Ford and GM were cheating in the payload

December 31, 2014 at 10:37 pm

The rating “payload” is one of the most important parameters of a pickup truck. But it turned out that some of the trucks of Ford and GM cannot carry as much as stated by the manufacturer.
Both companies recognize that during the calculation of the ranking of the payload certain pickups they filmed only some parts, including bumpers and spare wheel. Without these components curb weight is reduced, allowing the company to claim a higher payload than the recommended buyers to showrooms.
Rating payload is calculated by determining the difference between the total mass and equipment.

The Ford told that the company has started using this practice for another F-250 pickup truck, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty truck of 2011 model year. Then there has been removed as much as possible of elements including spare tire and even the radio central console.

2011 Ford F-450 pics

2011 Ford F-450 image


Ford Transit will receive new side airbags

December 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Ford decided to protect passengers of 15-seat bus Transit and the industry’s first full-scale invented a safety cushion in the form of curtains. It was specifically designed to “help provide increased protection for the head and neck in the event of a side impact or rollover.”

In size, it is approximately three times more than conventional side airbag ordinary sedan, and works the same as a traditional system. The Ford claims that, despite the much greater volume of gas cushion inflates instantly and has been designed in such a way to turn around evenly.
Pillow, developed in conjunction with a global supplier of active and passive safety TRW Automotive, is 4.6 meters in length.

Ford Transit 2014 pics

Ford Transit 2014 picture

Ford vehicles will be able to recognize the driver

December 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Computer giant Intel, along with the American manufacturer Ford presented the system of recognition of the driver in the cabin. It will be able to download your personal settings man sat down behind the wheel, and limit the use of the vehicle by unauthorized persons.
The project will include Project Mobii integration into the vehicle of special cameras and sensors, as well as some semblance of artificial intelligence. This combination has really turned an ordinary car into a smart car that can in some way to communicate with the driver.
So, on the idea of Intel and Ford, complex Mobii will reduce the likelihood of theft of the vehicle due to the recognition of the human face, sitting behind the wheel. The owner will be able to bring in the right amount of computer profiles drivers should operate. In the event of discrepancies Mobii simply will not allow the car start. In this photo the alleged hijacker will be sent to the mobile device owner that will facilitate the capture of the criminal.

project mobii pics

project mobii picture

New details of the next generation of Ford GT

December 25, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Ford has revived plans to introduce a sports car GT at the Detroit Auto Show, which will take place in January, according to «Carscoops». The car will receive as a racing version, which will participate in various competitions, including the race 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the civilian version. Only 1200 sports cars are scheduled to be released.
In the sale the new generation of car will go in 2016. Mid-engine sports car will get a layout. The racing version will be presented with a 3.5-liter V6 engine from the family EcoBoost. Road modification will be powered by a 5.2-liter V8, from Mustang GT350. Capacity of such motor will be about 625 horse powers and 677 Nm of torque.

next generation of Ford GT pics

next generation of Ford GT image

“Eleanor” from “Gone in 60 Seconds” failed at auction

December 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Ford Mustang sports car of 1967 release, nicknamed “Eleanor”, starring in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”, failed to sell at auction house Mecum. Details about the auction, as well as the initial value of the lot are not known. The current owner of a unique sports car bought it in May last year for one million dollars.
This car is the only surviving of the 11 specimens that were released for the film. However, only three coupes were “on track.” Two of them were broken while filming stunts. Offered for sale sports car was used for close-up shots, and was involved in a promotion for the film.

Eleanor pics

Eleanor picture

Unexpected report of the American agency JD Power and Associates

December 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

In the United States recently was conducted a study on cars and it was ranked the most convenient and reliable car seats in 2014. In its report, the American agency JD Power and Associates put first chair brand Ford. The second and third places were taken by Hyundai and Porsche. So, Ford’s seats are more comfortable than Porshe has? Wow!

The survey was lasting almost 4 months. During this time, the agency surveyed 86,000 owners of new cars. The question was: “Have you experienced any discomfort with seating in the first 90 days of ownership machine?” Also, respondents rated the quality and design of car seats. Ultimately, the findings of the “coefficient of problems” – the average number of breakdowns, claims on design and usability for 100 cars.

Ford seats pics

Ford seats picture

Ford got a new multimedia system Ford Sync 3

December 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Carmaker Ford Motor announced the third generation of the infotainment system Sync. It was replaced by an American company software platform, fix bugs, improve the speed of work and make the interface more convenient and understandable for the driver.
Changes really happen a lot, but we’ll start with the name of the product. Earlier multimedia complex was called Sync with MyFord Touch, it was an updated version of a short notation Sync 3.
Ford has done the right thing by getting rid of the brand MyFord Touch, which was associated by consumers with the failures and problems. The automaker said that the development of the new system to the views and wishes of about 22 thousand customers.

new multimedia system Ford Sync 3 image

new multimedia system Ford Sync 3pics