Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hauling at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough

Hauling heavy machinery at King Ranch® is heavy duty work. See how the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty handles it.

Brush clearing means getting heavy duty equipment through the tough Texas terrain and the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever handles it with ease.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How to Cool Your Car | Driver How-To | Ford

Beat summer heat with this quick tip on how to keep your car cool even before you open the door.

Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 Chevy Silverado vs 2016 Ford F-150 | F-150 | Ford

Thinking about getting a 2016 Silverado? Before you do, weigh the features against what the F-150 has to offer. This video hits on a few of those, most importantly that the body panels of the F-150 are made with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy–that means no rust. With a little F-150 research, you’ll see why every other truck is history.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Forester Approved | We Own Work | Ford Tough

As a forester, Tim Pope from Terry Tree Service knows a thing or two about toughness. Hear what he had to say about getting up close and personal with the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Tim needs his trucks to be tough and versatile. He expects his Super Duty to go right from the job site, to date night, to hauling his boat for fishing on the weekend and back to work.

Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Toyota Tundra vs 2016 Ford F-150 | F-150 | Ford

Are you looking at the 2016 Tundra? Then you owe it to yourself to consider the Ford F-150. With body panels made with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy–that, the F-150 is lightweight, yet strong and won’t rust. Discover what else the F-150 has to offer by watching this video.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Keep Spiders Away | Driver How-To | Ford

Keep pesky spiders at bay with this quick trick.

Although Ford engineers have been thoughtful enough to develop an updated version of the spider screen, implemented globally with the launch of the 2016 Focus RS, pesky spiders can sneak in other ways. Help keep spiders away and your car smelling fresh with peppermint oil.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

2016 Ram 1500 vs 2016 Ford F-150 | F-150 | Ford

Is the 2016 Ram on your wish list? After you see this video, you may want to add the 2016 Ford F-150 to that list. As part of the best-selling series of trucks 39 years in a row*, the F-150 is made with a lightweight, yet high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body.

Monday, August 22, 2016

2017 Ford Fusion: The Beauty of a Well-Made Choice | Fusion | Ford

Introducing the new 2017 Ford Fusion. With high style and high performance, including a multitude of smart tech and driver assist features, the Ford Fusion is an easily well-made choice.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tackle Any Terrain in the 2016 Ford Explorer | Explorer | Ford

Terrain conquering capability comes standard on the new 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum with Terrain Management System™.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ford Traffic Jam Assist Technology

Traffic Jam Assist is a next-generation driving technology that enables cars to automatically keep pace with traffic flow. It uses existing Ford technologies to monitor and interact with the vehicle's surroundings, and guide the vehicle in slow moving traffic independently.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How to Remove Stickers | Driver How-To | Ford

Road trips come with their fair share of keepsakes – from crumbs ground in the carpet to a whole different variety of window stickers. Take down stubborn stickers with this quick tip.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ford Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021; Invests in New Tech Companies, Doubles Silicon Valley Team

  • Ford announces intention to deliver high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021
  • Ford investing in or collaborating with four startups on autonomous vehicle development
  • Company also doubling Silicon Valley team and more than doubling Palo Alto campus
PALO ALTOCalif., Aug. 16, 2016 – Ford today announces its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.
To get there, the company is investing in or collaborating with four startups to enhance its autonomous vehicle development, doubling its Silicon Valley team and more than doubling its Palo Alto campus.
“The next decade will be defined by automation of the automobile, and we see autonomous vehicles as having as significant an impact on society as Ford’s moving assembly line did 100 years ago,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO. “We’re dedicated to putting on the road an autonomous vehicle that can improve safety and solve social and environmental challenges for millions of people – not just those who can afford luxury vehicles.”
Autonomous vehicles in 2021 are part of Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in autonomous vehicles, as well as in connectivity, mobility, the customer experience, and data and analytics.
Driving autonomous vehicle leadershipBuilding on more than a decade of autonomous vehicle research and development, Ford’s first fully autonomous vehicle will be a Society of Automotive Engineers-rated level 4-capable vehicle without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals. It is being specifically designed for commercial mobility services, such as ride sharing and ride hailing, and will be available in high volumes. 
“Ford has been developing and testing autonomous vehicles for more than 10 years,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer. “We have a strategic advantage because of our ability to combine the software and sensing technology with the sophisticated engineering necessary to manufacture high-quality vehicles. That is what it takes to make autonomous vehicles a reality for millions of people around the world.”
This year, Ford will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet to be the largest test fleet of any automaker – bringing the number to about 30 self-driving Fusion Hybrid sedans on the roads in California, Arizona and Michigan, with plans to triple it again next year.
Ford was the first automaker to begin testing its vehicles at Mcity, University of Michigan’s simulated urban environment, the first automaker to publicly demonstrate autonomous vehicle operation in the snow and the first automaker to test its autonomous research vehicles at night, in complete darkness, as part of LiDAR sensor development.
To deliver an autonomous vehicle in 2021, Ford is announcing four key investments and collaborations that are expanding its strong research in advanced algorithms, 3D mapping, LiDAR, and radar and camera sensors:
  • Velodyne: Ford has invested in Velodyne, the Silicon Valley-based leader in light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors. The aim is to quickly mass-produce a more affordable automotive LiDAR sensor. Ford has a longstanding relationship with Velodyne, and was among the first to use LiDAR for both high-resolution mapping and autonomous driving beginning more than 10 years ago
  • SAIPS: Ford has acquired the Israel-based computer vision and machine learning company to further strengthen its expertise in artificial intelligence and enhance computer vision. SAIPS has developed algorithmic solutions in image and video processing, deep learning, signal processing and classification. This expertise will help Ford autonomous vehicles learn and adapt to the surroundings of their environment
  • Nirenberg Neuroscience LLC: Ford has an exclusive licensing agreement with Nirenberg Neuroscience, a machine vision company founded by neuroscientist Dr. Sheila Nirenberg, who cracked the neural code the eye uses to transmit visual information to the brain. This has led to a powerful machine vision platform for performing navigation, object recognition, facial recognition and other functions, with many potential applications. For example, it is already being applied by Dr. Nirenberg to develop a device for restoring sight to patients with degenerative diseases of the retina. Ford’s partnership with Nirenberg Neuroscience will help bring humanlike intelligence to the machine learning modules of its autonomous vehicle virtual driver system
  • Civil Maps: Ford has invested in Berkeley, California-based Civil Maps to further develop high-resolution 3D mapping capabilities. Civil Maps has pioneered an innovative 3D mapping technique that is scalable and more efficient than existing processes. This provides Ford another way to develop high-resolution 3D maps of autonomous vehicle environments
Silicon Valley expansionFord also is expanding its Silicon Valley operations, creating a dedicated campus in Palo Alto.
Adding two new buildings and 150,000 square feet of work and lab space adjacent to the current Research and Innovation Center, the expanded campus grows the company’s local footprint and supports plans to double the size of the Palo Alto team by the end of 2017.
“Our presence in Silicon Valley has been integral to accelerating our learning and deliverables driving Ford Smart Mobility,” said Ken Washington, Ford vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering. “Our goal was to become a member of the community. Today, we are actively working with more than 40 startups, and have developed a strong collaboration with many incubators, allowing us to accelerate development of technologies and services.”
Since the new Ford Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto opened in January 2015, the facility has rapidly grown to be one of the largest automotive manufacturer research centers in the region. Today, it is home to more than 130 researchers, engineers and scientists, who are increasing Ford’s collaboration with the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto’s multi-disciplinary research and innovation facility is the newest of nearly a dozen of Ford’s global research, innovation, IT and engineering centers. The expanded Palo Alto campus opens in mid-2017.

Monday, August 15, 2016

2015 Ford F-150 Owner’s Review | F-150 | Ford

A 2015 Ford F-150 owner takes us on a drive and reviews everything he loves about his truck – from the power to the technology to the way it fits his family.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Ford Escape | Escape | Ford

Thinking about buying a 2016 Nissan Rogue? Consider the 2016 Ford Escape with its available Intelligent 4WD system, a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate and more. See what you can do in the Ford Escape.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Contractor Approved | We Own Work | Ford Tough

As the owner of Plum Contracting, Jack Mills Jack Mills isn't just your average family-first, dirt bike racing highway construction contractor. Hear what Jack thinks about the all-new 2017 Super Duty when he got a first-hand look at our testing and manufacturing of the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.

Friday, August 12, 2016

SnugTop Debuts “SnugPro Capsule”Commercial Cap

Noted truck cap and tonneau manufacturer Snugtop has taken capsule-style commercial toppers to the next level with the introduction of the lightweight SnugPro Capsule. It features an industry-first “drop in” design that snugly fits over the OEM wheel well and provides maximum interior room—as well as unparalleled mounting security.

Thanks to its one-piece Advanced Structural Composite construction the SnugPro Capsule weighs only 475 pounds—the lightest capsule in the industry. Moreover, it’s sleek, aerodynamic style enhances factory lines and contributes to optimum fuel economy.

The SnugPro Capsule is specifically designed for each make and model truck and painted to match the color and gloss of the vehicle using the Axalta ChromaPremier process, preventing surface oxidation commonly occurring with a gelcoat finish. A built-in LED brake light and optional rear-view camera add to its style and functionality.

Built for long-term durability, the SnugPro Capsule is reinforced to provide a hefty 500 lb. roof carrying capacity and compliment a wide assortment of ladder and other racks. Features like full-length heavy-duty door hinges, stainless steel T-handles, and 3-point locking add to its rugged construction.

Multiple door and shelving options enable businesses to tailor the SnugPro Capsule to their specific needs. The use of J-hooks allow the unit to be installed without any drilling, and also facilitates easy transfers in the years to come.

For additional information go to or call the factory at 562-432-5454.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A 2016 Ford Escape Owner Reveals What It’s Like to Own One | Escape | Ford

We asked a Ford Escape owner to tell us everything about her SUV — from its technology to its styling to the way it drives. This is what she told us.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How to Remove Gum | Driver How-To | Ford

Sticky gum can be a nightmare for the carpet mats in your car. Get rid of the gum with this quick tip.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

F-150 Raptor: Most Capable Pickup Truck Factory Shock Absorbers | F-150 Raptor | Ford Performance

The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor, the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever, gets even more capability with help from a new set of FOX shocks –jointly developed by Ford and FOX to create a purpose-built setup exclusive to the off-road pickup.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Ford Vehicle Safety | Why the Right Parts Matter | Ford

Ford engineer Levasseur Tellis describes how he and other Ford engineers work together to go further when it comes to vehicle safety.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

How to Parallel Park Like a Pro | Driver How-To | Ford

A quick how-to that will dramatically elevate your parallel parking game. Hosted by Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger.

Executing an impeccable parallel parking job can impress friends and intimidate rivals—but only if you’ve got the right skills. In this video, Lewis shares a few simple techniques that will help you pull off a flawless parallel parking maneuver the next time you’re on the road. Of course, if you own a Ford with available Active Park Assist, there’s another easy way to pull this maneuver off.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Hauling Made Easier | F-150 | Ford

See how the Ford F-150 makes hauling easier with smart innovations to the side, tailgate, and bed of the truck.

With Best-in-Class payload* and option features like deployable box side steps, integrated tailgate step, BoxLink™, and stowable loading ramps, the innovations by Ford shows why we own work, the smart way.

Friday, August 5, 2016

How to Change a Flat Tire | Driver How-To | Ford

Get a fast and easy primer on changing a flat tire from Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger.

If you haven’t had a flat tire yet, consider yourself lucky—but you can’t rely on luck forever. Most vehicles get a flat sooner or later, so it’s important to be prepared. If you are watching this video roadside, please make sure you are far away from the road and out of harm’s way. Your safety is our main concern.

Before starting, you’ll need a tire jack, a tire wrench, and a spare tire. All of these items should already be located in your vehicle’s trunk, but check your owner’s manual to be sure.

Tires degrade over time depending on many factors such as weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, etc.) the tires experience throughout their lives. In general, Ford Motor Company recommends tires should be replaced after six years regardless of tread wear. You should replace your spare tire when you replace the road tires or after six years due to aging even if it has not been used. It may be time for new tires if they are more than six years old, or if you notice any of the following signs:

• The tread has worn down to less than 3/32"
• Bulges, blisters, or bubbles
• Cracking in the tread grooves
• Punctures, cuts, snags, or separation in tire tread, shoulder, or sidewall
• Sudden loss of tire pressure
• Poor handling or traction on slippery surfaces
• Pulling to one side while driving
• Sudden vibration while driving
• Tires that have been driven while flat

Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Tow More | F-150 | Ford

Towing, a true measure of every truck. See how the Ford F-150 makes towing easier with smart innovations.

With available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, 8” LCD productivity screen, Dynamic Hitch Assist, and Best-in-Class* towing, the F-150 has smart innovations meant to make sure what you’re hauling goes where it should.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Nothing Mini About This Van: Ford Transit Attracts Large Families, Outsells Minivans

DEARBORN, Mich., July 29, 2016 – Growing numbers of families are turning to the Ford Transit passenger wagon instead of minivans.

Through June, large families helped drive a 30 percent year-over-year increase in Transit passenger wagon sales. Transit vans outsold every other van in the United States over the first half of 2016, including minivans.

In a new video, Matt and Beth Hoyt of New Richmond, Ohio, explain what convinced them to replace their old minivan with a new, full-size Ford Transit passenger wagon. Among the features the couple highlight are the ability to stand upright to buckle their five children into their car seats, an aisle that lets them walk all the way to the back row, plenty of storage space, an easy-clean vinyl floor, powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine with EPA-estimated fuel economy of 14 mpg city and 18 mpg highway*, driver visibility, and safety features including side curtain airbags.

Ford Transit, America’s best-selling van, is available as a cargo van, passenger wagon, chassis cab and cutaway. The flexible Transit can be ordered with a choice of three roof heights, two wheelbases, three body lengths and three engines, for a total of 64 configurations from Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant.

The passenger wagon comes with seating for eight, 10, 12 or 15 passengers.

*EPA-estimated rating of 14 mpg city, 18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined is for Transit low- and medium-roof regular-wheelbase wagon. Actual mileage may vary.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Camera Technology at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough

King Ranch® needs capability and smarts working around thousands of head of cattle every day. The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty delivers.