Body tracking technology is used by elite athletes to better understand their biomechanics so they can improve their performance. But the same tech is being used by Ford at its Valencia Engine Assembly Plant in Spain. Staff there are being fitted with body tracking technology to design less physically taxing workstations, promote good posture and enhance manufacturing quality.
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Ford doesn't sell self-driving cars - yet. But some of the associated technology has begun to creep into its commercially available vehicles. Its latest premium SUV, the Ford Escape Titanium, boasts automated brakes that kick in without any input from the driver when it senses an incoming collision. Terrifyingly, we got behind the wheel to test out this feature for ourselves. Here is the video.
Over the weekend, Ford hosted a 'hackathon' to encourage developers to utilise its in-car SYNC system, which launches in Australia next April. This video shows demos of all the apps built at the hackathon, covering everything from finding cheap fuel to tracking tradie jobs and logging vehicle travel.
Ford made the unfortunate but not unexpected decision last night to shutter its Australian manufacturing operations. A by-product of the announcement is the death of a great Australian motor car: the Ford Falcon. This iconic car has quite a history in Australia, but does that make the car an instant classic? Should you buy one now to profit from it in future?