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New Car Owners Have Fewer Free Paint Job Options Than a Decade Ago

If you've got your heart set on a particular colour for your new car, you're going to have to put aside a fair chunk of money to realise the dream. A new report from consumer watchdog Which? shows that car manufacturers are offering far fewer free colour options than they once did. Read More >>

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Ford's New Solar-Powered Electric Car is its Own Rolling Power Grid

Electric cars have come a long way in the past decade or two, but one glaring problem remains: you have to charge the dang things. What do you do when there aren't enough charging stations (and there aren't)? If you're Ford, you build a car that charges itself. Read More >>

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Ford's New Mustang: Designed For the Future, Without Ignoring the Past

Ford's new Mustang, officially unveiled today, is a technological tour de force. And, for the first time in 50 years, the latest model of the iconic line is headed to UK showrooms. Read More >>

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Ford's New Prototyping Machine Turns Sheet Metal Into Custom Parts

A modern assembly line can churn out a new vehicle every few minutes, but when carmakers want to build and test a prototype, it takes weeks to produce the dies and moulds needed to stamp out a custom one-off part. So Ford has developed a fantastic new prototyping machine that functions kind of like a 3D printer in that it can produce a custom part in mere hours. Except that instead of plastic, it works its magic on sheet metal. Read More >>

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Ford's Wireless Brake Lights Warn Other Drivers There's Traffic Ahead

In an attempt to improve safety and reduce the number of accidents on the world's curviest roads, Ford has developed an experimental brake light that lets vehicles behind you know there's slow traffic ahead, even if they can't see your lights. Read More >>

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Ford Is Using Robots to Put Cars Through Its Toughest Tests

As much fun as test driving pre-production cars may seem, cruising around a course meant to see how hard a car can take a beating usually means a few hits to the human inside, as well. Not to mention the fact that human drivers are notoriously high maintenance—always wanting things like "food" and "sleep" and "legal compensation." So in order to overcome both these obstacles, Ford is taking advantage of self-driving technology to put its cars through the ultimate durability tests. Read More >>

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Watch Ford Send a Man Hurtling Down a Massive Set of Stairs Just to Prove a Point

Ford's really pushing its teched-up cars, with all sorts of fancy features like those in the new Fiesta. Apparently they'll even catch you when you've fallen down a humungous flight of stairs. Now that really is clever. [YouTube] Read More >>

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Why You Shouldn't Be Too Quick to Cheer Self-Driving Cars

One of the clear automotive technology trends at CES this year is cars that drive themselves. From Audi to Lexus to Ford, the world's largest car companies are beginning to follow Google's lead in an effort to produce cars smart enough to drive themselves. Read More >>

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Ford's New Fiesta Looks Like a Baby Aston Martin

Ford’s just unveiled the brand new Fiesta, the latest edition to the legendary supermini, and it's no budget slouch either. Ford’s packed the new Fiesta with more tech than you can shake an affordable stick at, and it's made it look like a baby Aston from the front too, while spitting out a full-blooded ST in the process. Read More >>

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Our Cops Could Bust Crime a Bit Quicker With Ford's Brand New Police-Coloured Focus ST

Now here's a set of wheels I'm sure our very own Matt Delito would love to get behind, as I'm sure it's going to be more than just a tad quicker than the usual police car you see driving down the street. Yes, Ford has decked out a Focus ST Wagon draped in police colours and a mean looking grill to stare down crime in the face, and I'm sure it absolutely flies. Read More >>

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Why a Brand New, Multi-Million Pound Battleship Still Needs Old-Timey Wooden Ladders

So there you are, walking around on the world's most advanced aircraft carrier. Everything around you is a multi-million pound machine packed with advanced technology. Then something propped in the corner catches your eye. Is that an old wooden ladder? What the hell is that doing here? Read More >>

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This Is What Makes the USS Gerald R. Ford the Best Aircraft Carrier Ever Designed

So, you want to buy an aircraft carrier. There's only one place you can go—Newport News Shipbuilding, the largest dry-dock in the western hemisphere. Read More >>

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The Ford Mondeo Just Became the World's Biggest Rolling Wi-Fi Hotspot

Ford's stuffing its existing Ford SYNC and MyFord Touch features and an 8" touchscreen into its gadget-packed next-gen Mondeo, also adding built-in Wi-Fi hotspot support to help amuse passengers on those long trips to Tesco. Read More >>

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Future Fords Adapt and React to Driver Anxiety

Cars are cutting you up on the motorway. Your pulse quickens. You need to concentrate. What you really need is absolute silence — no phone calls, no music. In this kind of situation, a new stress-sensing system developed by Ford would shut down the distractions the moment driving becomes tense. Read More >>

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Did a Car Company Really Just Make the Best Password Manager We've Seen?

Imagine if when you sat down at your computer it recognised you and unlocked all of your web accounts. No more logging in to anything. That's the promise of this new app by Ford. Yes, the car company. Read More >>

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Kick Your Car Boot Open in 2013

Ford is embracing new levels of laziness in a future model of its Kuga, which will let users kick the back bumper to open the boot. Read More >>

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