The title of best-selling sports coupe in the world is a highly coveted honor, and the new Ford Mustang has stolen the spotlight and claimed the title for another year. In fact, it’s the fourth year in a row that the Ford Mustang has earned the prestigious honor.
More than 113,000 were sold around the world in 2018. More
than 75,000 left dealership showrooms in the United States alone.
The Ford Mustang was available in 146 countries in 2018, and
more than 500,000 sixth-generation units have left dealer lots since it debuted
in 2015. In total, the Mustang nabbed 15.4 percent of the segment market share.
“We broke the mold when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years
ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets. “Nothing says freedom,
the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like Mustang; it’s an icon. The
roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most
popular sports coupe in the world.”
The Ford Mustang Bullitt helped fuel the sport car’s fire by
surpassing global sales forecasts by 25 percent. Now in its 55th year, the Ford
Mustang continues to stand out with a nod towards the muscle car’s heritage.
Self-driving technology is new, exciting, and has a lot of promising applications. Ford recognizes the limitless possibilities of self-driving technology and is working with a group of small-business owners who operate flower shops, dry cleaners, and a pet car shop in Miami, to see how self-driving tech can work to improve their business flow.
Delivery is an often-requested service of
a florist, but many smaller shops cannot afford the cost of a dedicated driver.
A clever solution may be on the way in the form of a fleet of self-driving cars
that serve multiple businesses in the area at once.
The service works via a mobile application.
When the florist has a delivery request they need only request one via the app,
receive a notification when the self-driving vehicle has arrived, and then load
the cargo into the storage area. The recipient then receives a call or other
notification to go out and retrieve her beautiful arrangement from the vehicle
when it arrives. The vehicle then continues on its way to another delivery,
perhaps for a completely different business, like a dry cleaner.
The technology is still in the trial phase,
and no driverless vehicles are currently in service, but the trials that are
currently collecting data have been promising and the potential for this
service to help owners of small businesses in a variety of fields is very
We’re eager to see how Ford will use self-driving tech to help business owners. Contact Courtesy Ford today for more information!