Feb. 22, 2012
Simulator upgraded to help better develop safety technologies, driver aids
Upgrades to Ford's full-motion virtual test track, VIRTTEX, will help continue to develop and test active safety and driver aid technologies that warn drivers of potentially dangerous scenarios behind the wheel. Upgraded image rendering technologies provide a high-resolution, digitally projected, 360-degree horizontal field-of-view to test and measure driver acceleration, braking and steering performance as well as overall driver reactions in varying conditions.
Ford takes OpenXC global
Whether they're in mature automotive markets or growth regions, drivers want to take advantage of increasingly ubiquitous mobile connectivity. At the NASSCOM India Leadership Summit, Ford demonstrated the OpenXC research platform and the potential for open-source application development. Developed by Ford Research and Innovation and
New York City
-based Bug Labs, OpenXC is designed to unleash the power of local developers to determine niche market-specific applications that take advantage of mobile connectivity.
Ford earns top honors for supporting women-owned businesses
The Women's Business Enterprise Council selected Ford for its 13th annual listing of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, the first time an automaker has earned the award. Ford was honored for developing and driving best practices that result in productive business partnerships with women entrepreneurs and valuable products and services for their customers. In 2011, Ford spent
with women-owned suppliers in the U.S., a 22 percent increase from 2010.
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Ford Motor Company
, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit
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