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Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

Jul 23 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

System uses existing sensors to protect officers from attack

Ford has announced that the technology is available in its Ford Police Interceptor sedan and SUVs. The new technology is designed to help officers minimize the risk of perpetrators sneaking up...

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Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

Jul 23 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

System uses existing sensors to protect officers from attack

Ford has announced that the technology is available in its Ford Police Interceptor sedan and SUVs. The new technology is designed to help officers minimize the risk of perpetrators sneaking up behind their vehicle, especially at night. The technology is called surveillance mode and uses existing Ford driver-assist technologies.

The surveillance mode uses the backup camera, cross traffic alert, and reverse park assist features to give police officers additional situational awareness. Officers can activate the system when the vehicle is in part and centers in the rear of the car and the backup camera continually monitor the rear of the cruiser.

Officers are able to turn off the surveillance mode technology when in urban settings where the alarm would be going off constantly. “I can tell you from personal experience at night that officer security is a critical concern,” says Randy Freiburger. “Unfortunately, there are people with bad intentions who sneak up on police officers. This system builds upon the Ford Police Interceptor DNA that puts safety and security at the top of the list.”

 
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Ford Transit Connect

Jul 23 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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It’s been a number of years since Ford has built a true minivan. With the 2014 Transit Connect, though, Ford's hope is to move a mainly commercial vehicle closer into the mainstream market—into a niche abandoned by flexible utility vehicles like the old Honda Element. And with the completely redesigned version of the Transit Conne ...
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Lincoln MKZ

Jul 23 2014 10:11pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
The Lincoln MKZ is a mid-size four-door sedan that is host to near-luxury options. It has gone through three new generations in only seven years, with the most recent—and very dramatic—redesign for the 2013 model year. Although it uses some of the same underpinnings as the Ford Fusion, the MKZ is better finished than ...
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What Is This Mystery Ford Concept Wagon?

Jul 23 2014 9:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
As I've been packing up the near-get-me-institutionalized levels of crap in my house, I occasionally come across something more interesting than a desiccated squirrel carcass or a box of Sega cartridges. This was one of those times — I found a 1963 Ford Book of Styling, and in it, this amazing mystery wagon.Read more... ...
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A new kind of string theory: The physics of playing guitar

Jul 23 2014 8:40pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

Bret Michaels Guitar Donation At Hard Rock Cafe New York
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Jul 23 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents? It's true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel less dangerous than you might think? We don't know, but experts a ...
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Jul 23 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents? It's true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel less dangerous than you might think? We don't know, but experts are doing their level best to figure o ...
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Ford's Galhotra succeeds Farley as head of Lincoln

Jul 23 2014 6:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ford, Lincoln, Luxury Ford Motor Company is announcing a major personnel shakeup that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the Lincoln division. Kumar Galhotra (pictured above), currently vice president of engineering at Ford for all of its vehicles worldwide, is taking over as the president of the luxury brand on September 1, replacing Jim Farley. The automaker i ...
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Ford's Galhotra succeeds Farley as head of Lincoln

Jul 23 2014 6:14pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ford, Lincoln, Luxury Ford Motor Company is announcing a major personnel shakeup that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the Lincoln division. Kumar Galhotra (pictured above), currently vice president of engineering at Ford for all of its vehicles worldwide, is taking over as the president of the luxury brand on September 1, replacing Jim Farley. The automaker is also hiring a new head of advanced engineering. ...
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2014 Ford F-150, Super Duty Take Segment Awards in JD Power APEAL Study

Jul 23 2014 6:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
Porsche Top-Rated Overall Brand, GMC Yukon Wins Large SUVThe results of the 2014 JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) survey are out again, and for the second year in a row, Porsche takes the top spot among all brands. Within the truck and SUV segment, Ford walked away with the win in the light-duty pickup segment with the F-150 and the heavy-duty pickup segment with the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. The GMC Yukon won in the larg ...
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Hyundai, Porsche top J.D. Power APEAL study

Jul 23 2014 5:44pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE - Music Matters Presented By Nissan
Filed under: Car Buying, Hyundai, Porsche Just as they did in the Initial Quality Study, Porsche and Hyundai have taken the premium and non-premium crown, respectively, for the 2014 J.D. Power APEAL study. This is the tenth consecutive year for that Porsche has been rated the best premium make in the APEAL study, which attempts to figure out how pleased owners are with their purchases. For 2014, it asked 86,000 owners ...
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