Ford SUV Factory Gets $25 Million Investment

Ford SUV Factory Gets $25 Million Investment

Ford is looking to become even more competitive in the SUV market – and it’s doing so with a $25 million investment at the Ford SUV factory in Louisville, Kentucky in hopes that it will assemble more of the big SUVs that will challenge its biggest rival, General Motors. By using this investment, the American carmaker will be able to increase production of both the new Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator by 25% compared to what the company was planning last fall, when the two redesigned SUVs first hit dealerships like Gurley Motor Co. “The Expedition and Navigator products are very important to both the Ford and Lincoln lineups,”

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Projects to Do With The Whole Family

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Projects to Do With The Whole Family

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about some family-friendly crafts you can do around the house to celebrate. If you’re stuck on what it is you should do, never fear – here at Gurley Motor Co., we have a couple of our favorite DIY St. Patrick’s projects outlined here.   Fashion a leprechaun hat. Style your children as leprechauns for St. Patty’s Day with ease. All you need to do is help them make their own hats. Grab a large sheet of green paper, along with a sheet of orange and gold paper each, tape, and glue. Fold the green paper lengthwise and cut along

Ford Connected Car Open-Source Platform Set for Development

Ford Connected Car Open-Source Platform Set for Development

The future is here for Ford – and it looks like we’re all going to be connected. The American carmaker recently announced a number of initiatives during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show with the hopes to enhance connected car development. One of these is the Ford connected car open-source platform, which will off vehicle-to-everything communications for cities, cyclists, and automobiles. Together, Ford is working with Autonomic, a Palo Alto-based self-driving car startup, to help develop the Ford Transportation Mobility Cloud, which will connect cities and cars together. This Mobility Cloud will be an open-sourced platform, which will allow companies and cities to join if they want to join the connected

Ford Self-Driving Vehicle Program Teams Up with Postmates

Ford Self-Driving Vehicle Program Teams Up with Postmates

Over the last year, the Ford self-driving vehicle program has been growing. From a $1 billion investment in Argo AI to a new pilot with Domino’s Pizza, its success continues. The American carmaker is now conducting another pilot program with Postmates in order to learn how self-driving vehicles can change the delivery experience.   Throughout the pilot program, when consumers use Postmates to place an order, a self-driving vehicle could act as the delivery boy. This will allow Ford to study not only what the merchant experience must be like at the point of delivery, but also what the customer experience needs to be at the same point.   This

Ford Patents Smartphone Key Fob Technology

Ford Patents Smartphone Key Fob Technology

Ford is making waves with innovation as it dives into the world of technology. Ford has patented a phone case that lets you turn your smartphone into a key fob. The case would allow your smartphone to lock, unlock, and open the trunk, and could even unlock the car automatically when you get close to it. While the key fob case would function much in the same way as a normal key fob, it would be one less device you have to keep track of and carry, and it’s much easier to keep track of your smartphone, and find it again if you lose it, than a set of keys.

How to Rotate Your Tires

How to Rotate Your Tires

Rotating your tires is an important part of tire maintenance; it keeps the wear on your tires even, which means they’ll last longer and improve safety on the road. There are various rotation patterns to follow that depend on what kind of tires you have. As such an integral part of vehicle maintenance, make sure you know how to rotate your tires. There are two general kinds of tires that matter when you’re deciding how to rotate your tires: directional and non-directional. Directional tires work best when rotating in one direction, whereas non-directional tires work equally well in either direction. If you have directional tires, you’re going to switch the

Ford’s Robotic Butt to Improve Seats

Ford’s Robotic Butt to Improve Seats

Seat comfort and durability are major issues in modern vehicles, and no automaker is working to improve them more than Ford. Ford’s robotic butt aims to test vehicle seats thousands of times to simulate years of wear. From there, Ford engineers use the data to construct more durable and comfortable seats. Dubbed the Robutt, this invention takes testing seat comfort and durability to the next level. It simulates entering and exiting the vehicle 25,000 times, a decade’s worth of wear, in just three weeks’ time. Using the device, engineers have been able to map where drivers apply pressure while operating the vehicle. Prior to the introduction of Robutt, Ford used

Christmas Towns in New Mexico

Christmas Towns in New Mexico

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means that Christmas is quickly approaching. Fortunately, there’s still time to get the whole family into the Christmas spirit. Check out these Christmas towns in New Mexico that take the holiday season to a whole new level!   Albuquerque It should come as no surprise to anyone that’s ever been there that Albuquerque takes the top spot on our list. Also known as the Duke City, Albuquerque is home to a River of Lights in the ABQ Biopark. The Old Town Plaza features decorations upon decorations, and visitors can take a ride on Christmas Eve in the luminaria trolley tour. To top it all

Ford and Autonomic Team Up for the Future of Mobility

Ford and Autonomic Team Up for the Future of Mobility

In a new investment that looks to the future of transportation, Ford and Autonomic have teamed up. Autonomic is a Silicon Valley-based company that creates autonomous vehicle platforms and software. With this partnership Ford can advance its self-driving vehicles even more. “The platform would allow us to build services, as well as others, because the platform would be open to cities and other services,” Ford Smart Mobility communications manager Alan Hall told The Verge. “The layer that Autonomic provides is non-differentiated services.” Possible uses for this partnership include the Chariot service that uses Ford Transit vans to move people through cities, the new Domino’s autonomous delivery vehicles, self-driving Lyft cars, or

New Mexico’s Clean Energy Proposal Moves Ahead

New Mexico’s Clean Energy Proposal Moves Ahead

Early last month, New Mexico regulators voted to start discussions about New Mexico’s clean energy proposal. This new proposal would help shield utility customers from the costs associated with environmental regulations. The workshops, which were held in Santa Fe in mid-October, allowed the public to share their opinions on the new proposal, which would call for utilities to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 4 percent by 2040. Across the state, utilities are already making progress on this goal. The Public Service Co. of New Mexico, the state’s largest electric utility, is making plans to close part of its coal plant in northwest New Mexico, opting to invest in new