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Between 2011 and 2016, around 70,000 Ford Fiesta, Focus and EcoSport vehicles sold in Australia were fitted with the company's PowerShift dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Dual-cluch 'boxes are meant to provide faster, smoother shifts than traditional automatics, but the ACCC says that nearly half of all Aussie cars have needed at least one significant transmission repair — and it's taking Ford to court for it.

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Video: The emergency services have by far the toughest job on our roads: they need to navigate through a minefield of traffic, at speed — and that's before they get to the scene of whatever accident they're attending. New Ford tech helps regular drivers know when a police car, ambulance or fire engine is coming up behind them, so they can pull over more quickly and safely and help save lives.

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Sometimes my mates and I play a little game. From a theoretical pile of cash — of course it's theoretical, I'm never going to have half a million bucks — pick a couple of cars within a certain set of criteria. Today's rules? A maximum of three cars, $500K, anything you don't spend is wasted. What would you buy?

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Driving at night is great — the roads are empty, street lights look cooler, the air is cooler and that means my turbo runs better — but it also presents its own set of challenges. One of those challenges is that it's, y'know, dark. And people cross the road in the dark. Wearing dark clothes.

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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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Ford Motor Company announced this week that it's testing 3D printing of large-scale car parts, a move that could eventually lead to the manufacturing of more fuel-efficient vehicles. 3D printing hasn't really gone large scale like this yet, but the potential upsides are huge.

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Ford is exploring how large one-piece auto parts, like car spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.

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Argo AI is the focus of a one billion investment over the next five years from Ford, in a bid to collaborate on the car maker's autonomous vehicle offering.

The artificial intelligence company is founded by the former leaders of the self-driving car teams of Google and Uber, and will include roboticists and engineers developing a new software platform (with potential for licensing) for Ford's fully autonomous vehicle, coming in 2021.

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If you're not a fan of American football — and let's be honest, it's a little bit weird and confusing — you can just watch the good bits: here's every Superbowl 2017 commercial, including the first ever from an Australian company.

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The new Ford Mustang is a very popular car with Autralian buyers — as well as being a beautiful car, it's also the natural spiritual successor to Ford's own outgoing Falcon, the tyre-shredding rear-wheel drive manual V8 that Australia grew to love over its four decades of history. The Mustang, though, has just had a mediocre two-star safety rating handed down to it by Australia's crash testing body ANCAP.