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Ford Using Robot Dogs to Speed 3D Scanning of Manufacturing Facilities

Ford Using Robot Dogs to Speed 3D Scanning of Manufacturing Facilities
Each time Ford prepares to retool one of its factories, it has to 3D scan the space to update its digital model. Computer-aided design is used when updating factory layouts, and gathering 3D scans of the space typically takes humans weeks of work.
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Texas Chosen as the Location for Billion Dollar Tesla Cybertruck Factory

Texas Chosen as the Location for Billion Dollar Tesla Cybertruck Factory
Many automakers have been moving out of states where unions are common, such as northern states and California, instead moving into southern states such as Texas, where unions are rare. Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have announced that the location for the hotly contested Cybertruck factory has been chosen.
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Get Your Colored Pencils Out for the New Ford Bronco

Get Your Colored Pencils Out for the New Ford Bronco
Some of the most important vehicles that Ford has unveiled in recent memory are the new 2021 Bronco and Bronco Sport. Both SUVs are aimed at the off-road crowd who wants to get out and have some adventures.
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How the AMC Gremlin Tried to Compete with the VW Bug

How the AMC Gremlin Tried to Compete with the VW Bug
This is how they did it in the days before Microsoft PowerPoint. Greg’s Automotive dug up this awesomely retro bit of automotive history which features a sales training presentation for the original 1970 AMC Gremlin.
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This Jimco Hammerhead Class 1 Baja Racer Is an Iridescent Beauty

This Jimco Hammerhead Class 1 Baja Racer Is an Iridescent Beauty
When it comes to Class 1 Baja race cars, they’re usually covered with so much mud, dirt, and bugs, that you really don’t pay attention to their color scheme or body styling. But in the case of this beauty from Jimco Racing, we have an off-roader that’s as beautiful clean as it is dirty.
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Ford Police Interceptors Kill Coronavirus with Extreme Heat

Ford Police Interceptors Kill Coronavirus with Extreme Heat
In the course of duty, Police officers have to transport strangers in their vehicles. This can create all kinds of health risks, as you don’t know what sort of illnesses their passengers might be carrying. Cop cars often use plastic rear seats that can be hosed down and cleaned with disinfectants.
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What’s New in FCA’s UConnect 5?

What’s New in FCA’s UConnect 5?
Every car manufacturer these days has its own high-tech infotainment system. One of my favorites has been Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ UConnect system. In recent years, it’s been considered one of the most reliable and intuitive systems on the market, making its way into vehicles from Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Chrysler.
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10 Great Mustang Movies to Watch While You’re Staying Home

10 Great Mustang Movies to Watch While You’re Staying Home
Most of us our doing our part to stay home as much as we can these days, so that means less time behind the wheel, and more time on the couch. The good news for gearheads is that there are tons of great car movies for you to enjoy from the comfort of your living room.
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Tesla Cybertruck Camper Add-on: Camp to the Future

Tesla Cybertruck Camper Add-on: Camp to the Future
Tesla’s upcoming electric Cybertruck drew both cheers and jeers when it broke cover. With its primitive stainless steel body, its looks have divided opinions on whether it’s something a first grader would have come up with, or an innovative new approach to vehicle design.
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Putting 13-inch Rims on a Hummer H2 Looks as Stupid as It Sounds

Putting 13-inch Rims on a Hummer H2 Looks as Stupid as It Sounds
Over the years, I’ve seen some really stupid things done to cars. One trip over to Reddit’s Awful Taste but Great Execution subreddit will fill your eyeballs with all kinds of automotive sins (among other horrors.) 
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Pontiac Aztek + Trans Am = Trans Aztek

Pontiac Aztek + Trans Am = Trans Aztek
The Pontiac Aztek is arguably one of the ugliest vehicles ever created. While the early take on a crossover certainly wasn’t Pontiac’s proudest design moment, the brand did make lots of great sports cars over the years, with the 1970s Firebird Trans Am being one of the most iconic of its cars.
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Crash Testing Sprint Cars Includes Dropping Them from the Ceiling

Crash Testing Sprint Cars Includes Dropping Them from the Ceiling
Since crash testing of vehicles first started, the practice has saved countless lives, influencing the design and engineering of just about every aspect of modern cars, trucks, and SUVs. But cars designed for racing must handle much more extreme forces in order to protect their occupants, with reinforced roll cages, protective head restraints, and form-fitting racing seats with five- or six-point harnesses among their standard equipment.
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Simulating Driving on Other Planets

Simulating Driving on Other Planets
These days, automakers use virtual reality and simulation software to figure out everything from ergonomics and aesthetics to visibility. Car companies also use things like wind tunnels to simulate drag, and treadmills to test wear and tear.
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Comparing the Bloodhound LSR with a Bugatti Chiron and an F1 Car

Comparing the Bloodhound LSR with a Bugatti Chiron and an F1 Car
If you’ve been following any of our coverage of the Bloodhound LSR, you know that this jet-powered vehicle is insanely fast. Not too long ago, it achieved a speed of 628 mph, as it tore across the South African desert during a testing run.
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From the Vaults: Ford F100 Exploding Balloon Commercial

From the Vaults: Ford F100 Exploding Balloon Commercial
Take a trip back in the wayback machine to 1976, back to a time when automotive companies loved to show off the capabilities of vehicles using outlandish stunts. In this vintage commercial for the Ford F100, they rigged up the pickup truck with a couple of propane torches then ran it alongside a bunch of balloons.
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