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…

Ford and Vodafone prototype warns drivers of accidents and emergency vehicles

Ford and Vodafone are working on a connected vehicle technology that could alert drivers to an accident ahead just moments after it has happened. What's more, the system could also provide early warning that emergency vehicles are approaching – and which side of the road they should move towards to avoid being an obstruction. The…

Ford working with Postmates for self-driving food deliveries in 2021

Ford is working with on-demand delivery platform Postmates in the US to operate a self-driving delivery service, a bit like Amazon Locker on wheels. Currently underway in Miami Beach, the Postmates pilot involves up to 70 businesses, including local favourites like Coyo Taco. For residents in the area, when they order tacos – or almost…

Ford develops Feel The View – a smart window for blind passengers

From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable. However, for blind passengers this is part of the experience they miss. Until now, that is. Just announced by Ford is a prototype smart car window which aims to change the experience for the blind and partially-sighted people by enabling them to visualise passing…

CES 2018: Ford announces partnership with Waze navigation app for SYNC3

Ford has just announced that any 2018 vehicle, equipped with SYNC 3 version 3.0 or greater, will be able to run navigation app Waze on its touch screen, thanks to a new integration with Ford SYNC AppLink. The news is especially welcome for iPhone owners, as AppLink will enable iOS users to use Waze with…

Ford’s brainy benches to offer free solar powered mobile charging and wi-fi

  Worrying about a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past, at least to those living in parts of London.  Ford and smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy are rolling out smart benches to offer pedestrians free solar-powered mobile charging and free wi-fi access while they sit and rest across the city. The collaboration…

New tech from Ford advises drivers of approaching emergency vehicle

Trying to locate the source of a siren when you are behind the wheel can be stressful and can also delay the progress of an emergency vehicle if you don't move out of the way quickly and safely. So Ford has developed a technology that sends a signal from the ambulance, fire engine or police…