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Ford Teams with Stanford and MIT on automated Cars
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Ford Teams with Stanford and MIT on automated Cars

Jan 22 2014, 1:30pm CST | by

Automated cars have a long way to go before they hit the streets

Ford has announced that it has teamed up with MIT and Stanford University to address some of the technological challenges that face the automated car market. Ford and Stanford will work together on...

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Ford Teams with Stanford and MIT on automated Cars

Jan 22 2014, 1:30pm CST | by

Automated cars have a long way to go before they hit the streets

Ford has announced that it has teamed up with MIT and Stanford University to address some of the technological challenges that face the automated car market. Ford and Stanford will work together on helping the car to see around obstacles. Stanford will help the car to be able to navigate within the lane to see around obstacles.

Those obstacles are things like large trucks blocking part of the view. A driver will move around the lane they are in to see around the obstacle so they know what is going on in front. The automated car needs to be able to do that same thing in case an emergency maneuver needs to be performed

Ford's automated car uses four LiDAR sensors to generate a 3D image of what is around the car. MIT will be helping Ford to create algorithms that help the car predict where vehicles and pedestrians will be in the future. That is key to helping the car choose a path that gets safely around pedestrians.

“To deliver on our vision for the future of mobility, we need to work with many new partners across the public and private sectors, and we need to start today,” said Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and Vice President, Ford research and innovation. “Working with university partners like MIT and Stanford enables us to address some of the longer-term challenges surrounding automated driving while exploring more near-term solutions for delivering an even safer and more efficient driving experience.”

 
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How to dress to look your best at the supercar show

Sep 2 2014 5:47pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

To help you look the part at this weekend’s Luxury & Supercar event,  we’ve asked the show’s Crystal Kwon  to provide some guidance. For the women When it comes to garden chic, a sophisticated silhouette with feminine flair is always in style. Choose fall’s coolest hue and don a structured, sleeveless cotton dress in midnight blue from Max Mara. Pair this timeless silhouette with chic accessories, and a great pair of wedges that won’t sink into the grass for a stat ...
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Sep 2 2014 5:43pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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Get revved up for luxury on the lawn

Sep 2 2014 5:37pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Vancouver’s most engaging automotive social event takes place this Saturday and Sunday on the great lawn of VanDusen  Botanical Garden. Those attending the fifth annual Luxury and Supercar Weekend will have the opportunity for an up-close look at state-of-the-art supercars and also a trip down memory lane as part of the 115 classics that will make up the 12 classes judged in the Canadian Concours D ’Elegance. Some of ...
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Ford F-450 claims best-in-class towing, company abandons practice of removing items to boost payload number

Sep 2 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Ford, Ram The ongoing heavy-duty truck battle between Ford and Ram is showing no signs of slowing down. The Blue Oval is trying to remove at least one point of contention between the two brands by testing its 2015 F-450 Super Duty using the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 towing standard, which Ram also uses. In the new evaluation, the F-450 is rated at a max towing capacity of 31,200 pounds. That's an identical amount ...
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Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute

Sep 2 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their Class 3 truck.The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their Class 3 truck. Meanwhile, Fo ...
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Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute

Sep 2 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truckin'

The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their Class 3 truck.The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their Class 3 truck. Meanwhile, Ford maintains that all of the company's p ...
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Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 | Diary of a New Record Holder

Sep 2 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

In the warm-up area, the camera can be closer than out on the track and it’s time to check out the bike and the speed tuck. Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 – The Road West, on the Salt, and the Road Home Ultimate MotorCycling Staff Writer Gary Ilminen has a love for speed on the salt. This passion prompted him to enter his 1974 Honda CB350F in the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014. This was the fourth year Ill ...
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Luxury on the Lawn

Sep 2 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

VANCOUVER — A celebration of the automobile takes place in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful settings starting tomorrow at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend. The show will honour the introduction of some of North America’s most popular muscle cars, including the golden anniversary for the cars that started it all – the GTO, the Chevelle and the all-conquering Mustang. The year 1964 also saw the introduction of Ford V8 ...
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August's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

Sep 2 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Summer came to a close, and car shoppers continued to snap up utility vehicles of every stripe in August. Fifteen of the top 19 fastest-selling cars last month were SUVs, wagons or minivans compared to 15 out of 22 in July. Related Deferred Payments: Read the Fine Print The 2015 BMW X5 (which is virtually unchanged from the revamped 2014 pictured above) unseated the smaller 2015 Porsche Macan from the top perch — tied with the 2015 Toyota Tacoma — ...
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2015 Ford F-450 Joins J2807 Party

Sep 2 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Ratings change slightly, but Ford stays on topNo more holding out; Ford has now officially announced that the company will start using the same SAE J2807 engineering standard as the majority of the industry in rating the 2015 F-450’s towing capacity. With its certified tow rating remaining at 31,200 pounds, the 2015 Ford F-450 now boasts the highest tow rating of any pickup in the U.S., a full 2,200-pounds greater than its nearest crew-cab 4x4 pickup (the o ...
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