Michigan Petitions Washington For $200M Autonomous-Car Testing Budget

Members of congress from the state of Michigan have formally requested a $200-million budget for testing connected- and autonomous-vehicle technologies at the state’s ten designated proving grounds. Senators Gary Peters (D) and Debbie Stabenow (D), along with Representatives Fred Upton (R) and Debbie Dingell (D), wrote the federal Department of Transportation, and Office of Budget and Management, …

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This June, You Can Tour Mike Berardi’s Fantastic Ford Mustang Collection

Mike Berardi – Ford’s Global Director of Service Engineering Operations – loves the Ford Mustang. In fact, his own, personal collection contains 43 specimens ranging from the original, 1964.5 model to the present-day, including noteworthy special models like the Boss and the Mach 1. And on June 9th, 2017, Mr. Berardi will be giving a …

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Keselowski Gives Ford Its Second Win Of The NASCAR Season At Atlanta

Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski gave Ford its second win in as many races in Sunday’s Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 from Atalanta Motor Speedway,  crossing the finish line half a second ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson. Keselowski got a huge break late in the 325-lap, 500-mile race after Stewart-Haas’ Kevin Harvick, who had …

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Ford Has Invented A Stowable Neck Pillow For Vehicle Headrests

Ford Motor Company, which loves to tout its knack for innovation and rampant patent filings, has reportedly applied for the intellectual-property rights to a headrest with a storage compartment for housing a foldable neck pillow. The invention could represent “a significant advance in passenger comfort,” according to Ford, which filed its patent application on February …

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European Ford Transit Custom To Receive A Mild Facelift: Spy Shots

Spy photographers recently caught a Ford Transit Custom – Ford Europe’s mid-size van in the Transit lineup – with some light camouflage on the front end, reports Motor1. You can see the photos, taken as the lightly-covered van conducted some cold-weather testing in Scandinavia, on the Motor1 website. More than likely, this means that the Ford Transit Custom is headed …

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The Very First 2017 Ford GT ‘Heritage Edition’ Has Shipped

For 2006, Ford released a special-edition version of the first-generation Ford GT supercar dubbed the “Heritage Edition,” which boasted a unique, blue-and-orange color scheme akin to the iconic livery worn by so many sharp-looking Gulf Oil race cars back in the day. But of course, there is a new Ford GT supercar now, and with it, a brand-new Heritage Edition that …

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Matt Farah Drives A Ford Focus ST To End All Focus STs: Video

In the latest installment of The Smoking Tire‘s “One Take” series, Matt Farah drives a beastly Ford Focus ST to end all Ford Focus STs: a tuned, 450-horsepower example owned by a man named Louis. To reach such a stratospherically-high level of power output, Louis had the engine in his Mk III Focus ST built to withstand a massive …

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Report: Lincoln MKZ Could Face The Axe In 2019

The Lincoln MKZ could be discontinued before the end of the decade, as Ford shifts the Focus compact to the plant in Hermosillo, Mexico where the mid-size luxury sedan is currently built. Citing information from AutoForecast Solutions, Autoline reports that the Lincoln MKZ will be axed when it reaches the end of its current life cycle in late-2019. The MKZ was …

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Camilo Pardo Drives His First-Generation Ford GT For ‘Petrolicious’: Video

We wonder what late US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, who once famously said of pornography, “I know it when I see it,” might say about Petrolicious‘ rich, glamorous car visuals. Petrolicious‘ breathtakingly sexy quality is on full display in their latest piece, which profiles legendary automotive designer Camilo Pardo and his first-generation Ford GT – a car …

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Ford Mustang Police Pursuit Vehicle Leads Cologne Parade

The parade at this year’s Rosenmontag event in Cologne, Germany was led by a rather attention-grabbing American car: a current-generation Ford Mustang police pursuit vehicle. Rosenmontag is the highlight of the German Karneval, held every year on the Monday preceding Ash Wednesday. The Mustang police car that led the parade was based on the “Tune It! Safe!” demo …

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