Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
What Does the new MyFord Smartwatch App do?
Ford is a world-leader in producing electric and hybrid cars. Vehicles such as the Focus Electric and C-Max Energi are some of the best green vehicles on the market. Now Ford has just found a way to make its green vehicles even better through the use of new and innovative technology Ford has designed a new application for smartwatches called MyFord specifically for their electric and hybrid cars. We have had a lot of people coming into our dealership recently to ask us, what does the new MyFord Smartwatch App do? So we have decided to take some time to answer that question for you. (more…)
How Does Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist Work?
Most pickup truck drivers haul trailers frequently. Trucks like the Ford F-150 offer great performance and can haul trailers with ease. However, backing up trailers has always posed a major challenge for drivers, until now. Ford has designed a new Pro Trailer Backup Assist option on the 2016 Ford F-150. We have had a lot of customers coming into our dealership who are very excited about this new technology. Therefore, we have decided to take some time out to answer the question, how does Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist work? (more…)
How Ford Split View “Around Corner” Cameras Work
There is nothing more frustrating than trying to make a turn when cars are parked all along the street that you’re trying to turn down, keeping you from seeing whether or not the coast is clear. Thankfully, there is finally a solution to the problem. Ford has developed industry-first split view cameras that work similar to rearview cameras, but they give you the ability to see what may be lurking around the corner. Even better is that this technology is already being implemented in new Ford vehicles. (more…)
Upgrades for New Ford Sync 3 Infotainment System
It was just recently made known that Ford would be replacing their MyTouch system with something a bit more updated and in line with the times. The new system, dubbed Sync 3, is expected to bring a much better user experience along with it, and to fill you in on all of its capabilities, we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the upgrades for the new Ford Sync 3 infotainment system. (more…)
How the Ford Dynamic Social Shuttle Ridesharing App Works
As services like Uber are beginning to gain a great deal of popularity, many consumers—especially those in larger cities—choose to utilize ridesharing services rather than purchase their own vehicle. A great deal of automakers are sitting back and watching as their sales numbers drop, but innovative companies such as Ford are embracing the changes. The automaker has been developing an Uber-like ridesharing service, and although it’s not quite ready to go to market, the Dynamic Social Shuttle app could be available soon.
Seeing as the system is still in the development stages, there isn’t too much that is known about its abilities, but to clear up some of the confusion and to answer some of the most common questions that are floating around online, we thought it would be helpful to look at how the Ford Dynamic Social Shuttle ridesharing app works. (more…)
Lightweight Carbon Fiber Materials in Ford Vehicles
Fierce emissions restrictions and fuel economy standards are still a few years in the future, but they are definitely looming, and only a few automakers are making an attempt to become compliant before those laws are put in place and before those limitations stop them off from manufacturing their products. Among the select number of automakers is Ford. The company is making a push to reduce fuel consumption, and they recently teamed up with a company to help drop some pounds from the weight of their vehicles. (more…)
How EcoBoost Engines Achieve High Fuel Efficiency Ratings
Just about every new engine finding its way into the Ford lineup is getting the highly sought-after EcoBoost badge, which serves as a symbol of performance and economy. Because the capabilities of the engines are so impressive, Ford continues to improve the technology, and it’s only helping to increase the abilities of their vehicles. EcoBoost engines are helping to improve Ford vehicles, but to show you exactly why the engines are so beneficial, we thought we would take a closer look at how the powertrains operate. (more…)
How Ford’s Intelligent Speed Limiter Technology Works
Over on the other side of the pond, Ford just unveiled a new feature of their multi-purpose S-Max that is gaining a great deal of attention all over the world. The feature is an Intelligent Speed Limiter that keeps the vehicle from going any faster than the speed limit of the road allows. It all sounds quite restricting, but the speed limiter technology can be switched off whenever you want to control speed on your own. (more…)
Ford ‘Active Noise Control’ Engine Recording
It’s impossible to please everyone. Back in the day, throaty engine noises that stemmed from powerhouses such as the Mustang and F-150 were all the rage, but it didn’t take long before consumers started to crave more practicality. They wanted the engines to be more powerful, yet more fuel efficient. As time went on, Ford discovered new systems such as EcoBoost engine technology, which helped to provide increased fuel economy ratings, but made engines so efficient that the sought-after engine roar all but disappeared. (more…)
Ford EcoBoost V6 vs V8 Engines
There have been quite a few rumors floating around online which state that Ford will be discontinuing their V8 engine after 2017, and although the models that appeared at the Detroit Auto Show seem to show that there is some truth to that statement. Of course we hope that it is not true, but with a closer look at Ford EcoBoost V6 vs V8 engines, it seems that ridding their line of the V8 would actually be quite logical. (more…)