Ford Studies Distractions
- Ford's view of the next wave of automotive electronics innovation. Richardson, Ed // Automotive Industries;Mar2013, Vol. 193 Issue 1, p18
The article focuses on the efforts of Ford Motor Co. to develop new technologies for driver assistance and mobile device connectivity in automobiles. It mentions that the company is researching on the use of realtime sensor data that helps in evaluating the external factors that affects the...
- Ford Extends Commitment to App Developers by Contributing AppLink to Open-Source GENIVI Alliance. Case, Lenny // Automotive Industries;Feb2013, Vol. 193 Issue 2, p704
The article reports that Ford Motor Co. will contribute the proprietary source code for AppLink, its in-car smartphone application interface, to the GENIVI Alliance. Ford is the first American automobile manufacturer to contribute a software from one of its open-source project to expand its...
- Simulator will help Ford study driver behavior. Connelly, Mary // Automotive News;1/15/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5912, p70
Reports that Ford Motor Co. will try to quantify how distracting in-vehicle cell phones, navigation systems and laptops are to drivers. Use of vehicle simulator; Concerns about mounting in-vehicle distractions.
- Tales of a taxi driver's mate. Duodu, Cameron // New African;Nov2013, Issue 533, p80
A personal narrative is presented which explores author's experience of driving Pilot V8 automobile from Ford Motor Co.
- SCIENCE OF FEEL: Design shift. Johnson, Mark // Automotive Body Repair News;Jun2006, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p70
The article reports that Ford Motor Co. is utilizing "HAPTICS" to design a new floor shifter. HAPTICS is the science of integrating the sense of touch into human-machine interactions. The company is doing research into a haptic switch playback system. The system can change the characteristics of...
- New engine gives Ford drivers hope. // South Texas Automotive Report;Jul2010, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p14
The article reports that Ford Motor Co.'s drivers, such as Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle, had been given hope with the company's FR9 engine.
- Study: Increase in Texting and Driving Despite Legal Bans. // American Agent & Broker;Jan2012, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p10
The article focuses on a study by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSA), which found that, nearly one in every 100 drivers were texting. emailing. surfing the Web or otherwise using a handheld electronic device.
- From vehicle design to retail, Ford wants to be female-friendly. Connelly, Mary // Automotive News;3/17/1997, Vol. 71 Issue 5704, p3
Focuses on Ford Motor Co.'s initiative to make its vehicles more appealing to women buyers and its dealerships more friendlier to women. Scott Rigell's hiring of women for nontraditional dealership jobs at Freedom Ford; Stronger female-friendly image sought by Ford even as truck sales mount;...
- Women on wheels. Poe, Randall; Courter, Carol Lee // Across the Board;Sep95, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p5
Reports on a research conducted by Ford Research and Analysis Department indicating that women bought or were the main drivers of more than one-third of cars and trucks sold in 1994.