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THE FIVE PILLARS OF FORD SMART MOBILITY

Ford Smart Mobility is about people. It’s about helping people stay connected to their lives. Staying connected might mean finding a nearby restaurant while behind the wheel in an unfamiliar city, or using voice commands to control your favorite mobile app on the go. Or maybe it’s just a quick call to wish an old friend happy birthday. With SYNC and Ford AppLink, you’re more connected than ever before. Ford Smart Mobility is about finding new ways to get around. The world is becoming more crowded and old models of transportation are increasingly outdated. Getting around today means more than just personal car ownership: from ride-hailing apps to car-sharing programs, people today are rethinking what it means to own a car. Cities are becoming larger and public transportation is becoming more connected than ever before, and new mobility solutions are needed to make getting around convenient and sustainable for the future. Ford Smart Mobility is about changing the way the world moves, again. We’ve come a long way from the Model T, with semi-autonomous features available in Ford vehicles all over the world. And fully-autonomous vehicles are closer than you think: Ford will have the largest autonomous vehicle test fleet of any automaker this year. Ford recently initiated the first autonomous tests in snowy conditions, and is running tests in…

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Recycling Restyled: 10 Surprising Materials Used to Create Ford Vehicles

Recycling Restyled: 10 Surprising Materials Used to Create Ford Vehicles

Take a walk through Ford’s research center and you’ll find an eclectic mix of items at the workstations. Soybeans, coconuts, dandelions, tomato skins – these aren’t leftovers for the office compost bin; instead they are just a few of the surprising materials used to create Ford vehicles.

Why Santa Should Ditch His Sleigh For A New Ford Everest

Santa has a tough job. He needs a vehicle that can tackle any terrain to deliver holiday cheer all over the world. Here’s why the new Ford Everest is up to the challenge. Santa might need help from Rudolf and his pals for intercontinental flights, but there’s no need to trouble them when traveling over land. With a towing capacity of 3,000 kg, the new Ford Everest can pull the reindeer for a change. No more wasted hours digging sleigh runners out of the sand! With its smart Terrain Management System, the new Ford Everest can go anywhere, from the sandy dunes of western China to the rugged and rocky Australian outback. On the varied rooftop terrain of cities around the globe, a 29-degree approach angle and 25-degree departure angle make navigating to chimneys a cinch. Through Thailand’s jungle rivers and across crystal-clear Himalayan streams, the new Ford Everest can wade through water up to 800 mm deep. Presents? No problem. Fold the rear seats down for up to 2,010 liters of cargo space. Or fill the seats with friends, elves and family members and still pack in up to 750 kg of holiday goodies. Still not enough? The new Ford Everest can carry up to 100 kg on its roof. To learn more about Santa’s Everest, click here. Happy…

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The Spy Who Drove Me

As the world goes crazy for the new Bond movie – Spectre — we take a look back at some of our favorite Ford cameos alongside 007. Dr. No The Ford Anglia was the first vehicle to feature in a James Bond film. During the opening scenes of “Dr. No” a British intelligence chief called Strangways is ambushed and killed while getting in to his Anglia 105E. Goldfinger A Lincoln Continental (Lincoln is a Ford-owned brand in the U.S.) proved to be the final resting place for uncooperative gangster, Mr. Solo, after he refuses to join Goldfinger’s dastardly Operation Grand Slam. Solo and the car are crushed at a scrap yard by henchman, Oddjob. In another stand out car chase, vengeful Tilly Masterton is forced off the road in her 1964 Ford Mustang convertible after taking a pot shot at Bond on the glorious Furka Pass, in Switzerland. A classic Bond gadget moment, the Mustang is disabled by 007’s scythed chariot-style wheels. Thunderball True to the film’s title, SPECTRE agent Count Lippe goes up in a thunderball when his Ford Fairlane Skyliner is blown up by villainess Fiona Volpe using rocket launchers mounted on her BSA motorbike. The scene was filmed at Silverstone race track in the U.K. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service A Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible (another Ford-owned…

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Ten Tech Items that Have Become Smaller, but Mightier

Over the past century, technology has come a long way. We’ve seen computers go from the size of a house, to the size of our palm. Tech pieces continue to get smaller, but they also get mightier. Travel through time with us as we take a look at some then and now comparisons – you’ll be surprised at just how far we’ve come.

Easy to Implement Driving Tips for Staying Safe this Holiday Season

The festive holiday season is just around the corner. Roads are expected to be busier than ever as millions of people return home for a break from their busy work lives and spend some quality time with their loved ones. This is also a time when drivers need to be extra careful, as there is often a significant spike in road traffic and a higher likelihood of accidents and fatalities. To help you arrive safely to your loved ones, here are five easy to implement tips for your drive back home. A little preparation can go a long way Before you embark on your journey, you can do some basic checks to ensure your vehicle is ready for the long drive. Make sure that oil levels, wiper fluids and tire pressure are at an optimum level. If you are travelling with children, ensure they are fully buckled up and always use an appropriately-sized child safety seat. Planning your trip in advance is half the battle Leave early and account for possible delays. Delays are the one thing you can count on when driving long distances during the holidays. Building in extra time before your journey can help you stay relaxed on the drive, and can allow you to take frequent breaks along the way. The shortest route isn’t always the fastest or the best route. Planning…

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