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Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Borrows Chassis Technology From GT500


Later this year, the most powerful and quickest-accelerating Mustang ever produced hits the streetsand it’s bringing friends. The popular Mustang Shelby 350R will also release a new model this year, and this time it will benefit from the enhanced performance tech of its beefier big brother. 


The 2020 350R’s new upgrades include a redesigned front suspension system, an all-new high-trail steering knuckle, and a new steering rack with recalibrated electronic power control. These upgrades will serve to increase handling and steering responsiveness as well as driver confidence.


“It’s always been our plan to take the latest…

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All-Electric F-150 Hauls Over 1 Million Pounds



Power comes in all shapes and sizes. Ford recognizes this and demonstrates it with the prototype F-150 which is fully powered by electric power. This latest advancement and flipping of expectations on the fully-electric vehicle front is just one more step Ford is taking to build an efficient and powerful future. Not many trucks can boast the ability to haul more than a million pounds, let alone doing so on a fully-electric motor. That’s not just power, that’s Ford Tough power.
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Ford Designs A New Truck For A Mobile & Digital Age



When Ford sees a problem, you know there are experts already working to correct it. A gap in the market? Ford works tirelessly to fill it. Whether it’s in regards to off-road capability, extreme fuel efficiency, or… emoji variety?


That’s right, Ford has been developing a specialized product just for truck drivers who have been unable to fully engage in emoji texting culture. 


“When customers started demanding a truck emoji, we knew we had to help make it happen,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president, automotive. “Given the popularity of Ford trucks globally, there’s no one better…

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Ford Adds 500 New Jobs To Chicago Plant



Ford has taken the next major steps in bringing production and the company overall into the future of manufacturing. Chicago is home to the oldest continuously running production plant, and after almost $1 billion of investments and 500 new jobs, the location is looking better than ever. 


After bringing in new technology and more employees, the Ford company has made good on its investment announced earlier this year. In addition to improving the overall production and technology within the plant, new equipment was brought in to start building Ford’s all-new Explorer lineup, Police Interceptor Utility vehicles and all-new Lincoln…

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Bring Adventure Closer Than Ever With The All-New Tremor Package



Ford continues to push the envelope when it comes to capability with its F-Series Super Duty trucks. The 2020 model is already shaping up to be a whole new level in that department. The next-level capability is possible with the Tremor Off-Road Package, which goes beyond what was once thought possible for trucks, making the 2020 Super Duty the most capable off-road Super Duty ever when combined with the Tremor package.


Whether you’re going to the office or a rough and tumble off-road adventure, the Tremor makes it all possible. In addition to the classically powerful and intimidating appearance…

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Smart Seat Belt Technology In The Ranger Keeps Passengers Safe



The 2019 Ford Ranger is known for its ability to rock out and power through even the roughest terrain in pursuit of adventure. There’s more to it than that though.


Even when you’re out on the most challenging conditions and pushing the limits on what people expect a truck to be able to handle, the 2019 Ranger is still working to keep everyone safe. Using a specialized technology called Belt Monitor, the Ranger can detect if someone in the second row of seats unbuckles their seatbelt. If the system detects this, it alerts the driver and tells them…

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A New Seat Design To Make Long Trips Easier



Long drives can be uncomfortable, especially in hot summer weather. Sitting for long periods of time can wear on the body, particularly the posterior. That’s the reason the Ford Global Seating and Comfort Team have been working to redesign the way seats work in the 2020 Ford Explorer.


Mike Kolich holds a Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering with an emphasis on seat comfort. He’s worked with the Ford team to make road trips easier on every part of the body.


“Road trips can be largely defined by how comfortable people are – and when you get…

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Recycling For Better Vehicle Design



The Ford Motor Company is consistently working to reduce its carbon footprint and plastic waste. It goes beyond just Ford’s own plastic use; Ford is now making strides in utilizing plastic water bottles that are recycled everywhere. Those bottles contribute to some of the most powerful vehicles on the road: Ford SUVs and F-Series trucks.


In order to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics, Ford utilizes recycled plastics to help build the underbody shields for vehicles. “The underbody shield is a large part, and for a part that big, if we use solid plastic, it would likely weigh three times…

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The Future Of Package Delivery


Billions of packages were delivered in 2018. Making sure all of those packages reached their destination safely and on time required countless hours of work by staff at the U.S. Postal Service. As online shopping becomes more and more popular, the number of deliveries will continue to increase. Ford is hoping to automate delivery with a number of advanced technologies. Enter Digit, a bipedal delivery robot engineered by Agility Robotics. Though only in the early phase of testing and implementation, Digit is capable of maneuvering up to front doors and delivering packages up to 40 lbs. For more details…
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