AutoComplete: Ford goes sci-fi by adding graphene to its cars
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Ford has been quietly researching ways that it can use graphene in its vehicles since 2014, and it looks like now it has an answer.
Ford found by adding as little as one half of one percent graphene by [UNKNOWN], it can cut noise transmission from things like direct injection pumps and [UNKNOWN] by a significant amount.
It also helps foams and plastics that have to heat better, which is a good idea under a hood.
Expect to see it used in cars by the end of the year.
Ride hailing is big business, and in China it's even bigger still.
That's why Daimler, parent company of Mercedes Benz, is considering partnering with Chinese car company Geely, AKA parent company of Volvo and Lotus, to form a ride hailing partnership that would ideally rival Didi Chuxing.
While things are still just in the early stages, it could mean a big shake up for things in China.
People of the internet are crossing all their fingers and toes in hopes that Ford's Bronco will be awesome and totally off-road ready.
We've had precious little news on that front to this point but word around the school yard is that Ford is considering selling it with a seven-speed manual transmission from Getrag.
That will certainly make things interesting in four-wheel drive town, because three pedal options are getting rarer and rarer every year.
Fingers crossed that this is one rumor that ends up being true.
Find more on these stories over at the roadshow.com, we'll talk to you tomorrow.
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