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Ford testing 'autonomous' food delivery in Miami

Ford has teamed up with Postmates to test a self-driving food truck in Miami, in an attempt to better understand how people interact with unmanned delivery vehicles. When we say unmanned, we mean vehicles that appear unmanned. Ford is already running a number of trials with autonomous cars, but this is aimed at better understanding how people actually deal with the car once it's arrived with their food...

2018.5 Ford Transit Custom pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018.5 Ford Transit Custom range have been revealed this week, with the updated van available now from $40,990 before on-road costs. Key visual changes include a refreshed exterior with new bonnet, headlights, daytime-running lights, grille and front bumper, along with the redesigned cabin...

Ford Transit gets M-Sport World Rally Car treatment… and it's awesome

We may give the Poms a fair bit of grief - depending on the time of year and what particular sporting event might currently be going on - but, jeez, you've got to give them credit when it's due. And this WRC-inspired Ford Transit Custom is one of those occasions...

Ford marks 100 years of the commercial vehicle

Any car enthusiast worth their salt knows about the iconic Ford Model T and its widely regarded place in history as the world's first mass-produced automobile. But this year, Ford is celebrating a different Model T… Launched 100 years ago in 1917 – nine years after the debut of the Model T – the Ford Model TT was Ford’s first purpose-built one-tonne van, and represented the beginning of its foray into commercial vehicles...

That's no driverless car, it's just a dude inside a seat... for science!

"That's no moon…", Obi-Wan said as his motley band of rebels neared the Death Star. And, it turns out, this is no driverless car. Instead, it seems some inspiration has been taken from the many memes of people hiding inside seats, or even more elaborately dressed as a seat. The story, as unravelled by NBCWashington...

2018 Ford Transit Custom facelift revealed

The heavily revised Ford Transit Custom has been unveiled overnight in Europe. Following on from the updated Tourneo Custom, the Transit Custom facelift sports a redesigned front end with a new bonnet, headlight graphics, much larger grille, and a new front bumper. Again the Transit Custom is offered in Europe with two wheelbase, and two roof height options...

Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover

The updated Ford Tourneo Custom has been revealed for the European market this week, potentially hinting at a similar makeover for its commercial Transit Custom sibling. Essentially the people mover twin of the well-known commercial van equivalent, the facelifted Tourneo Custom gets a new front grille inspired by various models in the company's line-up, while also gaining a revised interior with a more premium focus...

Ford recalls 400,000 Transit vans in North America, Australia unaffected

A total of 402,462 Ford Transit vans have been recalled in North America over concerns the drive shaft coupling could crack - though Australian versions are not affected. According to reports, Transits that have racked up mileage could be susceptible to the fault, which can cause several major problems like loss of power, or the vehicle could roll away when parked without the handbrake engaged...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option

Ford Australia is finally rolling out an automatic transmission option on front-wheel drive versions of its Transit and Transit Custom vans, addressing a major impediment to local sales success. The updated Transits also get a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine in place of the old 2.2, with more power and torque but lower fuel use emissions, meeting Euro 6 requirements...

Medium van sales are booming right now

The medium-sized van segment grew faster, in percentage terms, than any other part of the new vehicle market in the first half of 2016. According to VFACTS industry data, the Vans/CC 2.5-3.5-tonne segment shot up 21.4 per cent over the same period last year, to 10,480 sales in total (giving it a little under 2 per cent of the overall new vehicle market)...

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