Get ready to hear a lot about autonomous cars at CES this year. We’ll start our coverage with Ford, who said its Smart Mobility plan will take cars to the next level of connectivity and autonomy. A press release from Ford said the big picture for the Smart Mobility is to use innovation to not only create advanced new vehicles but also to help change the way the world moves by solving today’s growing global transportation challenge

Apparently, the newly redesigned — and newly aluminum-rich — Ford F-150 has been appointed the official vehicle of 2015 International CES. A press release from Ford said the Ford F-150 demonstrates Ford’s product excellence and innovation and will serve as a good showcase of the brand at the 2015 CES

Driver safety is a rapidly growing concern, and both OEM and aftermarket manufacturers are finding new features to heighten awareness and inhibit inattentiveness behind the wheel for the driving consumer. In addition, convenience features in highly optioned vehicles fresh from the factory also have made strides to the mainstream consumers.

Just take note of the list of new car features that now come as standard or optional equipment from the factory:

It seems that Ford, a company that will ditch the BlackBerry and provide iPhones for some of its employees, alongside General Motors who are working on wireless charging capability for its vehicles,...

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