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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.

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In case you haven't heard, self-driving (or 'autonomous', for a very specific value of the word) cars are the Next Big Thing. Every car-maker is working on one, and if they're not, they're looking at companies like Uber and Mobileye and Bosch who are. Ford has its own autonomy plans well underway, and the latest version of its self-driving Fusion Hybrid packs in a bunch more high-tech sensors to understand the world around it in real time.

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Keeping new plans under wraps can be tricky. Ford have come up with a fascinating solution, though.

Inspired by those "squint and you see the hidden image" optical illusions, "industry spies" (yes, they are a real problem) are being outwitted by an incredible 3D camouflage that lets engineers test top-secret prototype cars on public roads. Here's how they do it.