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Qualcomm introducing Drive Data platform for sensor fusion

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Qualcomm is introducing the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to collect and analyze intelligently information from a vehicle’s sensors.

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Obama green-car rules, next Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, the outgoing Obama administration aims to quickly enact more green-car rules, the next Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle may get a boost in range over the current Tucson Fuel Cell, and a second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype will begin testing in the new year. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi: Software Tweaks For Drivability Improvements

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The 2017 Ford Fusion, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, enters its fifth model year with what the industry calls a mid-cycle refresh: a few styling updates, some new standard equipment, and changes to trim levels. Green Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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Fusion Hybrid again used for latest Ford autonomous test vehicle

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If you see a Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan cruising along with no apparent input from the driver, rest assured that you are not hallucinating. Since 2013, Ford has used modified Fusion Hybrid sedans to test autonomous-driving technology. Detroit Auto Show Autonomous cars CES self-driving cars

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi electric range rises to 22 miles

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The all-electric range of every type of plug-in car has risen since their introduction in 2011, and will continue to increase with further boosts in battery energy density. This means that not only electric cars will get longer ranges, but so will plug-in hybrids. The latest maker to join the parade of increased electric-range announcements is.

MIT team proposes ARC fusion reactor: affordable, robust, compact

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The design point has a plasma fusion gain of Q p ≈ 13.6, yet is fully non-inductive, with a modest bootstrap fraction of only ∼63%. Resources.

Most Plug-In Electric Car Sales, 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Panasonic Funds Gigafactory: Today's Car News

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Today, the company that sold the most plug-in electric cars worldwide in 2015 isn't one of the usual suspects, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid get some updates, and Panasonic commits $1.6 billion to the Tesla battery "Gigafactory." All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

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CHECK OUT: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test (Mar 2013) After a customer complained of problems. Here's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline? Maintenance Canada

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2013 Ford Fusion to offer Auto Start-Stop option to save on gasoline costs

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Ford Fusion Or Toyota Prius: Environmentalist's Vacation Dilemma

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Carbon guilt weighed heavily on my mind as I approached the car rental counter at the Salt Lake City Airport. The book I was reading on the plane (Sustainable Energy, by David JC Mackay) suggested that my portion of the energy for the round-trip plane ride from Boston and back would amount to roughly 12,000 kilowatt-hours. That is roughly equal to.

Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept: How To Make A Car 25 Percent Lighter

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Light weight will soon be big business at Ford. The company''s F-150 truck, going aluminum for the first time with the 2015 model, sheds 700 lbs over its predecessor, thanks to its new construction. Ford sells over half a million F-Series every year--big business indeed. This technology and other lightweight materials could also be used to cut the

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Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

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Professor George Miley of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of its Fusion Studies Lab, reported on progress toward a “cold fusion battery”—a small power unit that uses a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) (i.e., The handful of scientists who continued research avoided the term “cold fusion.”

2015 Ford Fusion: Smaller EcoBoost Engine, Manual Gearbox Gone

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The 2015 Ford Fusion sedan now has a simplified lineup of engines, and all of them continue to have just four cylinders--but one has gotten smaller. Time was when mid-size sedans routinely came with V-6 engines of 3.0 to 3.6 liters. But these days, those are rare and expensive high-end options--if they''re even offered at all.

Nissan Plug-Ins, Two Tesla Updates, Ford Fusion Lightweight: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Nissan''s plug-in hybrid plans, a bill to permit Tesla Motors'' direct sales model in New Jersey, and the Ford Fusion Lightweight concept points toward more-efficient cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An update on plug-in electric car sales for May, including the first sales numbers for the 2014 BMW i

June Plug-In Car Sales Surprise: Ford Fusion Beats Chevy Volt

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We''ve got used to seeing plug-in car sales inexorably rising over the last few years. Different models sell at different rates of course, but when one or two cars each month hit some kind of individual sales record, the growth is rarely remarkable. But every so often we''re taken by surprise by one car''s performance. This month, it''s that of th

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla gigafactory opening, Apple electric-car charging: Today's Car News

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Today, we have more details on the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, a date for the grand opening of Tesla's battery "gigafactory" in Nevada, and hints that Apple may sell electric-car charging stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's major news with our Week in Reverse feature. Today in Car News

New Cadillac to introduce sensor fusion

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Keep your eyes peeled for the new 2013 Cadillac XTS – which will include the first application of a Driver Assistance Package from General Motors, using sensor fusion. The new system uses heterogeneous sensors and positioning technologies to aid drivers in their efforts to avoid crashes by pinpointing road hazards. It is seen as a [.].

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Ford tests Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicles driving in complete darkness

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For the desert test, Ford engineers wearing night-vision goggles monitored the Fusion from inside and outside the vehicle.

2015 Chrysler 200: 36 MPG Highway Tops Fusion, Camry

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With highway economy of 36 mpg, the 2015 Chrysler 200 isn''t the most fuel-efficient vehicle we''ve written about recently, but it has an important job to do. The old model, despite being widely loathed by anyone forced to rent one at airport desks around the country, sold in large numbers in the U.S. In 2013, it topped 122,000 units and in 2012

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Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid earns top marks for safety

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Well, it''s time to think again if the standards of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid (pictured) are to be followed.

2013 Ford Fusion: High-MPG Engines, Hybrid, Plug-In (Video)

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Now that we're back from the Detroit Auto Show, we can say with confidence that the two most important cars of the show were the 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Dodge Dart.

Jay Leno Drives The Focus Electric And Fusion Plug-In Hybrid

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The online series Jay Leno’s Garage usually plays host to exotic supercars and brawny muscle cars but in the latest episode two of Ford’s greenest models, the 2012 Focus Electric and upcoming 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, are featured.

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2013 Ford Fusion Start-Stop System Priced At Just $295

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Ford has announced pricing for the stop-start system on the 2013 Ford Fusion. Usually a system fitted to hybrid vehicles, the Fusion is the first non-hybrid midsize sedan available with stop-start technology, which cuts the engine at a standstill to save gas. Ford claims the system improves real-world fuel efficiency by about 3.5

Ford Fusion wins Green Car of the Year

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The all-new Ford Fusion has been crowned the 2013 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Tentatively Priced From $27,995

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One of the most anticipated cars of the year is the 2013 Ford Fusion, which will be attempting to cater to a much wider audience than the current model thanks to the introduction of three separate variants: regular gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. While the plug-in hybrid, or Energi as Ford likes to call it, won’t be available at this

Ford Fusion Vs Hyundai Sonata: Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage Comparison

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When it comes to mid-size sedans with multiple options for green powertrain, the 2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Hyundai Sonata are fairly well matched. Both offer base naturally-aspirated engines, two turbocharged engines of similar displacements, and hybrid models.

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2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan was Ford's second hybrid vehicle after the Escape Hybrid crossover. The Fusion Hybrid, launched early in 2009 as a 2010 model, was a sensation.

Ford prices Auto Start-Stop system in non-hybrid 2013 Fusion 1.6L EcoBoost model at $295

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Ford is offering the Auto Start-Stop system on its new non-hybrid 2013 Fusion equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ) for $295. We expect the average Fusion driver with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and Auto Start-Stop will save about $1,100 more than other midsize sedan owners during five years of driving.

2013 Ford Fusion: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

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The current Ford Fusion has been a big success for Ford, so there are high expectations for the new model. As with the Ford Focus, the new Fusion, unveiled at Detroit, will also be sold in Europe. We revealed all the details of the new Fusion yesterday, and today we're able to bring you a full live

2013 Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrids To Be Modified To Boost MPG In Real-World Use

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That noise you heard yesterday afternoon? That was the sound of the other shoe dropping. Ford said yesterday that it will "enhance the on-road fuel economy performance" of the 77,000 2013 hybrid models it''s sold over the last year, in an effort to "improve customer satisfaction." The announcement is a response to widespread press reports--on this

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Sandia team reports significant output from MagLIF fusion technique

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The method could be useful as a future energy source if the individual fusion pulses can be sequenced like the firing of an automobile’s cylinders.

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Ratings From NHTSA, IIHS

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The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, the plug-in hybrid variant of Ford''s midsize offering, is the latest to join that list, with a top five-star score from the National Highway Traffic

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ZF TRW to supply next-gen S-Cam4 systems to European automaker in 2018; ADAS and automated driving; sensor fusion

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ZF TRW also has just launched its first production passenger car and commercial vehicle radar and camera fusion systems. ZF TRW announced the initial contracts for its next-generation camera system—the S-Cam4 family—with a major European manufacture, with deliveries to begin in 2018. The S-Cam4.x Semi-automated driving demo.

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Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Ford Fusion

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The new 2013 Ford Fusion is stunning on the street; it may well be the best-looking mid-size sedan on the market. And it comes with no fewer than five different powertrains, all of them as or more fuel efficient as those in the previous Fusion sedan.

2013 Ford Fusion: Full Details Of All-New Mid-Size Sedan At Detroit Auto Show

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Unlike most cars, the current Ford Fusion is selling better now than it has at any time during its eight-year model run. That's a great lead-in for Ford, which is launching the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion at the Detroit Auto Show.

Ford Hybrid Cars: Fusion, C-Max, Escape And More, Ultimate Guide

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Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited. A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of the biggest changes. 2004 saw the launch of its very first hybrid, the 2005 Escape Hybrid, and the maker''s cars have gone from strength to strength ever since. But what do you

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Is Ford Fusion Energi (20-Mile Electric Car) A Volt Competitor?

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As far as we know, not a single auto journalist has yet driven the upcoming plug-in hybrid Energi models of the 2013 Ford C-Max and 2013 Ford Fusion. It led us to wonder whether the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2013 Ford Fusion

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Gas-powered cars have made exceptional strides in fuel economy in the past few years. Maybe the most striking progress has been made by the mid-size sedan, where a 30-mile-per-gallon combined gas mileage rating is no longer out of reach--it's reality for at least three of the four top sellers. One of the most striking examples of the class is the

All-New 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47-48 City MPG: Report

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The all-new, entirely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan may be rated by the EPA as high as 47 or 48 mpg on the city cycle, according to reports on a website that follows Ford news. The redesigned Ford Fusion sedan will be largely identical to the next Ford Mondeo sedan for Europe under the "One Ford" plan that entails selling the sam

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Mercedes-Benz previews next-generation intelligent safety and driver assistance systems; “sensor fusion”

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Figuratively speaking ,” he said, “ the next S-Class won’t just have eyes at the front; it will have 360-degree all-round vision. ” Of crucial importance in this respect is the networking of all systems, or “sensor fusion”. Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent Drive” systems. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Weber. —Thomas Weber. 50 m, 45°).