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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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LeMons Northern California Inspections: Peugeot 404 vs Renault 10 vs Corvair, 239 Other Teams.

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Low interest rates, growing economy drive strong vehicle sales

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The North American economy continues to bounce back from the last major recession and nowhere is that more evident than at new car dealerships. Sales of new cars and trucks across Canada increased eight per cent in August compared to the same month last year. That was an all-time high for the month, with eight automakers reporting double-digit, year-over-year growth. Sales in the United States also soared to levels no ...
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Sep 12 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

This weekend marks the last of the event-filled ones for 2014, and includes one of my favourite shows. The Ocean Park Hot Rod show, hosted by Ron Ford, always gets the old hot-rodders out to show off their cool rides, and I haven’t missed many of the shows since 2002. Also on my show list schedule is the show at Rusty’s Pub, and if I’ve got time I hope to check out the Model A swap meet just to snap some photos. There are a number of other swap meets happening around the province. Last weekend ...
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U.S. charges former dealership salesman, other man in California with odometer fraud

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Two California men, one a former salesman at a Los Angeles Ford dealership, were charged with rolling back odometers, the Justice Department said tod ...
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U.S. charges 2 California men with odometer fraud

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Two California men, one a former salesman at a Los Angeles Ford dealership, were charged with rolling back odometers, the Justice D ...
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Editors' Page: 2014 Lexus GX

Sep 12 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: KBB

Still Making 'em Like They Used To Lexus' most affordable 3-row offering is something of a throwback in the midsize luxury SUV ...
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Coincidences of past and present

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I was cruising the backroads, relaxed, letting my mind wander over details of a driving event we’d been asked to plan in Saskatchewan. Something off in the distance caught my attention. It was moving toward me on the shoulder of the road so I prepared for evasive action. I was having a hard time figuring out what it was, lanky limbs flying everywhere. Approaching the flailing critter, I realized it was human, a man walking at an incredible pace down the shoulder of the road. He was ...
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Car Review: Ford Transit Connect

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Overview: Ford brings their European inspired and highly adaptable Transit van platform to North America. Pros: Efficient diesel engine and good range. Flat cargo floor and excellent visibility. Cons: The screen for the rear view camera is laughable due to its diminutive size. Value for money: Good What would I change?: Larger screen. Second side door. Next time you find yourself stuck in traffic take a look at the vehicles ...
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