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You Future BMW EV Could Be Cutting Edge but Also Part Ford

You Future BMW EV Could Be Cutting Edge but Also Part Ford

Solid state batteries are the next quantum leap for EVs, but in the case of BMW, it may also some DNA with Ford

The promises of solid-state batteries such as longer range, faster charging times, and being free from rare earth metals will most definitely make electric vehicles (EVs) mainstream. Among the numerous solid-state battery start-ups out there, Colorado-based Solid Power seems to be ahead of everyone else, thanks to BMW and Ford investing in the company. These two companies could be the first to benefit from Solid Power’s new technology, but that also means they’ll share some DNA.

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The E-Crate Motor Revolution is Brewing a New Age of Enthusiasts

The E-Crate Motor Revolution is Brewing a New Age of Enthusiasts

Ford and Chevy have stepped up where Tesla failed, and it’s leading more change than anyone expected

Tesla’s dominance in the EV industry has been challenged many times, but Ford’s recent announcement stating the overwhelming demand for their E-crate motor and the fact that they ran out of stock in no time is a big blow to Tesla. Tesla’s software company first and car company later approach has never been under the scanner, but it appears as though things are changing for the better.

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No Electricity? The Ford F-150 Lightning Can Power Your House For Up To 3 Days

No Electricity? The Ford F-150 Lightning Can Power Your House For Up To 3 Days

Your house can be powered via the truck’s Intelligent Backup Power

Ford couldn’t contain its excitement towards its first-ever electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning. After all, it has beaten the Tesla Cybetruck to market, and it even got delayed in a similar fashion to the Roadster, both of which had their pricing pulled out of their website. Because of this, Ford took the opportunity to showcase one of the F-150 Lightning’s key tricks.

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The 2021 Ford F-150's Max Recline Seats Mean You Can Sleep Comfortably Anywhere

The 2021 Ford F-150’s Max Recline Seats Mean You Can Sleep Comfortably Anywhere

They don’t just fold flat, but also raise at the bottom to support your lower back

The 2021 Ford F-150 came with a whole lot of new things, like a hybrid mill, 12-inch touchscreen system, and a Pro Power Onboard Generator, amongst other things. One other impressive feature are the Max Recline Seats.

These are seats that essentially flip down almost 180 degrees so you can take a nap on work sites. Instead of just having the existing seats to fold flat, Ford worked from scratch to make sure you don’t end up with sprains and aches if you decide to have a siesta.

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Ford Announces $500 Million Investment Into Rivian to Use EV Skateboard Platform

Ford Announces $500 Million Investment Into Rivian to Use EV Skateboard Platform

Ford and Rivian form strategic partnership to jointly develop future Blue Oval EV

General Motors was already in talks with Rivian, but it seems that agreement has fallen through and another American automotive giant, Ford, has secured a deal with the EV maker for use of its skateboard platform and the joint-development of a future Blue Oval EV. Ford will sink $500 million into Rivian as part of a much bigger investment in EVs, estimated at $11 billion that includes models like the all-electric Mustang-like crossover or the all-electric F-150 pickup.

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Fireworks Scare the Crap Out of Dogs and Ford Has a New, Elegant Solution

Fireworks Scare the Crap Out of Dogs and Ford Has a New, Elegant Solution

It’s maybe the most chic dog house money can buy

The holiday season is just around the corner, and we all know that, at least on New Year’s Eve, fireworks are a big part of the celebrations. As much as we, humans, love watching the pyrotechnic shows that light up the skies on January 1st, our dogs hate all of the banging noises. To keep them away from all the disturbing explosions, Ford has developed a cool doghouse with state-of-the-art noise cancellation technology.

Ford calls it the ’Quiet Kennel,’ and it’s just a prototype at the moment. It looks like something that would fit in the sumptuous, yet minimalistic, penthouse of a movie star and it uses technology from Ford’s vehicle lineup to keep dogs cool and quiet at all times.

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Ford To Invest In Microweather Technology For Autonomous Cars

Ford To Invest In Microweather Technology For Autonomous Cars

This could be a game-changing technology in the field of self-driving cars

Ever wondered what will happen to the autonomous cars when the weather conditions are bad? What if it’s raining and your self-driving car gets cold feet err., cold tires? Ford has given it a thought and invested in a company called ClimaCell. ClimaCell specializes in "microweather" technology capable of tracking location-specific, short-term weather patterns; and it has caught Ford’s attention. The Blue Oval recently participated in a Series B funding round that raised $45 million for ClimaCell.

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Ford Expects Us to Trust its V-to-V Communication With Life and Death Decisions

Ford Expects Us to Trust its V-to-V Communication With Life and Death Decisions

It’s all about getting into a sync and keeping the rhythm

Ford is working on a technology known as Intersection Priority Management, and its whole purpose is to analyze how intelligent speed reductions can improve transit by limiting when cars have to stop at traffic signals or intersections. This system will use Ford’s vehicle-to-vehicle technologies to relay the information between nearby cars and city infrastructure.

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Ford Partners With Lyft and Uber to Leverage Big Data and Reduce Traffic

Ford Partners With Lyft and Uber to Leverage Big Data and Reduce Traffic

Hoping for a lot more companies to join them to create a bigger database

In a press release, Ford Motor Company, Lyft, Uber, and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) have announced that they are teaming up with SharedStreets, to study and analyze traffic conditions in cities and find ways to decongest the roads. This urban mobility study will enable them to make the city roads more efficient. This collaboration was announced by Jim Hackett, Khosrowshahi, and Zimmer, CEOs of Ford, Uber and Lyft, at the second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. Looks like a CSR activity which will help the world a lot.

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Ford Takes the Fun Out of Off-Roading with Trail Control for the 2019 Ford Raptor

Ford Takes the Fun Out of Off-Roading with Trail Control for the 2019 Ford Raptor

Do you really want a robot calling the shots out there?

Off-roading can be a lot of fun - from exploring the great outdoors, to finding the right line through a challenging bit of terrain, to extracting every ounce of capability from your vehicle, it’s just the right activity to get away from it all. Now, Ford hopes to make it more accessible with its new Trail Control system for the 2019 F-150 Raptor, which the company likens to “cruise control for off-road driving.” Color us skeptical.

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Online Car Shopping Is Coming And Ford Is Ready To Roll With New Service

Online Car Shopping Is Coming And Ford Is Ready To Roll With New Service

Helps to circumvent much of the traditional buying experience

As more and more services and goods move away from the real world in favor of some kind of online option (remember CD stores?!), automakers are looking to build their own digitized alternative. The latest to offer car buyers an online buying service is Ford, which just announced the initial rollout of its Ready.Shop.Go program.

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Patent Watch: Ford Aims to Complicate Cars Further with Voice Activated Door Openers

Patent Watch: Ford Aims to Complicate Cars Further with Voice Activated Door Openers

There’s a fine line between useful and pointless. Guess which side of that line this patent is.

Sometimes, you have to start wondering how far automakers are willing to go to automate every square inch of a car. We’ve already seen patents for augmented reality safety systems, backward-facing driver seats, under seat capture devices, and believe it or not, cloaking devices. The question begs: what’s next? Well, in the case of Ford, voice-activated doors are next. Yes, voice-activated doors are a thing in the patent world because opening and closing doors the traditional way has become too much of a burden for the world’s population.

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Lord Help US - Ford Wants to Put Ticket-Serving Autonomous Police Cars on the Road

Lord Help US - Ford Wants to Put Ticket-Serving Autonomous Police Cars on the Road

Say goodbye to sweet-talking your way out of a ticket

The race to develop autonomous driving technology is taking shape in a number of potential applications. For Ford, it’s not enough to have an autonomous car-sharing service or a self-driving car for the masses. The Blue Oval is thinking out of the box with a vision to put the technology into a police car. It may not be on the level of Skynet just yet, but Ford’s idea of a self-driving police car could be the future of law enforcement on the road.

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