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New Ford lab integrates wearables and vehicles

At Ford’s new wearables research laboratory, scientists and engineers are working to integrate wearable devices and vehicles to enable driver-assist technologies to be more aware of the driver behind the wheel – particularly when that driver is stressed or sleepy.

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Ford’s world-first knee airbag in new Mustang

Ford has developed a new innovative knee airbag design for its new 2015 Mustang, becoming the first automaker to integrate an airbag within the glove box lid, instead of the instrument panel, to replace a separate knee airbag. The design also provides more room for front seat passengers.

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Kolon to supply airbag fabric to Autoliv

Kolon Industries has signed a three-year contract worth US$38m with airbag supplier Autoliv to provide one-piece woven polyester side curtains for Ford.

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Blachford Acoustics Group purchases TMAT

TMAT, the UK-based manufacturer of acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles, has been purchased by North American manufacturing company Blachford Acoustics Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Ford introduces innovative airbag design on new 2015 Mustang

Ford is introducing a new inflatable airbag restraint design that provides the front seat passenger in a Ford Mustang with knee airbag protection while significantly reducing system size and weight, enabling a roomier interior for more comfort.

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Ford and Coca Cola unveil PlantBottle fabrics

Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle technology has been applied for the first time beyond polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging as part of the interior fabric of a plug-in hybrid research vehicle.

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Ford seat monitors driver’s heart rate

A seat that can monitor a driver’s heart rate and help older drivers known to have heart conditions has been developed by a team from Ford’s European Research and Innovation Centre in Aachen, Germany, and the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University.

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