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New 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition Honors Most Famous Paint Scheme in Motorsports

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• New 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition celebrates 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning GT40 with limited-edition Gulf Oil tribute racing livery – auto racing’s most famous paint scheme • Unique Heritage Blue and Heritage Orange paint scheme led to other similarly painted cars across many race series globally over the past half-century • Interior of new 2019 Ford GT features exclusive colors, materials and appointments, including a seat pattern reminiscent of the 1968 GT40 Le Mans winner’s • Ford GT Heritage Edition will have a unique two-year run, with optional exposed carbon fiber accents featuring No.…

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Ford Inspection Drones Keep Engine Plant Workers Safely Grounded

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COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 29, 2018 – Imagine if a simple innovation suddenly allowed you to carry out an arduous – but essential – chore in a tenth of the time it would normally take and without the safety risks of working at height. That’s been the case for Ford employees who are now using cameras mounted on drones to safely and efficiently inspect high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas at the company’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK. Previously, the team carried out this important maintenance work by using automated extendable platforms and scaffolding to check 40-metre-long gantries that support…

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Pothole detection irons out the bumps

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Drivers are facing a “pothole crisis”’, made worse this year in some areas by the “Beast from the East” arctic air-mass, which delivered icy conditions that further contributed to shattered road surfaces. A pothole was repaired every 21 seconds on average in England and Wales during the past year and harsh impacts can also cause damage that results in hefty repair bills for car owners. We are helping limit the impact of damaged roads for drivers of the all-new Focus by introducing innovative pothole detection technology. The system senses when a wheel is falling into a pothole and adjusts the…

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Ford Improves Car Making the Same Way Sports Stars Raise Their Game – With Body Tracking Technology

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• Ford employs body tracking technology on the assembly line just as sport stars perfect technique and replicate signature moves for video games • Ford Valencia Engine Assembly Plant workers wear special suit with sensors that helps promote good posture • The company is considering further rollout to its other European manufacturing facilities.

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New Tech Could Help Prevent the Nightmare of Wrong-Way Drivers on the Motorway

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• Ford Wrong Way Alert for the all-new Focus warns drivers before they drive on to the wrong carriageway of a motorway or dual carriageway • In Germany alone, 22 people were killed in accidents caused by wrong-way drivers on motorways and federal highways in 2017 • Wrong-Way drivers are known as “Geisterfahrer” in Germany, “spookrijder” in the Netherlands and “conducteur fantome” in France, all translating as ghost driver If there’s a wrong-way driver ahead… The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) gives the following advice if there is a wrong-way driver on your route. ** 1. If you see a wrong-way…

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Volvo and Ford keep pace with Euro NCAP’s safety challenge

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Today, Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of two new cars. Both Volvo’s new small off-roader, the XC40, and the latest version of Ford’s small family car, the Focus, achieve a maximum five-star rating. The XC40 scored 97 percent for adult occupant protection, putting it amongst the top five cars for this aspect of safety tested by Euro NCAP in the last three years[1]. But it is in the area of active safety and Vulnerable Road User protection that both cars impress most. Both XC40 and the Focus are equipped with an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system that detects cyclists…

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Ford Calls on Drivers, Cyclists to ‘Share The Road’, Virtual Reality Experience Shows How

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• ‘Share The Road’ promotes driver and cyclist harmony in increasingly congested cities, targeting changes in behaviour to help make urban areas safer, reduce pollution, congestion • New ‘WheelSwap’ virtual reality experience is shown to breed empathy, defuse antagonism • Research shows that awareness and empathy are key to changing behaviour; within two weeks of taking part, 60 percent of people, drivers and cyclists, changed their on-road habits • Ford introduces tech that can detect cyclists in or near the driver’s road ahead and automatically brake if a collision is imminent

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Ford Unveils All-New Focus – Most Innovative, Dynamic and Exciting Ford Ever

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All-new Ford Focus mid-size family car is more stylish and more spacious than ever. Distinctive new versions include upscale Focus Vignale and SUV-inspired Focus Active New driver assistance technologies help drivers make light work of stop-start traffic; see more clearly in the dark; park simply by holding down a button; and avoid accidents All-new Focus is the most fun-to-drive mid-size car and also more comfortable than ever before, with new Drive Modes and advanced suspension technologies Connectivity and entertainment options include FordPass Connect onboard modem, wireless charging, voice-activated SYNC 3 with touchscreen, and B&O PLAY audio  

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Watch Ford GT Cruise Atlantic Ocean Road – With a Detour to Set New Standard at World’s Most Northerly Circuit

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The latest in our European Driving Roads series takes the Ford GT to the northernmost racetrack in the world, the Arctic Circle Raceway, to attempt to set a new lap record for the fastest production car. En-route Steve Sutcliffe takes the Ford GT along on the most picturesque road in Norway, the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road.

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The Hottest Apps, Tech and Gear For the Coolest Summer with Mario Armstrong

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Summer has arrived and to help get you ready, Emmy AwardTM winning technology and digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong has a shortlist of the absolute hottest apps, tech and gear to make this your coolest summer ever. Mario’s picks:  What’s summer without candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize?  Download the Cracker Jack’s Digital Prize App and get a baseball inspired mobile digital experience Be unstoppable with the mid-series refresh of the Ford Escape The 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself then pays for itself With the LifeProof FRE Case you never have to worry about your phone while…

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