Sensing a Safer Future
- Probe scores best of three Fords in latest crash test. // AutoWeek;10/3/94, Vol. 44 Issue 40, p17
Reports on the performance of three Ford vehicles in the government's 35-mph crash test in 1994. Ratings; Contact information.
- Ford sees simple safety solutions. Henry, Jim // Automotive News;6/6/1994, Vol. 68 Issue 5555, p20
Reports on Ford Motor Co.'s low technology safety improvements on its automobiles. Seat belts; Foot pedals.
- Tot Guard. // Time;10/13/1967, Vol. 90 Issue 15, p84
A preview of the padded plastic body shield Tot Guard from Ford Motor Co. is presented.
- Safety Obsession. Peters, Eric // Consumers' Research Magazine;Nov2000, Vol. 83 Issue 11, p33
Evaluates several safety features added to automobiles. Automatic door locks; Daytime running lights; Criticism on the Belt Minders installed in Ford automobiles.
- 2000 Taurus pioneers Ford `smart' airbag system. Brooke, Lindsay; Kobe, Gerry // Automotive Industries;Apr99, Vol. 179 Issue 4, p26
Describes Ford Motor's Advanced Restraint System (ARS), a smart airbag system available in firm's 2000-model Taurus and Mercury Sable. Optional front seat-mounted side bags; Dual-stage driver and passenger airbags; Improved seatbelt retractors; Chest loads impact; Accelerometer-based crash...
- Mich. court upholds airbag liability. Freedman, Eric // Automotive News;9/29/1997, Vol. 71 Issue 5733, p18
States that the Michigan state Court of Appeals is upholding a judgment against Ford Motor Co. The case resulting from an automobile crash in which the driver's airbag failed to open; Details of the lawsuit.
- Airbags Get Smart. McCosh, Dan // Popular Science;Apr99, Vol. 254 Issue 4, p40
Announces the plans of Ford Motor Co. to install dual-stage airbag systems in all its automobiles. Airbag requirements of the United States federal government; How the airbag system works.
- Trunk Release Protects Kids. Wilson, Jim; Brill, Louis; Chaikin, Don; Coledan, Stefano; Ditlea, Steve; Fillon, Mike; Gourley, Scott; Weissler, Paul // Popular Mechanics;Jul99, Vol. 176 Issue 7, p24
Introduces trunk safety release systems for automobiles developed by General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.
- Soft Landings. Mayne, Eric // Ward's Auto World;Jun2001, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p41
Reports on the efforts of automakers to develop safety devices to protect pedestrians. Number of pedestrians killed in the United States in 2000; Details on the impact-absorbing bumpers and fenders to be introduced by Toyota Motor Corp.; External air bag system developed by Ford Motor Co.