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Ford launches self-driving car tests in California in 2016

Ford will use its Silicon Valley lab as a headquarters to begin testing the autonomous Fusion Hybrid on public roads in 2016.

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Ford headed to court over false MPG claims [UPDATE]

Blue Oval Had Already Revised Hybrid MPG Ratings Downward

New York judge declines to throw the mpg-spurred case out.

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Ford partnering with MIT, Stanford on autonomous vehicle research

Ask any car engineer what's the biggest variable in achieving fuel economy targets, and he'll tell you "the driver." If one human can't understand human driving behavior enough to be certain about an innocuous number like miles per gallon, how is an autonomous car supposed to figure out what hundreds of other drivers are going to do in the course of a day? Ford has enlisted the help of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to find out

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Michigan latest state to approve autonomous vehicle testing?

The state of Michigan is set to join Japan, the United Kingdom and the US states of California, Florida and Brandon Turkus

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Ford reveals automated Fusion Hybrid [w/video]

Autonomous cars may still be in their infancy, but more and more big names in the auto industry are diving in head first. Nissan is already making strides with a semi-autonomous Leaf EV and G

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Ford hit with another lawsuit over C-Max, Fusion Hybrid mpg claims

Ford is waiting to see if it will be facing several class action lawsuits over its mileage ratings - three of which were filed in late April. Suits filed in federal courthouses in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California claim Ford is overstatin

2014 Ford Fusion order guide reveals new base Hybrid model, equipment changes

We've gotten our grubby little digits on the dealer order guide for the as-yet-unreleased 2014 Ford Fusion thanks to an anonymous tipster, and while there isn't much that's unexpected, there are some meaningful equipment changes to report after the rakish sedan's first year on the market.

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Ford C-Max, Fusion hybrids subject of MPG lawsuit in California

A California lawsuit over the fuel economy claims for the 2013 Ford C-Max was first reported back in December. Based on the numerous reports we've heard of disgruntled owners failing to get their car's EPA fuel economy ratings on the C-Max and Jeffrey N. Ross

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Consumer Reports says '13 Fusion Hybrid comes up short on MPG

Last year, Ford claimed that its Fusion Hybrid sedan was one of the company's many models that beat the magic 40 miles per gallon fuel-efficiency figure, but Consumer Reports discovered that the automaker is just dreaming, Green Car Reports says.

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EPA to investigate Ford C-Max, Fusion fuel economy

The Environmental Protection Agency has said it "will look at the report and data" from Consumer Reports indicating that the 2013 Ford C-Max and Fusion hybrids don't come close to achieving their fuel economy estimates of 47 miles per gallon. In CR testing, the C-Max Hybrid averaged 37 mpg; the Fusion Hybrid averaged 39.

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Consumer Reports calls out Ford for false Fusion, C-Max hybrid fuel economy claims

Consumer Reports is calling out Ford, saying the new C-Max and Fusion hybrids don't get anywhere near the 47 miles per gallon the automaker claims.

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Ford adds Titanium trim to 2013 Fusion Hybrid [UPDATE]

Ford obviously thinks it was on to something good when it decided to offer its Lincoln MKZ sedan with a no-cost hybrid option, as the Blue Oval will now be taking a similar tack with its new Fusion Titanium. For $32,995, the range-topping 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium can be equipped with either the s

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2013 Ford Fusion does the techno sound collage music thing

If you're wondering what the 2013 Ford Fusion has to do with techno music... well, join the club – we have no idea. We'll defer to an expert, musician Joshua Harrison:

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Pricing added to 2013 Ford Fusion configurator

We've noticed that 2013 Ford Fusion configurator has been updated with dollar values for each of its four models, however, we're not so sure the pricing is that black-and-white. Ford has also updated the disclaimer at the bottom of the page, to read, "Prices and features are for survey purposes only and are sub

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Pricing added to 2013 Ford Fusion configurator, "Luxury Package" costs more on hybrid

We've noticed that 2013 Ford Fusion configurator has been updated with dollar values for each of its four models, however, we're not so sure the pricing is that black-and-white. Ford has also updated the disclaimer at the bottom of the page, to read, "Prices and features are for survey purposes only and are sub

Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part II: Ford

In response to my last column on this subject – Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part I: 54.5 mpg is going to be hard to reach – commenter TxPatriot wondered why (non-hybrid) modern cars can't deliver the 53-58-mpg fuel economy he says his 1989 Geo Metro does. "I've yet to receive a satisfactory answer to this question," he wrote.

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