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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.

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The main aim of a hackathon is to build a basic app in a limited period of time, but your success can have as much to do with your final presentation as with the quality of your code. Here are ten tips to maximise the impact of that slideshow and demonstration.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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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.

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One of the dozens of buildings on Ford's Detroit campus is the Research And Innovation Center, which tests proposed vehicle designs. As you'd expect, it has a motion capture studio and a stack of other tech gear. What you might not expect is that is has an in-house barber.