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Six hot car technology trends to watch in 2017

December 13, 2016

Will your next car talk to traffic lights? Are diesel engines on their last gasp? Have electric vehicles charged into the mainstream? Those are some of the questions new technologies and vehicles may answer in 2017. The auto industry’s present is starting to sound a lot like science fiction, thanks to technologies with names like V2X communications, smart infrastructure and e-axles.

Ford tops industry for U.S. patents granted in 2016; employees set new record for annual number of inventions

December 12, 2016

Ford employees are driving innovation throughout the business at record pace, netting approximately 1,500 U.S. patents so far this year - the most of any automaker and a 25 percent increase versus 2015. Ford employees have submitted the most patent applications in the company’s 113-year history this year -in both the United States and globally.