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Latest Ford commercials feature Metal Gear Solid

Latest Ford commercials feature Metal Gear Solid Last month, David Hayter, who you may know as the iconic voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series (sorry, Kiefer), posted something on Twitter that left many scratching their heads over what the actor was referring to.To advertise its Focus SE and Fusion Titanium cars, Ford is using famous scenes from the first Metal Gear Solid game.

BMW uses low-cost VR (HTC Vive) to visualize high-end cars

BMW uses low-cost VR (HTC Vive) to visualize high-end cars An $800 virtual reality headset is expensive for consumers and gamers.It will pair the HTC Vive headset (virtual reality) with developmental styling bucks (physical reality) to speed through early design phases.

Ford’s next decade: Silicon Valley-style campus for 30,000 will rise in Michigan

Ford’s next decade: Silicon Valley-style campus for 30,000 will rise in Michigan A new, 700,000-square-foot design center will be the focal point of the campus, Ford says.The second campus will be built around the Ford World Headquarters building called the Glass House.

Model E: Now Ford plans a 200-mile electric vehicle

Model E: Now Ford plans a 200-mile electric vehicle Now Ford wants to be the in the 200-mile, $35,000 EV business.In the meantime, Ford will push the range of its existing Focus Electric from 76 miles to 100 miles.

Ford switches to better, costlier SCR emissions treatment for its next diesel

Ford switches to better, costlier SCR emissions treatment for its next diesel Add Ford to the companies switching to a cleaner method of treating diesel engine exhaust to reduce emissions.That same obsession to innovate for the customer is behind our new Ford EcoBlue diesel engine range,” said Jim Farley, Ford of Europe chairman and CEO.

Ford builds a portable wind tunnel — just not small enough for DIYers (yet)

Ford builds a portable wind tunnel — just not small enough for DIYers (yet) The wind tunnel comprises a pair of 53-foot shipping containers plus a 40-foot office and power distribution container.One intriguing aspect of a wind tunnel is that it’s not very noisy.

Fit-to-drive-Bit? Ford app tells you how well you drive

An onboard plug-in module plus a smartphone apps gives you a “personal driving score.That assumes Ford’s drivers are good drivers, or the app convinces them to mend their wicked ways on the highway.

GM cuts onboard 4G LTE pricing as usage goes up

GM cuts onboard 4G LTE pricing as usage goes up General Motors is cutting the cost of its OnStar 4G LTE data plans in half, saying increased customer usage has driven down the cost of technology in the two years since GM began offering a Wi-Fi hotspot inside GM vehicles.It’s the only mainstream automaker with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi across the line.

Ford goes 100-percent Sync 3 in 2017 cars, trucks, SUVs

Ford goes 100-percent Sync 3 in 2017 cars, trucks, SUVs No more worrying that if you walked into the dealership thinking about a 2016 Ford Escape, the compact crossover that was the first Ford with Sync 3, you’d have to double-check with the sales rep if you looked to a roomier Ford Edge crossover (it has Sync 3) or bigger-still Ford Explorer (not in 2016).It may mean a rental Ford won’t have Sync 3.

Ford: We’ll sell fully autonomous cars by 2021 with no steering wheels

Ford: We’ll sell fully autonomous cars by 2021 with no steering wheels To make the self-driving car happen, Ford will double its R&D presence in Silicon Valley and is making acquisitions to fill in the technology gaps Ford isn’t developing.It’s the first automaker to peg a specific year — 2021 — for an autonomous car.

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars ” The companies will start with the same base Volvo car platform, do joint work, and also do development separately toward their own goals.Separately, Uber will be launching several self-driving Volvo XC90 crossovers this month in Pittsburgh.

Hands on from the back seat of Ford’s self-driving car: It really works

Hands on from the back seat of Ford’s self-driving car: It really works DEARBORN, MI — Riding along in the back seat of Ford’s self-driving car is an uneventful experience.Our car was programmed to wait, and wait, even though the oncoming traffic took, by my thousand-one count, 8-9 seconds to reach the intersection.

Top tech cars for 2017

Top tech cars for 2017 If you’re shopping for a new car in 2017, you’ll find many tech improvements.So the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, a compact sedan, will offer an electric, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid, arriving in that order this fall, over the winter, and summer 2017.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs One of Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to levy extremely high tariffs against countries he feels are taking advantage of us, like China.If he does list China as a currency manipulator and slap steep tariffs on Chinese imports, China will take countermeasures.