If the name of the game is innovation, patents can be an important indicator
Thanks to public patent records, there's a possible chance everybody will already know some of the best features of the upcoming Ford Bronco. Motor Trend recently found patent applications for removable doors, we found another set for half-doors, and after some additional digging, here's another that shows a possible cloth top option — that can be extended beyond the vehicle to serve as a canopy. The patent application, filed in Germany by Ford Global Technologies, shows 15 illustrations
Patent paperwork details four different portals
Big, swappable bed-mounted unit that would probably require a forklift.
Take over steering by tilting a device or touching a virtual wheel.
We wouldn't expect much of a performance penalty.
Will mid-engined C8 Corvette get active side skirts and spoilers?
The turbine and compressor aren't physically connected.
Six-cylinder bike looks to pay homage to 1970s CBX.
Roughly half of adults get queasy just by reading a book as a passenger.
It's called the Grand Commander and it adds a seventh seat.
It could be placed where Superchargers aren't available.
Take the wheel — literally.
When sensing it's about to hit a pedestrian, the car would change the rigidity of its body panels, bumpers and the hood using underlying cables, rods or springs.