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Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to older vehicles

Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to older vehicles

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Ford has confirmed that it is rolling out an update for Ford Sync 3, to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its 2016 cars.Sync is the name of Ford's in-car infotainment system that for a number of years (and versions) has allowed you to connect your... >>

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

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What is it about car rides that make kids pass out?Is it the gentle vibrations, the glow of lights, the hum of the engine, or the closed-in environment? Ford has been asking itself all these questions, apparently, because it just debuted a smart crib... >>

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

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Last week, UPS revealed it is testing drone-launching delivery vans, and now, Ford is upping the game by unveiling its own electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones.The company unveiled its new concept, called Autolivery, at... >>

Ford will make your dumb car smart with plug-in module

Ford will make your dumb car smart with plug-in module

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Ford has said it will release a plug-in module later this year for Ford and Lincoln cars made between 2010 - 2016 without a modem, that will add smart functions such as remote start, security alerts and a Wi-Fi hotspot. New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch... >>

New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch all-digital display, smartphone unlocking

New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch all-digital display, smartphone unlocking

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Ford has just unveiled the brand new 2018 Mustang, the latest version of world's best selling sports coupe. While it may have upgrades under the bonnet and in the overall build for improved performance, it's inside where Ford has really gone all out on... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

Ford announces refreshed 2017 Fiesta line-up with more technology than any other small car

Ford announces refreshed 2017 Fiesta line-up with more technology than any other small car

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Ford has unveiled the 2017 Fiesta at a special event in Cologne, Germany, that will see the company’s ubiquitous small car receive some major technological updates.All 4 of the new model variants: Titanium, ST-line, Vignale and Active crossover get... >>

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 will be taking place for the 13th year at the end of November in association with EE. There are 14 categories this year, with a couple of new ones joining in the form of Best VR Device and Best Car, as well as a split... >>

Never stop at a red light again with future Ford and Jaguar Land Rover cars

Never stop at a red light again with future Ford and Jaguar Land Rover cars

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Ford and Jaguar Land Rover have announced they're working on a system for their cars that will let them communicate with traffic lights and relay information to the driver. The system will let the driver know what speed to travel at to make the green... >>

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

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When was the last time you truly felt alive? Today more than ever, it is perhaps the experiences we have - and the moments when we feel a sense of risk, jeopardy, fear, exhilaration or just sheer joy - that make us truly wide-eyed.Which brings us to the... >>

Ford will offer a B&O Play in-car sound system in 2017

Ford will offer a B&O Play in-car sound system in 2017

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Ford will be upping its in-car audio game as of next year thanks to a collaboration with Harman and B&O Play.The car manufacturer has said there will be a global roll out of a new sound system, which will take on different forms in different cars. The... >>

Ford Fiesta ST200 first drive: Irresistible overboost fun

Ford Fiesta ST200 first drive: Irresistible overboost fun

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When Ford announced that it would not be making a Fiesta RS, drivers the world over sighed. But that soon changed to cheers when the Fiesta ST200 was revealed as an overboost-toting powerhouse.Despite a four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine sounding meagre,... >>

Ford GT: Ford Performance heritage from 1966 to Le Mans 2016

Ford GT: Ford Performance heritage from 1966 to Le Mans 2016

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Sitting in an innocuous shed on the outskirts of Ford's Dagenham estate lies the Ford Heritage Centre.To look at, the building is perhaps as much a heritage piece as the cars that sit within. We pull up outside the new Ford Mustang GT, and with a parking... >>

Ford Mustang GT Convertible review: Big, brutal, and now British
4.5 stars

Ford Mustang GT Convertible review: Big, brutal, and now British

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When you're brought up on a diet of The Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky & Hutch, you can't help but feel that, perhaps, the Ford Capri left us a little short on muscle in the UK. Sure, the Capri was, and still is, an iconic car, but you could only gaze at... >>

Ford Edge review: Big but facing bitter rivals
4.0 stars

Ford Edge review: Big but facing bitter rivals

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Believe it or not there has been a hole in Ford's line-up in Europe over the past few years, especially in the UK. That hole is large SUV sized: the Kuga has sat in the small, sporty, pumped up hatch sector, but for larger cars, Ford's go-to option was... >>

Ford boss believes an Apple Car is in the works

Ford boss believes an Apple Car is in the works

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Apple has long been rumoured to be working on its own car, currently called the Apple Car or Project Titan by the press. And it seems that major players in the motor industry believe so too.Ford CEO Mark Fields has confirmed that his company assumes the... >>

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

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As self-driving car tests go a 1200 mile trek across the congested roads of China has to be one of the most challenging. Despite those possible difficulties the self-driving car completed the epic journey.The autonomous car was being tested as part of... >>

Ford Focus (2016) review: Unlearn everything
4.5 stars

Ford Focus (2016) review: Unlearn everything

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It's difficult to ignore the Ford Focus. With an impressive 83,816 of them sold in the UK in 2015, it's also difficult to drive anywhere without seeing one.So this might be the UK's best selling hatch, edging out the Golf marginally, but there's no escaping... >>

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

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Ford has announced that its latest in car infotainment system, Sync 3, will be coming to Europe this July.Initially Sync 3 will appear in limited new cars like the new Kuga, S-Max and Mondeo.Sync 3 isn't all about its own platform, it actually plays nice... >>

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

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Ford has shown off what it's developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto.As part of the car company's push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced... >>

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future.We've trawled the show floor... >>

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

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Ford has just taken the wraps off its latest creation in conjunction with Lego Speed Champions, a Mustang and an F-150 Raptor.The Lego model cars are, as Ford describes, for kids of all ages. Both will be available with accessory kits too.The Ford Lego... >>

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

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Ford has announced a new scheme that will allow people to get access to a car without having to buy or lease it outright themselves. The Ford Credit Link will let groups share a car and split the lease cost, all controlled via an app.While this story... >>

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

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It seems like only yesterday the idea of self-driving cars was a glimmer of a hope. Now there are not only cars already on the road that could basically self-drive, if it were legalised, but there's more. Ford has taken its smart cars into the snow.Ford... >>

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

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Ford has announced plans to integrate its cars with wearable technology for a smarter, safer driving experience.As part of Ford Smart Mobility an Automative Wearables Experience lab has been opened to begin working on helping cars and wearables communicate.... >>

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

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During the CES trade show in January, it is rumoured that Google and Ford will announce a partnership to build autonomous, self-driving vehicles for the future.The companies have individually been active in the field for a while, with Ford revealing recently... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic.They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features to... >>

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

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Ford is finally adding Siri compatibility to its cars, with vehicles globally able to receive a software update to add Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability to their in-car systems.Cars from the last four years are able to get the update as long as they have... >>

Ford S-Max first drive: Redefining MPVs

Ford S-Max first drive: Redefining MPVs

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Competing against the ever-popular SUV in the kids'n'dog category is the MPV. It's a much derided class of car; where SUVs have "sport" in the name - suggesting athleticism and virility - MPVs carry the stigma of being the end of the motoring line. It's... >>

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

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Ford has just announced a new feature on its cars that could help cyclists be far safer at junctions. Their new cars can see round corners. While this isn't brand new tech it's "new in segment" for Ford - hitting the mainstream should mean safer roads,... >>

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

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There were rumours of a new Ford GT coming, but no one quite predicted the unveil of this striking new production model on the first press day of the North American Auto Show in Detroit. This is the new production-ready Ford GT, which will go on sale... >>

These stunning Xbox One controllers were created to celebrate Ford’s Le Mans return

These stunning Xbox One controllers were created to celebrate Ford’s Le Mans return

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Turn 10 Studios has just taken the wraps off a new range of Xbox One controllers that'll get car fans engine's revving.The one of a kind controllers were designed to celebrate Ford's return to Le Mans with its Ford GT race car. The last time Ford was... >>

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

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Ford now lets Londoners use its cars on a casual basis. Anyone can walk up to a Go!Drive Ford car, use the registered app to unlock and drive away, leaving it at any other bay they want. Just like the "Boris bikes" work, but without the worry of rain.Other... >>

Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter will stop you getting a ticket ever again

Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter will stop you getting a ticket ever again

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Ford has announced that its new S-Max will come with its first Intelligent Speed Limiter system that aims to stop drivers being stung with ticket charges.This smart limiter is far cleverer than cruise control. The driver sets a limit and then as the... >>

MyFord Mobile app lets you check car charge remotely, set temperature before entering

MyFord Mobile app lets you check car charge remotely, set temperature before entering

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Ford has announced its new MyFord Mobile app at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The MyFord Mobile app is built to help make Ford's electric cars more remote controlled. The app is able to readout data from the car while the user is away. Checking... >>

Ford Focus RS 2015 gets the Ken Block gymkhana treatment

Ford Focus RS 2015 gets the Ken Block gymkhana treatment

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If you don't know Ken Block, Google him for some amazing videos, if you do know the rally driver then you'll know that seeing him in the new Ford Ford RS 2015 is a great way to see the car's abilities. So Ford let him loose in one.Ken Block was given... >>

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

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The North American International Auto Show – known locally by its acronym of “NAIAS”  or to you and I as the Detroit motorshow – sweeps the entire car industry off to frozen Detroit each January.Increasingly Detroit feels like a sideshow to the... >>

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

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Cars have been featured at consumer electronic shows with increasing frequency in recent years, causing some to comment that those shows are becoming car shows. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it's the motor car that's becoming gadgetised.... >>

Ford latest to adopt pedestrian life-saving collision avoidance technology in 2015 Mondeo

Ford latest to adopt pedestrian life-saving collision avoidance technology in 2015 Mondeo

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Ford is to debut its own collision detection and avoidance technology with the 2015 Ford Mondeo, which it claims may stop some frontal crashes and help save pedestrian lives.Like similar techs from other car manufacturers, such as Volvo, the Pre-Collision... >>

Ford admits to pumping fake engine noises through Mustang speakers to make cars sound better

Ford admits to pumping fake engine noises through Mustang speakers to make cars sound better

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Ford has admitted that its Active Noise Control system, as found in the 2015 Ford Mustang, pumps fake engine sounds through the in-car speaker system to replicate the growl of the older models.Thanks to the EcoBoost engine, the old roar of the four-cylinder... >>

Goodwood Revival: 7 car technologies you probably take for granted

Goodwood Revival: 7 car technologies you probably take for granted

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We've taken the journey from London to the Goodwood Revival near Chichester to see the best cars from an era gone by. More importantly, we've noticed the technology gone by, or gone all together in some cases, replaced by in-car tech we now take for... >>

Ex-Ford CEO Alan Mulally joins Google's board, following Android Auto debut

Ex-Ford CEO Alan Mulally joins Google's board, following Android Auto debut

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Google launched a pared-down version of Android for vehicles just last month, and now the company has welcomed Ford's former CEO to its Board of Directors.Alan Mulally retired from Ford Motor Company, an 111-year-old automaker headquartered in Michigan,... >>

Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

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It's one thing taking a look at the new Ford Fiesta ST3. It's another thing entirely to lob it round the Goodwood Hillclimb circuit at this year's Festival of Speed. Which is exactly what we did, and what a thrill this 1.6-litre turbo-charged beast is... >>

Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on

Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on

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Rather than wait until next week's Geneva Motor Show, Ford decided to launch its new 2014 edition of the Ford Focus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This was partly to make its stand look great and partly to show off the new Ford SYNC 2 in-car infotainment... >>

Ford Focus 2014 first to hit Europe with SYNC 2 voice-activated in-car tech

Ford Focus 2014 first to hit Europe with SYNC 2 voice-activated in-car tech

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Ford has announced that the new Ford Focus for 2014 will be the first car in Europe to feature its advanced, voice-activated in-car system, SYNC 2.It features a high-resolution colour touch screen and advanced voice control over the in-built apps, such... >>

Microsoft CEO candidate round-up: Who is rumoured on the shortlist and why? (Update)

Microsoft CEO candidate round-up: Who is rumoured on the shortlist and why? (Update)

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Microsoft's  chief executive search has been in full swing since Steve Ballmer announced his retirement in August, and the company has said it hopes to find a replacement by the end of 2013. Naturally, many names have popped up for the rumoured shortlist,... >>

Plugged Solar panels can deliver 10,000 miles a year for your hybrid car, free

Plugged Solar panels can deliver 10,000 miles a year for your hybrid car, free

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Plugged Solar is a US solar panel provider that creates home systems. It says that you can generate enough power to drive your plug-in hybrid car up to 10,000 miles a year - effectively reducing your carbon footprint to zero.Of course this company is... >>

Is the Ford Mustang the greatest car in movie history? 2015 edition appears in Need for Speed (video)

Is the Ford Mustang the greatest car in movie history? 2015 edition appears in Need for Speed (video)

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The Ford Mustang has appeared in many movies in its 50-year lifespan, most notably in Bullitt, but also in Goldfinger, I am Legend, Gone in 60 Seconds and many more. Now it has been revealed that the 2015 Ford Mustang will be one of the stars of Need... >>

Ford boss Mulally declares himself out of the running for Microsoft top job

Ford boss Mulally declares himself out of the running for Microsoft top job

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Ford boss Alan Mulally has officially confirmed that he has no interest in becoming Steve Ballmer's successor as CEO at Microsoft.In an interview with the Associated Press, Mulally said he would not be leaving Ford until at least the end of 2014, before... >>

Ford Sync AppLink software upgrade to arrive for 3.4M vehicles in 2014

Ford Sync AppLink software upgrade to arrive for 3.4M vehicles in 2014

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Ford's letting some existing Ford car owners update their Ford Sync infotainment system, by releasing a Sync AppLink software upgrade.Specifically, owners of 2010 Ford cars or newer will be able to download, install and load Ford's app integration system... >>