New Ford Explorer to demystify 4WD with terrain management system
When the all-new Ford Explorer launches later this year, it will feature a terrain management system that takes the guesswork out of 4WD capabilities for drivers. Explorer's terrain management system optimizes vehicle behavior to match road and weather conditions drivers are likely to encounter, allowing them to choose between snow, sand, mud, hill descent and normal positions via a switchable, console-mounted knob. Each setting will optimize traction, power delivery and torque to handle road conditions anytime, anywhere. Terrain management will be a convenience feature for 4WD veterans and a confidence-builder for SUV novices. more...
Ford's 2011 fleet vehicles come with 100 percent sustainable powertrain technology
From police cars to ambulances, construction trucks and utility vans, Ford is the leader in commercial and government fleet sales. The company is strengthening that leadership this year, offering 100 percent of its fleet vehicles with fuel-efficient powertrains and other sustainable technologies to improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions and significantly reduce ownership costs for fleet customers. Ford's broad selection of vehicles will see introduction of an E85-compatible Police Interceptor and Transit Connect Taxi with CNG or LPG capability. more...
Ford has teamed up with the University of Michigan, Microsoft and Intel to take the next big thing in in-car connectivity to Maker Faire, the world's largest do-it-yourself ideas festival. Cloud Computing in the Commute, a course taught at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has students implementing a range of technologies to harness the power of social networks to safely and responsibly connect to the cloud. Using an advanced research platform, the students are building a new class of apps for cars. The course is part of Ford's larger American Journey 2.0 project; the winning app will get embedded in a 2011 Ford Fiesta to be driven by the student team on a socially networked road trip to San Mateo, Calif., for the festival May 22. more...
Worried about prom night? Take a deep breath – Ford has tips to help
For teens, prom is a time of glitz and glamour, a night to remember. For parents, though, it can be an evening of nail-biting anxiety that doesn't end until their kid returns home safely. But with a little forethought, a few frank discussions and some help from Ford's Driving Skills for Life website, some of that nervousness can be abated. The site, full of driving safety tips, can be a great way for parents to help their teens become more confident behind the wheel. more...
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 176,000 employees and about 80 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and, until its sale, Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit
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