By now, most people have heard about Ford’s Focus, a self-driving electric car that was developed in partnership with Ford Advanced Technologies (FAT).
But for those unfamiliar with the Ford Focus, we’ve compiled a short overview to give you an idea of what you can expect.
The Focus was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this year, and the car was announced to the public in April.
It’s powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged four-pot V6 and a Ford Advanced Autonomous System (FAS), a company that has designed a number of self-driven vehicles for the company, including the Ford Fusion and the Ford Explorer.
In fact, it’s not even clear whether the Focus is the first autonomous car to be built using the FAS.
That title goes to a Ford Pinto, which has been working on a self the driving capability since 2012.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ford Motor (F) have also been working with Ford on a range of autonomous vehicles, including its new XC90 pickup truck.
So what is the Focus?
The Focus is a small, two-door compact SUV, designed to be driven by a human driver in a city, but without any on-board technology.
The car’s design is based on the Ford Pup, which was designed to make it easy to navigate the city in order to save fuel.
The Focus’ electric motors can also be used to help the driver avoid dangerous situations.
The interior is a mix of premium materials and features, including a leather and vinyl dashboard, a black leather-wrapped steering wheel, a heated steering wheel and a driver-assist features such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.
It also has the ability to drive itself by having the vehicle automatically detect the driver and respond accordingly.FET and Ford are collaborating on the Focus, which is now being marketed by the company as a vehicle that is capable of driving itself and will soon be available in the U.S. and Canada.
The FET vehicle has a range between 5,500 to 6,000 miles and is powered by an electric motor and battery.
Ford says the Focus will be available as a one- or two-wheel drive vehicle in the future.
Ford says the first of its cars to be self-controlled is the Ford F-150, which will be launched in 2019.
The automaker is also partnering with Ford to develop the F-80, which could be introduced as early as 2019.
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Ford has also created the F1, which comes with a fully autonomous driving system, a steering wheel with a touchscreen display and lane assist.
The first F1 prototype has a top cruising speed of 65 mph (104 km/hr).