Last week, Ford showed off its new, predictive pedestrian detection system, which is slated to debut on the 2017 Ford Fusion. But that's not the only safety technology that Ford's been working on. The automaker has unveiled a host of high-tech features that will soon appear on Ford vehicles worldwide.
Here are some of the ones we're most excited about:
Evasive Steering Alert: This similar to the collision avoidance feature found on some other automobiles. Like them, Ford's Evasive Steering system scans the road ahead for problems, sounds an alert if an obstacle appears, and can even apply the brakes.
With the upcoming launch of longer-range, more affordable electric vehicles the auto industry is taking several critical steps towards making alternative power mainstream, but range anxiety isn’t yet a thing of the past.
Now, the federal government is taking steps to address the other big problem: a lack of places to charge electric vehicles.
The plan announced by the Obama Administration will include 55 different interstates, covering 25,000 miles of highway in 35 states.
Coming to a city near you in 2030.
Over the coming decades, a dozen dense and developed cities may aggressively use shared fleets of electric and self-driving cars that could be summoned to pick up passengers and shuttle them to offices and stores.
Such cars, which could carry anywhere from two passengers to 20 passengers, could cost less to use and be more convenient than owning a car, according to a new report from the research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance on Tuesday.
Work With the Customer to Develop an Action Plan
By Mike Cieri, MSIR, Vice President of Mardac Consultants
The following four-step process can be extremely effective in handling a difficult customer:
The carrier is trying to turn cars into Wi-Fi hotspots for less than rival carriers.
T-Mobile is going after a piece of the connected car market with the introduction on Monday of a small wireless plug-in module for cars called the SyncUp Drive.
The ZTE-made device plugs into a common data port in cars, known as the OBD-II port, and allows users to monitor aspects of car performance and maintenance needs while also acting as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The move comes as growth in the wireless phone business is slowing dramatically, and carriers are looking to new areas for adding revenue. One promising market carriers are all pursuing is the Internet of things, which includes connected computing devices ranging from car sensors to smart thermostats and security drones. Some 20 billion to 30 billion smart devices could be online by 2020, according to an estimate by McKinsey & Co.
Wheels President Dan Frank shares his thoughts on some of the biggest challenges facing fleet managers today.
This industry expert doesn’t believe that nearly enough is being done to address the dangers of distracted driving.
Telogis Latitude Conference – Nov. 2, 2016 – At its annual business conference, Telogis, A Verizon Company, announced that it is partnering with John Deere to enable construction companies to derive key data and insights from their connected John Deere equipment to help drive cost savings, efficiency and productivity.
Through this alliance, Telogis and John Deere will enable existing and future mutual customers to leverage John Deere construction equipment’s built-in connectivity. Customers will benefit from access to a richer data set that will help to eliminate manual data entry and generate deeper insights into customers’ operations.
Customers also benefit from the ability to connect back into JD Link™ to order parts and service or contact local John Deere dealers for questions, appointments and equipment troubleshooting. They will also receive more accurate equipment maintenance records that can help lead to better uptime and lower total cost of ownership. Customers can also take advantage of the Telogis Mobile Resource Management (MRM) software platform’s comprehensive feature set, such as jobsite utilization alerting and reporting that features engine hours, whether equipment is being fully utilized, fuel consumption and details on diagnostic codes. Customers’ cost structures are also optimized by leveraging the John Deere telematics devices that come built into the equipment from the factory or installed aftermarket at an authorized dealer.