightweight material to shave huge amounts of body fat (only it’s call…

Ford partnering with MIT, Stanford on autonomous vehicle research

Filed under: Technology, Ford

Ask any car engineer what’s the biggest variable in achieving fuel economy targets, and he’ll tell you “the driver.” If one human can’t understand human driving behavior enough to be certain about an innocuous number like…

How Ford plans to handle insurance and repair questions surrounding new aluminum-bodied F-150

Filed under: Truck, Technology, Work, Ford

Building a car out of aluminum has a number of benefits – the lighter weight allows the vehicle to be more agile, more fuel efficient, make better use of its power and be more resistant to dings and dents. Th…

Ford’s Farley apologizes for saying Blue Oval tracks customers with GPS

Filed under: CES, Technology, Ford

Ford marketing head honcho Jim Farley made waves at CES this week by telling show attendees, “We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you’re doing it,” according to a report by Business Insider. Farley cont…

Ford C-Max Solar Energi takes a recharging station wherever it goes [UPDATE]

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, CES, Technology, Hatchback, Ford, Electric

Companies ranging in size from small startups to major automakers have been experimenting with solar-powered charging stations for EVs and plug-in hybrids. And, of course, p…

You can now order Domino’s pizza from your Sync-equipped Ford

Filed under: CES, Technology, Ford, Infotainment

The news keeps pouring in from the Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, and the latest comes from Ford which has announced two new apps for its Sync AppLink system.

First up is a cooper…

Former Cadillac boss Butler takes Ford tech job

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Technology, Ford, Infotainment

When Don Butler made the decision to leave his post as Cadillac’s VP of global strategic development, it was a surprise. Citing a desire to “recalibrate, reassess my priorities” in t…

How Ford’s light lab keeps the sun shining on the new Mustang just right [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Technology, Videos, Ford

Anyone who’s bought one of those old school metal shift knobs knows they’re really cool until they sit in a parking lot in the sun for a few hours. Then they’re not cool at all. Likewise, featu…

2015 Ford F-150 to get 2.7-liter EcoBoost?

Filed under: Truck, Technology, Ford, Rumormill

As we prepare for the arrival of the all-new, next-generation Ford F-150, rumors about the new truck are picking up steam. Naturally, many of said rumors aren’t just related to the way the truck will loo…

Ford says 70% of its models to get stop-start by 2017

Filed under: Budget, Sedan, Technology, Hatchback, Ford

Ford is following up on a report we posted a few weeks back that the Blue Oval would be adding stop-start technology to its entire model range. Now, the Dearborn-based automaker has announced tha…

Ford reveals automated Fusion Hybrid [w/video]

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Technology, Ford

Autonomous cars may still be in their infancy, but more and more big names in the auto industry are diving in head first. Nissan is already making strides with a semi-autonomous Leaf EV and General Motors i…

Ward’s Automotive Ten Best Engines of 2014 dominated by diesels, turbos

Filed under: Budget, Performance, Technology, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Porsche, Volkswagen, Electric, Diesel, Fiat, Ram

With the Car and Driver Ten Best decided, the North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announc…

Does the new 2015 Ford Mustang have a burnout control system?

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Technology, Ford, Rumormill

Whether it’s lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking, most of the electronic systems we see emerging on new vehicles focus on safety. But there are some …

Ford dissects the heart of the 2015 Mustang, its engine range

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Technology, Ford

Happy Mustang Day. Are you tired of hearing about the 2015 Ford Mustang yet? No? Good, here’s a bunch of mechanical data on Ford’s sixth-gen muscle car, along with cutaways of the GT’s 5.0…