Ford uses 3D printing for next-generation locking wheel nuts

As car security systems become increasingly sophisticated and thieves turn to their attention to car parts, Ford engineers are using 3D printing technology to develop next-generation locking wheel nuts. Together with EOS, a supplier for high-end solutions in additive manufacturing, Ford has created locking nuts with contours based on the driver’s voice. Like an iris scan…

Ford develops ‘smart kennels’ to keep dogs relaxed during fireworks

Ford has designed a noise-cancelling kennel for dogs to ease the stress created by fireworks displays celebrating the New Year. The quiet kennel uses similar noise-cancelling technology found in cars and headphones but remains a concept for the moment. Microphones inside the prototype detect the sound of fireworks and transmit opposing frequencies from built-in speakers…