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Ford Mustang Mach-E’s first recall addresses loose bolts

The first Mach-E crossovers have barely begun to reach customers, and Ford has already issued its first recall for the vehicle. Fortunately, almost all vehicles affected by the “subframe bolt issue” noted will be serviced before being delivered, and Ford says that the “fewer than 75” affected EVs that have reached customers will get checked …

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A silicon chip shortage is causing automakers to idle their factories

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images You may have noticed that it’s difficult to get ahold of new high-end graphics cards and game consoles these days. In large part, that’s due to an ongoing global shortage affecting semiconductor foundries. As it turns out, the problem is even more pronounced in the auto industry. In fact, …

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Ford is switching to Android OS for infotainment in 2023

Enlarge Aurich Lawson On Monday, Ford and Google announced a new partnership that will see the automaker work with Google on in-car technology. Perhaps the biggest news is that Ford is switching to Android for its infotainment systems by 2023. That means future Fords will feature Sync systems that use Google Maps and Android’s excellent …

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Spin will test scooters with remote parking capabilities this spring

Spin / Ford If you live in a city where e-scooter companies are allowed to operate, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled upon a lone scooter far from its counterparts. These can be an annoyance, especially if they’re clogging up a busy sidewalk. Spin wants to address that problem. The Ford-owned subsidiary is working with a …

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Ford delays some Mustang Mach-E orders over ‘quality checks’

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Ford technically started Mustang Mach-E deliveries in December, but some drivers will have to wait considerably longer. Electrek has learned that Ford has delayed several hundred deliveries of the electric crossover by up to a month for “additional quality checks.” The brand didn’t elaborate on what issues might have prompted the checks, but …

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Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

USA Today Sports / reuters On a semi-weekly basis, we compile a collection of the best long-form stories on tech, tech culture and more. We’ve collected a list of the best selections from 2020 for you to revisit — or enjoy for the first time — as we finish up one dumpster fire of a …

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Recommended Reading: Driving the Ford Mustang Mach-E

James Lipman/Ford 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive: Worth the hype Lawrence Ulrich, Autoblog The marketing hype was at an all-time high for Ford’s “Mustang” EV, but thankfully, the American automaker has met expectations. Autoblog took the Mustang Mach-E for a spin and offered some impressions as to how it stacks up against the rest …

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Ford will use its Escape SUV to power a self-driving car service

Ford With the unveiling of its latest autonomous test vehicle, Ford believes it’s one step closer to offering a commercial self-driving car service (via NBC News). In a new Medium post, the automaker detailed its fourth-generation autonomous test vehicle, claiming in the process that it includes all the technologies the company needs for commercialization.   “With …

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Mustang Mach E pre-delivery app lets you set up the car before it arrives

Ford has unveiled a new app feature for its upcoming Mustang Mach-E that will save you the hassle of setting up navigation, climate control, charging stations and other personal settings once it’s delivered. “Remote Vehicle Setup,” will instead let you pre-configure vehicle settings from home and save them in the cloud, then apply them once …

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Ford’s electric Mustang dragster covers a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds

Just the other day we saw Lucid Motors put its EV on the drag strip, and now Ford has released video of its purpose-built electric Mustang. It claims that the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype raced down the quarter-mile in just 8.27 seconds at 168 miles per hour. The company plans to run the car …

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