New Tech Comes to Classic Trucks – It’s Gonna Be Awesome!

Ford Atlas Concept 2013 AutoBlogWhen I was a kid back home we had a lot of work to do around the house and around the property. And sometimes the work from 1 would tie into the work for the other. Gathering, chopping, loading and stacking firewood is probably the best example of that.

One of the coolest parts (even though it wasn’t a tons of fun chore at the time) was driving the wood from the pile in the yard to the house to unload it. It wasn’t a long drive, but I was 14 or 15 and I was driving! I would hop into the F-150, get my left foot down on the clutch and try not to stall out when I was starting, or shifting, or stopping, or anything really. It was a whole different experience, and a lot cooler, than driving around the yard in a lawn mower!

And now, 17 years later, while that F-150 still sits in the parking lot beside the shop, Ford continues to pump out new models with new technology – including the brand spanking new Atlas concept that premiered at 2013 auto shows across North America.

The Atlas brings features like a 360 degree camera and a centre screen display that allows the driver to see everything that’s going on around them things are safer and easier than ever. And even more helpful are the Trailer Backup Assist and Dynamic Hitch Assist that are making work easier, faster and better in pick-up trucks. Personally, I hate backing up with trailers of any kind, so the help would be appreciated. The camera and back up assist would have been pretty cool to have when I was learning to drive and had trees and gardens and stuff to try and not run into.

Now, it’s a concept truck, so who knows which pieces will be picked and put into production on F-150s – but I’m hoping that if anything gets added to every truck it will be the fuel saving features like the active grille, wheel shutters and power-deployable front spoiler and running boards that make the truck more aerodynamic and save gas, which saves money, which is good, really good!

In the end… the Atlas concept is a cool looking truck that got a good reaction at auto shows and it isn’t alone. If you want to see what else popped up this year, you can read more get excited! It’s a cool time for car and truck tech, I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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New Tech Comes to Classic Trucks – It’s Gonna Be Awesome!

Ford Atlas Concept 2013 AutoBlogWhen I was a kid back home we had a lot of work to do around the house and around the property. And sometimes the work from 1 would tie into the work for the other. Gathering, chopping, loading and stacking firewood is probably the best example of that.

One of the coolest parts (even though it wasn’t a tons of fun chore at the time) was driving the wood from the pile in the yard to the house to unload it. It wasn’t a long drive, but I was 14 or 15 and I was driving! I would hop into the F-150, get my left foot down on the clutch and try not to stall out when I was starting, or shifting, or stopping, or anything really. It was a whole different experience, and a lot cooler, than driving around the yard in a lawn mower!

And now, 17 years later, while that F-150 still sits in the parking lot beside the shop, Ford continues to pump out new models with new technology – including the brand spanking new Atlas concept that premiered at 2013 auto shows across North America.

The Atlas brings features like a 360 degree camera and a centre screen display that allows the driver to see everything that’s going on around them things are safer and easier than ever. And even more helpful are the Trailer Backup Assist and Dynamic Hitch Assist that are making work easier, faster and better in pick-up trucks. Personally, I hate backing up with trailers of any kind, so the help would be appreciated. The camera and back up assist would have been pretty cool to have when I was learning to drive and had trees and gardens and stuff to try and not run into.

Now, it’s a concept truck, so who knows which pieces will be picked and put into production on F-150s – but I’m hoping that if anything gets added to every truck it will be the fuel saving features like the active grille, wheel shutters and power-deployable front spoiler and running boards that make the truck more aerodynamic and save gas, which saves money, which is good, really good!

In the end… the Atlas concept is a cool looking truck that got a good reaction at auto shows and it isn’t alone. If you want to see what else popped up this year, you can read more get excited! It’s a cool time for car and truck tech, I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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