Ford’s newest offering a an electric scooter called Ojo or as Ford likes to call refer it, a “Personal light electric vehicle”. You don’t need a license to drive it, or registration, or even insurance. It’s perfect for commuters. This scooter will do 20 MPH and has a 25 mile range, which can be doubled […]
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From time to time my friends at Ford Motor Company bring me out to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to check out their new vehicles and of course what else is debuting at the show. It’s a great time to look at new models, concept cars, and new technologies. I got to walk […]
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My friends at Ford Automotive brought me to Detroit to check out the Auto show and report on the announcements Ford and other car companies made. The day started pretty quick as we were part of the Ford press conference. We learned they were bringing the Bronco back, along with seeing the new F-150, and […]
While at the North American International Auto Show, Ford unveiled a bunch of items. They officially introduced Sync 3.0 – the newest version of their in-car computer system. But it was more about the cars, and Ford didn’t disappoint. First off was the Ford F-150 Raptor. This all-terrain truck with 3.5L EcoBoost V8 delivers 411 horsepower […]
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In this multi-part video, we learn a little more about the plight of women in the workforce. We start with Chantel Lenard, the Director of US Marketing at Ford. She brings the facts and figures to the discussion. Did you know in 10 years, 1 billion women will enter the workforce? Did you also know […]
Over the years, I have talked with K. Venkatesh Prasad about Ford’s open source initiative. Today, I was invited to talk with the group over a Google Hangout on the Traffic Tamer app challenge. This is a contest for the open source community to help mash data up and open streets. The challenge is to build […]
Ford unveiled a new project to help make driving safer; a part of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility project. The Ford Fusion Hybrid Driver Assist Car Project is not a driverless car but more of a pre-emptive option so everyone can stay safe. The Ford concept car is not going to be out on the road […]
I got to drive some Ford F-150 trucks across Detroit and do it for a cause. Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses for those who need a place to live. Being in Detroit, there are a lot of run down areas. We got to visit a couple of them while we were there. Boarded […]
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Adding apps for Wall Street Journal, Aha Radio and even Amazon Cloud Player, Ford continues to move forward with their Sync in-car system. About a year and a half ago Ford partnered with our friends at Bug Labs to create a more customized experience. At CES they moved it forward with the Developer program. They encourage programmers […]
I got the opportunity to talk with Chris Elliott – Senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft – about SYNC and Windows Phone 7. Of course, there are many models of Windows Phone, including the Nokia Lumina 900. Chris talks about how SYNC works with all phones – including that old flip phone you might still […]
Last week I visited the Henry Ford Museum. I posted this up on Day in Tech History, (Read the post here). We look at some of the vehicles we drove in the 20th century, some of the generators used at the turn of the century, and tractors that changed the way we farmed. It was […]
While at Go Further with Ford, we learned about sustainable products. Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase: Entourage) joined the panel talking about options for consumers – fuel economy, biodegradable and recyclable parts, etc. Adrian also talked about his website SHFT.com, which gives people making sustainable products a place to promote themselves. For instance, on the website, […]
Last week I got to run around Ford Field on day one of Go Further – an event which shows the direction Ford motor company is taking. We got to Ford Field and had cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. Then, we sat and heard from Bill Ford. He talked about the direction of Ford Motor company […]
Creativity. It’s what gives us new products and time saving ideas. Sometimes, those ideas need to be helped along. A place like TechShop is one of those places. Letting you create prototype so it can get the chance to go to market. That is why Ford has helped Techshop thrive in Detroit. On evening 2 […]
Five new external apps were announced at CES by Ford. NPR radio, Stitcher, Roximity, Tune-In, IHeartRadio. Also Sync Destinations which is location based services for turn-by turn directions. Also an app called Scout that is also a navigation system. We went through a demo of the Sync. This is on a series of select vehicles, […]
We look at Ford and their My Ford Touch System. Back in November, they updated the software so you could navigate better. Larger buttons, more spacing and their four corners system, so you know exactly where to press. We go through the system and talk about how easy it is to update your car.
While at CES, we stopped in and talked to the folks at Ford. Eric talks with Jeffrey about the Ford Focus Electric, and why you would purchase an all-electric car over a gasoline combustion engine. We talk about the internal battery system, the interactive charging system inside, sending routes directly to the car (a partnership […]
A look at 2011 – 10 videos I created at Geekazine you might have missed out on.
We walk through the newest Ford Assembly line plant, where they can make all 3 types of cars in the same plant. Hybrid, Electric and E-nergi
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In part four, Ford’s Manager of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, Mike Tinskey talks about how to charge your Hybrid and Electric vehicles. Mike talks about the home charging, and how Ford is partnering with multiple companies to place charging stations. The Focus and C-Max, along with a 6KW charging station, can get your car charged faster. […]
Part 3 of Ford: Power of Choice, John Davis talks the Ford C-MAX Hybrid and Electric vehicles.
Part 2 of Ford’s Power of Choice, Eric Kuehn talks about the Focus Electric car and the big differences. Who would be buying the car and why.