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Topic - Paul Mascarenas
State-of-the-art sensing, computing and communications systems are not only quickly changing consumer expectations in people's everyday lives, but are driving innovation in the automotive industry at an incredible pace in preparation for the future.
The exciting new Ford Evos Concept showcases a visionary technology experience under development by Ford engineers. The innovative concept vehicle, which will be unveiled to the public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, reveals how technology can dramatically enhance the driving experience for each individual customer.
As Ford's fuel-efficient vehicles gain momentum in California and could spread nationwide, company researchers are showcasing what could be next - intelligent vehicles that wirelessly talk to each other to reduce crashes and the billions of gallons of gas wasted in congestion each year.
"So far we've just scratched the surface of what is possible," said Mascarenas. "In the Fusion, we have sensors and actuators that act independently as part of the assist features. The next phase, currently in research, involves sensor fusion, where engineers learn how to more comprehensively characterize the environment by blending multiple signals, and add externally available information through cloud connectivity."
"Ford was founded on the innovative spirit of Henry Ford, and the opportunity today to reinvent the driving experience excites us just as it probably would have him," said Paul Mascarenas, vice president and chief technical officer of Ford. "Technology is enabling Ford to bring a new level of awareness and intelligence that will dramatically enhance our customers' time behind the wheel."