Today’s car market is much different than it was just a few decades ago. Now car companies are putting more and more focus on developing self-driving cars. Though many brands—including Ford—have been working on these technologies for several years, now is the exciting time when much of the research seems to be coming to fruition.
In December 2017, Ford made an announcement about its ongoing process of building a self-driving car. According to Jim Farley, the company’s president of global markets, Ford is preparing to test a new self-driving car on public roads as early as this year. Instead of using the LiDAR units that were located on rearview mirrors, Ford’s new self-driving car will use a small unit on top of the car that will take in its surroundings.
The team at Randall Noe Ford is looking forward to watching the continuous development of Ford’s new self-driving car and is also excited to see what new ways Ford might use the technology. Will they have their own fleet of self-driving delivery vehicles? Or perhaps put their self-driving technology to use in a self-driving truck? Only time will tell, and we can’t wait to find out.
Trick-or-treat night is quickly approaching which means it’s time to give your kids a refresher on proper Halloween safety. From costumes to walking door-to-door, a few simple pieces of advice can go a long way this Halloween. Check out these Halloween safety tips courtesy of Randall Noe Ford!
Never Go Inside
While most homeowners will sit out on the porch or hand out candy from their front door, a few might ask children to step inside. It’s extremely important to warn your children against doing so. If the homeowner insists the child come inside in order to get candy, it may be time to get the authorities involved.
Double Check Masks
Double check that your child’s Halloween costume mask fits well and doesn’t obstruct their vision or breathing. Even a minor discomfort can evolve into something worse after a few hours of trick-or-treating. Makeup makes for a great alternative to most conventional masks.
Go With a Group
Heading out for a night of candy gathering is more fun with a group. Not only that, but there’s safety in numbers. Drivers can easily spot a larger group of children as opposed to a sole child. Get together a group and head out for trick-or-treat night with a calm mind.
Ford recently announced that it will be releasing an extremely limited 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition to follow up on the success of the previously-released ’66 Heritage Edition. This Heritage Edition pays homage to the legendary Ford GT40 Mark IV race car, which was driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Hoyt back in 1967 at the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race.
The special edition Ford GT will be notable for its gloss-finish Race Red color and white stripes, as well as an exposed carbon exterior package. Further setting it apart as a victorious racer homage is the Frozen White No. 1 hood and door graphics, similar to that worn by the 1967 Le Mans winner. The 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition will sit on 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels and will sport red brake calipers and silver rearview mirror caps.
Inside, the GT model will boast leather trimming for the carbon fiber seats with red accent stitching that mirrors the stitching on the steering wheel. Other interior features include satin dark stainless appliques, anodized gray paddle shifters, and red seat belt webbing.
“In creating a worthy successor to the 2017 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt,” explained Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance. “The 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win, with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford’s storied history of racing.”
Want more information on the new special edition Ford GT? Contact us at Randall Noe Ford today. But bear in mind: this one will be gone faster than you can say 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition three times fast.
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