AD #2266 – Nissan Taps NASA Technology, Ford Debuts Performance Edge SUV, Chevy Aims to Cut Ford’s Medium-Duty Lead

January 11th, 2018 at 11:38am

Runtime: 7:20

0:28 Volvo Test Autonomous Buses in Singapore
1:14 Nissan & NASA Work on Autonomous Mobility
1:43 Boeing Develops VTOL for Deliveries
2:39 Mercedes Improves Its Nav. w/ what3words
3:45 Ford Updates Edge, Including New ST Model
5:09 Chevy Announces New Class 4 & 5 Trucks
6:16 Ford Sued Over Possible Diesel Cheating

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9 Comments to “AD #2266 – Nissan Taps NASA Technology, Ford Debuts Performance Edge SUV, Chevy Aims to Cut Ford’s Medium-Duty Lead”

  1. Lambo2015 Says:

    With Boeing’s VTOL capable of 500lbs is it really for packages or personal transportation? You know someone will strap a lawn chair to it. Attach a harness and it would be good for high-rise extraction or those people that get caught in flash floods. Wonder what the range is.

  2. Guy Martineau Says:

    Finally Ford puts fog lights back on the Edge!!

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Now, like most “performance” sub-brands, Ford’s ST offerings go from sporty cars like Fiesta ST and Focus ST, to trucks with automatic transmissions. Oh well. Gas is cheap, and that is what Americans want.

  4. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Boeings gadget looks like a very expensive way to deliver stuff a few miles, but developing and building the prototype in 3 months is impressive.

  5. buzzerd Says:

    What3words sounds interesting but is there some type of logic or mythology to it? So if I tell my friend I’m at dog/poop/pie can he check his location and see that he’s at cat,poop,bread and know he’s close or is it totally random?

  6. roger t Says:

    The Edge ST doesn’t sound like much, in the age where you can get a Hellcat Grand Cherokee. Sounds like just a trim level.

  7. Earl Says:

    Ford Edge ST…..rotary shift knob…sounds like Ford is picking up on what FCA has done. Easier to get used to than what GM is doing when it comes to electronic shifting. Can’t say I care for those Amish wheels but that’s a styling thing that comes and goes.

  8. Lambo2015 Says:

    #6 Yea Roger I was wondering why they didnt just go all out and put the 3.6L twin turbo, and instead went for the smaller 2.7L. I mean 335/380 is good and I’m sure makes it fun to drive. But the Edge is a 4k lb vehicle with AWD.

    Even stranger was I went to the Ford web site and they already have the 2.7L ecoboost offered in the 2018 edge sport. rated at 315/350 So I guess this ST model is just a slight bump in what was already offered.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    #8, I figured one of the turbo fours was the biggest engine in the Edge, until I looked it up, before posting #3. The Edge ST is mostly a trim package, like a number of Dodge R/Ts over the years.

    The 3.5 turbo would make it faster, but it would still be a truck with an automatic transmission. I’m wondering if the 3.5 is physically enoygh bigger that it would be a major thing to use it.

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