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2014-12-16
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A third of respondents say current systems are flawed, but are looking for natural voice recognition. Many express interest in specific semi-autonomous driving assist features, but only one-quarter was ready for autonomous driving.
2014-12-16
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Ford recently unveiled its Sync 3 in-car infotainment system that will launch in select vehicles next year. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Ford's new system and its improvements over the previous version. 
2014-12-03
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Ford upgraded the Explorer's four-cylinder EcoBoost engine to support all-wheel drive and 3000-lb towing, while a new Platinum trim level brings many first-time amenities for Ford.
2014-12-02
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Ford has a lot riding on the new Mustang. It isn’t just another Ford model, it is a statement of capability and international intent, and no-one appreciates that more than Ford of Europe (FoE) Chief Operating Officer.
2014-11-19
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The new Shelby Mustang's street-vs-track development ratio was more biased toward the track than the majority of cars from Ford Performance Enginering—even versus the GT500.
2014-11-18
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Ford's choice of crankshaft type for the new 5.2-L high-performance V8 gives the new GT350 a thrilling and unique exhaust tone—but was nearly killed due to severe NVH issues.
2014-11-18
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"Craft shop" approach of low-volume, all-aluminum, high-end makes is too restrictive for America's best-selling vehicle. SEMA Show training classes by I-CAR demonstrate special techniques necessary and the learning curve for mainstream body shop technicians.
2014-11-13
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A Ford safety application took the grand prize at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Awards gala on November 12 in Livonia, MI.
2014-11-12
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Announced as part of a large change in personnel, Ford has named Kim Pittel its Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In this new role, she will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of the company’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance, and Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability.
2014-10-24
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Increased reliance on virtual tools, decoupled systems development, and common vehicle and powertrain architectures are keys to the revitalized Volvo Car meeting its goal of selling 800,000 units a year. A senior engineer details the strategy.
2014-10-24
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Six autonomous vehicles, each about the length of a shoebox, navigate a curve-filled track on the show floor at SAE 2014 Convergence.
2014-10-22
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Meeting diverse customer demands is a vexing challenge that will require heavy amounts of engineering work. Development teams will have to give drivers more personal options while they also determine how to ensure that autonomous driving platforms mimic the ways humans sometimes break traffic laws.
2014-10-22
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Charged with overseeing the development and execution of the company’s technology strategy and plans, Dr. Ken Washington will pull from research and advanced engineering experience gained over the course of his 28-year career at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Laboratories in the areas of nuclear engineering, information systems, super-computing, information privacy, and R&D space technologies.
2014-10-20
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Automakers are racing to cut the cost of lightweight materials that help boost fuel efficiency. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. and German automakers' push for low-cost carbon fiber.
2014-10-15
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The model uses a new architecture and powertrains, will see the debut of Ford’s adaptive steering system, will be the first Ford to be offered with LED headlamps with glare-free high beam, and offers pre-collision assist.
2014-10-09
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Last week, Ford launched its 2015 F-150 to the media, and Eye on Engineering put a few hundred miles on the new truck driving on and off road. In this episode, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke tells you his verdict on the aluminum-bodied pickup. 
2014-10-08
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As populations in sprawling urban areas rise, commuting will become a bigger challenge. Connected cars are likely to leverage connectivity to help commuters reach destinations using different modes of transportation, further driving development teams to collaborate more extensively within their companies and with outsiders from many fields.
2014-09-24
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High-technology safety systems and a very wide span of powertrains—including a new bi-turbo diesel—are two of the star aspects of Ford’s new U.S. Fusion-based Mondeo for Europe.
2014-09-16
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Steel, aluminum, and plastics are vying for additional assignments as automakers look for ways to lightweight vehicles to meet the U.S. government's 2025-mandated 54.5-mpg fleet average.
2014-08-29
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In this Ford Motor Co. research project, the driver instructs a plug-in hybrid electric car when to operate in electric-only mode before starting the vehicle.
2014-07-25
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The new model debuts a new 245-hp four-cylinder engine that enables it to tow 3500 lb.
2014-07-25
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Ford pickup customers have already embraced turbo V6 power in the current steel F-150. The all-new, smaller 2.7-L V6, packing 325 hp and 375 lb-ft, in a truck that is more than 700-lb lighter than the incumbent model, should find an equally willing audience.
2014-06-20
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The 2015 Mustang will feature a new design of an inflatable knee airbag, Ford announced June 20. Packaged inside the glove box, the new airbag provides protection comparable to its traditional counterparts, according to a release from Ford, but is 65% lighter and features an inflator that is 75% smaller, allowing for more room in the interior.
2014-06-17
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Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
2014-06-16
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Ford Recruiting Manager Laura Kurtz discusses the hiring process at Ford and the types of skills that can help a candidate stand out from the pack.
2014-06-12
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The cause of the issue was an error in the process Ford engineers used to correlate wind-tunnel testing into their Total Road Load Horsepower (TRLHP) factor that is key to the vehicle fuel economy models that are ultimately submitted to the U.S. EPA.
2014-05-29
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It’s a very long way from building $10,000 Ford Escorts to being responsible for a company making $1.5 million super cars, but Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, has completed the journey. “Basically, building one car is similar to building any other,” he says modestly.
2014-05-21
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Imperial College, London, and the University of Bath, are separately involved in work aimed at cleaner production cars.
2014-04-22
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The company celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang's launch with the introduction of the 2015 convertible and a 50th anniversary special edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Refreshed Focus gets dynamic and electronic improvements.
2014-04-22
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It incorporates innovative technologies for off-road use including capability for driver to operate vehicle from outside, enhanced terrain response system, and seemingly transparent hood to see road surface under vehicle.
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