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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.

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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.

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Car-makers can be a ruthless bunch when it comes culling some of the most beloved vehicles out of their catalogue. A lot of this has to do with the economics rather than car bosses toying with our unhealthy attachment to inanimate objects. Regardless, this still doesn’t make parting ways with an icon any easier. We’re car lovers and if there was ever a chance to play God for a day and resurrect the dead, we’d bring back these eight icons.

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Think back to the modern era of cars and you’ll recall that there’s not been a year without a concept car to wow the crowds. Whether it’s rolled out from a factory in Italy, England, Japan or America, concept cars have long been the testing bed for cutting-edge technology and design. It’s also this very reason that a lot of these insane concept machines never actually make it onto public roads short of spawning one or two examples.

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If — like us — you've been a bit turned off the big, glossy Sony stereos sitting in the centre of the dashboard of some Fords, your salvation is here. Ford has teamed up with esteemed Danish audio design house Bang & Olufsen — specifically the younger, freshier, funkier B&O Play — in a move that promises better sound in every single future Ford car.