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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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Official: Ford gives police chiefs tech to surveil officers in their own cars

Oct 28 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Safety, Technology, Ford, Police/Emergency Police officers certainly have a difficult job in keeping the streets safe, but as public employees in positions of authority, there is still a very real need for oversight. To that end, Ford is partnering with a tech company to offer a new system called Ford Telematics for Law Enforcement on its line of Police Interceptor patrol vehicles that could make cops safer, while giving cities a better idea of what its officers are d ...
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Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #403

Oct 28 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, Technology, Ford, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, McLaren Episode #403 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Michael Harley, and Ronnie Fung of Autoblog Canada talk about the $5 billion investment Ford is making in Lincoln, the McLaren 650S, and the best apps for drivers. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung ...
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Video: Don Panoz checks out Jay Leno's Garage with his 2015 Esperante Spyder GT prototype

Oct 28 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Videos, Celebrities After a few years out of the production auto business, Panoz is making cars again, and it's returning with the limited-edition Esperante Spyder GT to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary building cars. This week, Don Panoz swings by Jay Leno's Garage to talk about the latest model, and then Jay takes a drive in it with the company's lead (and only) engineer. We first saw the GT ...
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Honda Facing Parts Theft, Railcar Hijacking, and Quality Issues at New Mexican Plant

Oct 28 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We like the Honda Fit, as it delivers a large amount of behind-the-wheel fun in a small, clever package, and we’d recommend it to just about anyone shopping for an affordable, practical runabout. Unfortunately, we would have to add the caveat that it might take a long time to get one: Automotive News is reporting that production of the Fit and its upcoming HR-V sibling are severely delayed. Fit shipments are delayed by two months, the industry paper reports. And the HR-V will arr ...
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Put It On Me: Ja Rule’s “The Fast and the Furious” Integra Is For Sale on eBay

Oct 28 2014 3:04pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The world is gearing up for the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious movie series—it will be called Furious 7—and that has everyone a little nostalgic about the franchise’s roots. Luckily, if you’re searching for a time capsule straight back to 2001, the genuine Acura Integra driven by Ja Rule’s character Edwin is up for sale on eBay. Monica, noooo! The 1996 Integra GS-R is said to be one of four principle cars used in shooting the 2001 film ...
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Not Dead Yet? Lincoln Five-Year Plan Includes Dedicated Platform and Billions in Investment

Oct 28 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Cadillac knows it, we know it, and Matthew McConaughey subconsciously mumbled it: Lincoln can’t succeed without distancing itself from Ford. Apparently, according to unnamed sources talking to Reuters, Lincoln is slated to receive big bucks, use a distinct vehicle platform, and see every model “redesigned or replaced over the next five years.” Reuters said Ford CEO Mark Fields has earmarked at least $1 billion for Linco ...
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Report: Navy exercise shows off floating 'highway interchange' [w/video]

Oct 28 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Videos, Military, Autoblog Black Amphibious activities are some of the single most complex military operations to coordinate. Simply getting troops and vehicles from the sea to a beachhead or dock can be a near-insurmountable feat of logistics. Landing Craft Air Cushions, or LCACs, the huge hovercraft responsible for ferrying troops and vehicles from ship to shore are limited to loading up on hulking Wasp-class amph ...
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Report: Detroit 3 small cars lay an egg in latest Consumer Reports reliability study

Oct 28 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford Consumer Reports has released its Annual Auto Reliability Survey and the results are, in a word, interesting. While we already covered the score-damaging effects of infotainment systems, there's another big angle to the data that's getting some attention - the utterly dismal scores of the Detroit Three's small car offerings. The turbocharged Dodge Dart and Chevrole ...
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Eleanor on the Block: Authentic Hero Mustang from Gone in 60 Seconds Heads to Auction

Oct 28 2014 1:31pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The 2000 remake of 1974′s Gone in 60 Seconds may not have been one of recent history’s highest cinematic achievements, but it did make an enduring star out of one of its cast members. No, we’re not talking about Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie, or Giovanni Ribisi. We’re talking about the remade “Eleanor,” the modern movie’s heavily-customized 1967 Mustang that Cage’s character Memphis Raines obsesses over, chases, and finally nabs. Now you can nab it to—or at least, one of thr ...
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