All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ford’

Ford Recall: 485,000 Escape SUVs Could Have Throttle Issues

Ford recall: Nearly 485,000 Escapes (2001-2004), which are referred to as Mavericks overseas, are being recalled by the car manufacturer over sticking gas pedals that could, in theory, lead to deadly crashes. The Associated Press reports that the recall is being issue just a week after investigators began looking into the issue. This comes hot on the heels of the …

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Ford Escape Recall to Address Carpet Issues

The Ford Escape recall scheduled begin on July 23rd will address some serious issues with the vehicle’s carpeting, according to Orlando Sentinel. Nearly 10,000 2013 Ford Escapes manufactured at the company’s Louisville, Kentucky plant between March 8th and June 7th are thought to be affected by this recall. According to reports, carpet padding located near the center console trim panel …

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Self-Driving Cars Will Be Waiting Next to You at Red Lights by 2017

If you think all the hubbub about Google’s fancy self-driving cars is just a fleeting novelty, Ford, it of the automobile industry, thinks you should check yourself before you wreck yourself. According to ExtremeTech, Ford predicts that driverless cars will be a way of life in 2017. That’s only five years from now. If you think that seems somewhat quick …

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Ford’s Keyfree Password Manager Blows the Heads Off Competition

Ford has been desperately seeking a competitive advantage in creating an exceptional and undeniable driving experience, and their efforts have really paid off with this next innovation. Quite simple in its design, it is a Chrome extension that stores all your passwords for Google, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and many others. Combine this with a previously authorized smartphone, and you have …

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Ford Looks to App Developers and Open-Source Innovation for Futuristic Driving Experience

Ford Motors has been doing everything they can think of to facilitate innovation and a creative spirit in the automotive community. The company has changed their outlook on design and engineering. Their latest effort to spur creative ideas comes in the form of a new laboratory in Silicon Valley, where collecting data on how people are using their vehicles and …

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GM Gets Dissed by Facebook, But Ford is Buying

You might recall that General Motors recently pulled all their advertising from Facebook’s pages and claimed that the ads weren’t really working for them. Of course, GM’s actions took place just days before Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering, so it really grabbed everybody’s attention. Today, The Street published an article claiming that Facebook had indeed dissed General Motors by …

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Ford Mustang’s New Design Turning Heads

Courtesy of Edmonds Inside Line Is this the 2015 Ford Mustang? According to some Ford insiders it is pretty dang close. The near complete redesign is probably going to be released during the Ford Mustang’s 50 year anniversary party in 2014. Some commenters from blogs.insideline.com are angry with the “European redesign” saying things like: lt1boy said: “Looks like an Aston …

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Ford & Yahoo! “Plugged In” For New Reality Series

Today Yahoo! and Ford have announced a new reality series which will be featured on Yahoo’s Video Destination. “Plugged In” will showcase teams of contestants who compete to actually win a new Ford Focus Electric. Viewers will be urged to participate in the who via Flickr. The show will be produced by Magic Elves Production Company. Matt VanDyke, director of …

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Twitter Ads Move to Detroit: GM, Ford, & Chrysler Get New Neighbors

The Contra Costa Times reports that Twitter is setting up a new advertising office in Detroit. There’s no doubt as to the reason for the addition; to get close to the advertising budgets of the big 3 auto makers. Promoted tweets are the next big thing and Ford, Chevy, and Chrysler can only benefit from the coverage. Social network marketing …

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Nationwide Gas Prices [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to a study by financial firm Mint, gas prices are affecting household economies nationwide, and Americans are experiencing the financial strain. The average household in the U.S. burns through 1,100 gallons of gasoline annually. And while residents in some states are paying over $4 per gallon at the pump, they might not be feeling it as much as those …

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Facebook: High Asking Price For Log-Out Ads

Facebook has announced new log-out ads on their social platform that are sure to hit heavy with consumers as nearly 37 million users log-off the service daily in the US alone. No doubt these are highly sought-after advertising spaces, unfortunately the spaces sell for titanic amounts of cash. Apparently a day’s worth of ads will cost you somewhere in the …

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Ford 2013 Models: More SYNC, More Technology

Consumers are demanding that more technology be integrated into their automobile’s, that is a well documented consumer desire, and Ford was listening when they set-out to revamp their model line-up for 2013. In fact, this isn’t new for Ford, they were the first to deliver integrated technology systems with their SYNC system many years ago. What consumers can expect out …

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