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Thousands of New Tech Team Members Helping Transform Ford with More on the Way

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A few years ago, we at Ford decided to disrupt our company in way not seen in our industry since Henry Ford put the world on wheels 116 years ago to compete for an exciting future.
 
To help do this, we brought in more than 3,000 team members with advanced computing, analytical and technical skills the past three years to help transform our company with our dedicated employees in our thriving traditional business. Today, this transformation is becoming much more visible as we launch the new Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV, advanced connectivity technologies and new mobility solutions.
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Ford and McDonald's Collaborate to Convert Coffee Bean Skin Into Car Parts

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Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning routine, coffee beans, in vehicle parts such as headlamp housing.
 
Every year, millions of pounds of coffee chaff – the dried skin of the bean – naturally comes off during the roasting process. Together, Ford and McDonald’s can provide an innovative new home to a significant portion of that material. The companies found that chaff can be converted into a durable material to reinforce certain vehicle parts. 
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Ford SYNC 4 Brings New Levels of Connectivity & Voice Recognition

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Ford today previewed the next-generation of its SYNC communications and entertainment system, which is faster, easier and simpler than ever to use.
 
Featuring cloud-based connectivity and conversational voice recognition, SYNC 4 delivers comprehensive search results and more functionality for customers. This includes cloud-based optional navigation to keep up with the latest traffic information, the ability to quickly browse digital owner’s manuals, and wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and AppLink apps from smartphones and mobile devices.
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Ford Introduces North America's Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network

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Ford is giving future all-electric vehicle customers the confidence to enjoy a hassle-free electric lifestyle. By providing easy access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker, Ford will make it easier for customers to find a place to charge when the company starts delivering new models next year.1
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Ford Elevates Customer Experience by Making FordPass Remote Features Complimentary

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FordPass, powered by FordPass Connect, now is even more convenient for Ford customers – trial subscriptions have been eliminated, and FordPass Connect service is now complimentary.*
 
FordPass with FordPass Connect elevates the customer experience on equipped vehicles by creating a single mobile platform where owners can remotely start/stop/unlock their vehicles, schedule maintenance at participating dealers, schedule start times, and chat with Ford Guides, to name just a few of the customer-centric features.
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Ford Awards First-Ever Innovation Fellow Award for Truck Towing Tech

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In honoring UM-Dearborn Mechanical Engineering Professor Taehyun Shim with the company’s first ever Ford Motor Company Innovation Fellow Award, Ed Krause made it clear this wasn’t just another run-of-the-mill recognition. The company’s Global Manager for External Alliances has worked in the university collaboration space for 19 years and overseen more than 1,900 projects. And while he says they learn something from every project, what Shim was able to achieve in his partnership with Ford happens maybe 1 percent of the time.
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Ford to Create Campus of the Future

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Ford Motor Company today detailed an expanded vision to transform its Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn into a high-tech, efficient, forward-thinking campus for thousands of its designers, engineers and product development workers.
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Driver Assist Technology Could End Backseat Driver Behaviors

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“You can get over a lane.” “Watch that truck!” “You’re trailing to close. Slow down!”
 
Ah, the incessant chirps of the backseat driver.
 
Perhaps the days of a driver hearing those common calls from the backseat are coming to an end, thanks to driver-assist technology like Ford Co-Pilot360™. According to a recent study from Ford and sociologist Jess Carbino, 68 percent of drivers believe that backseat driving behavior will decrease because of driver-assist technology.
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Ford Acquires Quantum Signal to Advance Self-Driving Vehicle Development

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Since its founding in 1999, a small company in Saline, Michigan has worked on the cutting edge of mobile robotics for numerous clients, including the military. Although not widely known to the public, Quantum Signal helped the military develop software that allowed it to remotely control robotic vehicles from thousands of miles away. It even built a robust simulation environment capable of testing autonomous vehicle designs that’s still in use today.
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