2019 Ford Ranger is right-sized and capable, but not too American

Ford didn’t change a lot from the versions sold in other markets when returning the Ranger ...

The Ford Ranger left the North American market about ten years ago. Since then, it's lived on in other markets, however, with most manufacturing and development happening in Australia. That version of the Ranger was last revamped in 2015 and the 2019 Ranger for North America is much the same.

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Two-legged robot delivers packages to your door

Ford has partnered with Agility Robotics to explore a possible future where autonomous vehicles transport delivery ...

In the near future, delivery truck drivers may be replaced by autonomous vehicles or drones that can take a package right to your door. Ford is looking to this future with a parcel-delivering robot called Digit that can be transported to a customer's address in a self-driving car or van, get itself out of the back, pick up the package and walk up the garden path to the front door.

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Ford talks autonomous autos and Digit two-legged robot

At some point in the not too distant future, there will be autonomous cars cruising the roads with no human behind the wheel. The first place we are likely to see the autonomous auto tech heavily leveraged is for delivery services. The expectation is that someone will order a package online; the autonomous vehicle will be loaded and drive to … Continue reading

Ford self-driving robot helps employees focus on complex projects

Ford has been testing the use an autonomous robot called Survival that enables factory workers to focus on more demanding, complex tasks, the company has revealed. The robot was built by Ford engineers as a way to offload mundane, rote tasks that would otherwise take up engineers’ time. The robot is operating at a Ford plant in Spain. Survival knows … Continue reading

Ford is using a smart, self-driving factory robot to free up employee time

Ford's Survival robot uses LiDAR to get around

As work on self-driving cars continues, Ford is making use of a new self-driving factory robot that can deliver parts quickly and efficiently, modify its routes based on obstacles in its path, and free up about 40 hours of time per day for employees to get on with other tasks.

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MS-RT puts Ford's Transit Connect van into rally mode

MS-RT will release a limited run of 40 Launch Editions in September 2019

We've seen Ford's Transit Connect van take many forms over the years, from converters crafting pop-top campers to others building mobile offices. This time around Welsh tuning firm MS-RT has put its rally racing leanings to work on the vehicle's inside and out for a run of performance-inspired panel vans that are likely to turn a few heads.

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Ford will let Amazon deliver packages into cars for safekeeping

Not too long ago, Amazon made the almost scandalous announcement that it would be letting its couriers into houses via its Amazon Key system. Then this year, it expanded that to garages and finally to cars. Fortunately, the rollout of Amazon Key has been relatively uneventful and companies are, in fact, siding with the retail giant. The latest to join … Continue reading