My first car was a new light blue two-door Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang, the pony car, has always been an American Icon. The original Mustang was launched at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964.
50th Birthday Celebration Party for the 2015 Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang is having a 50th Birthday Celebration Kickoff party in Norman, Oklahoma, from April 9 to 12 and they will be offering cruises to both of the Las Vegas and Charlotte events from the kickoff party. The Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Speedway events both will be from April 16 to 20, 2014.
The 2015 Ford Mustang is not on sale yet. Sales begin fall 2014. The future 2015 Ford Mustang will be a rear-drive performance pony car. Ford Mustang engineers have been working hard to fully redesign the new 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The 2015 Ford Mustang promises to be the most technologically-advanced and most efficient mustang sports car ever. It will have a new four-cylinder engine.
The 2015 Ford Mustang will be the first Ford vehicle with the newest enhanced version of the AppLink smart phone connectivity system. The 2015 Ford Mustang will be paired with functions on your smartphone. This new technology is all driver focused. The 2015 Mustang EcoBoost and GT Track App feature collects performance data that will indicate to the driver how the vehicle is performing whether it is degrading or improving.
Other driver focused features of the 2015 Ford Mustang include a standard backup camera and push-button ignition; cross-traffic alert to warn drivers of oncoming traffic when backing out of parallel and perpendicular parking spaces; forward collision warning and cruise control. Tire pressure for each tire can be individually monitored through four selectable driving modes that fit them best.
Technology is always changing. While Ford is celebrating the kickoff party for the new 2015 Ford Mustang future car technology is being researched and tested that will provide us safety and give us information.
Future Automotive Innovations Coming
Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication or V2V and V2I. Ford is currently researching and testing vehicle-to-vehicle communication or V2V that will result in less car accidents on the road. A study was published in 2010 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing V2V having the potential to reduce 79 percent of the vehicle crashes on the road. There is a second study being tested vehicle-to-infrastructure communication or V2I which would allow vehicles to communicate with road signs and traffic signals and provide information to the vehicle about safety issues. With V2I a traffic management system could give us information for the possible routes to travel. The V2Vand V2I use digital signals to send information back and forth to cars. Reports by the NHTSA say if we incorporate both V2V and V2I systems we could reduce all vehicle crashes by 81%.
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Self-Driving Cars. Google engineers are currently researching and testing this innovation on Google’s Cars. Google’s testing shows cars learned to identify when there were pedestrians crossing and stopped to let them pass. Self-driving cars would have the option of platooning which means multiple cars will drive very close to each other and act as one unit. GM is also doing this same testing. It is believed we will see self-driving cars in showrooms within the next decade.
Augmented Reality Dashboards or AR. This innovation is being researched and tested for both drivers and passengers. BMW does already have a windshield display in some of their vehicles which displays basic information. They are going even further to develop augmented reality dashboards that will identify objects in front of a vehicle and give the driver the distance they are away from the object. The AR display will show information on top of what the driver is actually seeing in real life. Toyota is also working on this.
Airbags that Help Stop Cars. Mercedes has been researching and testing this innovation for several years. They are working on a way to make airbags a part of an active safety system. They are even experimenting with airbags underneath the car that will stop a car before a crash. Airbags would deploy using sensors that determine an impact.
Energy-storing Body Panels. This innovation is being researched and tested for hybrid vehicles in Europe. A group of nine auto manufacturers in Europe are testing body panels that can store energy and charge faster than today’s conventional batteries. Toyota is researching lightweight energy storing panels and body panels that capture solar energy and store it in the lightweight panel.
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