F-150 Named Grand Winner of the Popular Science “Best of What’s New”

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You know that the 2015 Ford F-150 is feature packed with new technology and innovation. Well, the editors over at Popular Science also took notice and named the 2015 Ford F-150 the Grand Winner of the “Best of What’s New” honors.

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So, what is the “Best of What’s New” and why does it matter? Well, every December for the past 27 years, Popular Science has looked for new products and technology that should change out world.

There are only 100 honorees in the Best of What’s New, so to even be nominated when you have things like invisible duct tape and bionic arms to fight against is an honor.

Categories range from Green Tech to Aerospace to Security and more. So, not only did the 2015 F-150 take Grand Winner, it also took the top spot in Automotive.

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Here’s what Popular Science had to say about the 2015 F-150:

“The Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years. So when the company swapped steel for military-grade aluminum in several non-load-bearing parts—a first for any pickup truck—drivers were concerned. They needn’t have been. The alloy performs just as well as steel, and in some cases better, and it reduces the truck’s weight by as much as 700 pounds.(Typically, engineers would cheer the loss of only a few ounces.) Less weight means the F-150 can haul and tow more than it ever could, while accelerating and stopping faster. It also means the truck gets up to 20 percent better fuel efficiency. That’s good for drivers, of course, but when applied to 763,000 new trucks a year, the savings are also good for the planet.”

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Justin Banner is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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