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    Ford suit shows drink driving impairment

    by  • March 18, 2014 • Motoring News, Technology

    2014 Ford Drink Driving Suit

    Ford Europe has created a Drink Driving Suit in response to research showing that 56 per cent of young European drivers have either driven while drunk or seen a friend drink and drive. The research was commissioned by Ford Europe and surveyed 5,000 18-24 year old drivers in the UK, France, Spain, Germany and...

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    Ford unveils self parking advances

    by  • October 9, 2013 • Motoring News, Technology

    2013 Ford remote parking

    It’s happened to all of us – it’s the last space in the car park and while you can get into the space, you can’t open the door, or worse still, you return to find cars so tightly parked beside your’s that you can’t get into it. Now Ford has a solution – and...

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    ‘Talking’ cars for safer roads

    by  • August 30, 2013 • Motoring News, Technology

    2013 Ford Electric Brake Light graphic

    Connected vehicles provide ‘infinite’ opportunities, from car safety, to health, to the environment, Professor Pim van der Jagt has said. The managing director of Ford Research and Advanced Engineering in Europe said he expects that technological advances in the near future will allow vehicles to communicate with each other information about poor road conditions,...

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    Opel Adam gets Kitted with Siri

    by  • June 21, 2013 • Motoring News, Technology

    2013 Opel Adam exterior front dynamic

    Drivers of a certain age will have had their eye on Knight Rider’s superduper sidekick, Kitt and while the Opel Adam can’t yet drive itself, it can now have a conversation with its driver (but probably without the backchat). The Siri Eyes Free system works with an iPhone on Adam models fitted with the...

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    Ford sees around bends with new braking system

    by  • June 20, 2013 • Motoring News, Technology

    2013 Ford Electric Brake Light graphic

    Ford has released ‘real world’ footage of its Electronic Brake Light technology in action in Germany. The early warning technology allows cars to essentially talk to each other, allowing a car to alert following cars that it is braking – even if the following cars are around a bend or in traffic. The Electronic...

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    CES outing for Audi self-parking car

    by  • January 10, 2013 • Motoring News, Technology

    2013 CES Audi self-parking car

    Do you find the the task of searching for a parking space in a busy car park stressful? Yes? Well good news – there’s now an app for that. Audi unveiled technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that not only drives the car, but also finds a parking space, parks the...

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    Honda Commuter Prototype unveiled

    by  • November 16, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    2013 Honda Micro Commuter Prototype exterior side

    Honda has revealed its micro-sized short distance Electric Vehicle commuter, the Micro Commuter Prototype. Based on the Micro Commuter Concept unveiled at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, this prototype has cabin space to seat a driver and two children or, modifying the rear seat, an adult passenger. The battery, motor and control unit in...

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    Volkswagen Caddy now parks itself

    by  • August 13, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    2012 Volkswagen Caddy rear left park assist

    Park Assist is now available in the Volkswagen Caddy. Volkswagen believes that this system, which allows the vehicle to choose the spot and to literally park itself, makes the Caddy even more suited to urban delivery traffic. The feature is activated by pressing a button on the centre console at speed of up to...

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