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Ford Police Responder Vehicles Pass Michigan State Police Testing

Earlier this month, Ford proudly announced that it's the first automaker to manufacture a pursuit-rated hybrid police car and a pursuit-rated full-size pickup truck for law enforcement agencies. These vehicles, which were revealed earlier this year, allow law enforcement agencies across the nation to use a greater variety of pursuit-rated vehicles in their fleets.

The vehicles -- the 2019 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder -- successfully finished the rigorous 32-lap police vehicle testing at Michigan's Grattan Raceway last month.

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Ford Joins Forces With Domino's to Examine Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Vehicles

Ford and Domino's Pizza are working together to gain a better understanding of the role self-driving vehicles will play in delivering food to customers, as researchers will scrutinize customers' dealings with a self-driving vehicle. This assessment will help both Ford Ford and Domino's gain a deeper understanding of customers' views on using self-driving vehicles for food delivery services.

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This is Ford Global Caring Month

All throughout the month of September, teams of Ford employee from 38 countries will devote their time and energy to community service projects such as feeding the hungry and repairing shelters and schools. The goal is to improve people's lives around the world, thanks to the thousands of Ford employees and the community improvement projects that are launched in their cities, towns and villages.

Here in the U.S., Ford volunteers in 24 states will participate in over 115 service activities on Ford Accelerated Action Day (September 15).

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Boasts Quiet Start Mode

It's interesting how engineers come up with their ideas. For instance, in the case of the industry-first Quiet Mode (also known as "Good Neighbor Mode") that is found only on the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, it all started because somebody called the police on Steve von Foerster, Ford Motor Company's former head of vehicle engineering.

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Commemorating 100 Years of Ford Truck History

After witnessing the success of his Model T, Henry Ford decided to turn his creativity to to producing a vehicle that would serve customers that were asking for a utility vehicle that was capable of carrying heavy loads. The Model TT truck was introduced on July 27, 1917, and featured the same cab and engine as the Model T, but with a work-duty frame that was capable of taking on a cargo bed and hauling a one ton load. With a factory price of $600, there were 209 Model TT vehicles sold that first year.

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Ford Named Presenting Sponsor of Woodward Dream Cruise

Recently Ford announced that the automaker is going to be a presenting sponsor of the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise, the country's largest annual celebration of auto history and culture. This year's Woodward Dream Cruise is expected to draw over 1.2 million people and 40,000 cars to the Saturday, August 19 event.

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Ford Invests $900 Million in Kentucky Plant

In June, Ford unveiled plans to invest an additional $900 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to equip the facility to manufacture all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs that will be delivered to U.S. dealerships in the fall. The company will also export the SUVs to more than 55 markets around the world, proving that Ford is one of the top United States auto exporters.

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2018 Ford F-150 Finally Adds Turbodiesel Power

 

If you thought the best-in-class 12,200 lbs. max towing and 470 lb-ft of torque of the 2017 Ford F-150 was a lot, we apparently have another thing coming. The 2018 F-150 is right around the corner with upgraded engines, seven new grilles, and changes to every engine that make them more powerful and efficient. There will also be higher towing numbers, led by the new Power Stroke turbodiesel V6.

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