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The new Ford Focus that’s set to go on sale in January next year, complete with the ability to reverse park by itself, also has another trick in its bonnet, revealed today.

Or rather, its door: when you open a door in a tight space, it pops out a padded rubber door edge protector in just 60ms that acts as a cushion between the door’s edge and any other object that might be in the way. Like, say, a really expensive BMW.

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Like gadgets? Like cars? What are you doing next week then? Electricpig’s got two tickets to give-away to an exclusive event, Start More Live, taking place in London on the evening of 25 May. There you can see the brand new, super smart Ford Focus in the flesh, as well as loads of new fangled tech, including Minority Report style “stealth screens“. Read on and find out how to enter.

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Ford working on bubble cars

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But not as we know them. Ford’s going to start injecting microscopic air bubbles into the plastic parts, reducing weight and improving performance while saving fuel. Sounds crazy, but this is no April fool.

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The new Ford Focus, due to hit forecourts with Ford Sync and MyFord Touch technology in 2012, will have the ability to phone for help if you crash, CEO Alan Mulally has revealed in his CeBIT keynote. Even better, it’ll use GPS and cell towers to tell emergency services where to find you, and automatically speak the language of the 999 operator in the country where you had the prang.

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We’ve taken the new Ford Focus for its first test drive on British roads, but when we pulled up to get out, it finished our test run with a surprise: it parked itself. The 2011 Ford Focus is the first in its class to boast automatic parallel parking assist. Switch it on, cruise past a space, and it’ll size it up using built-in sensors. Assuming it’ll fit in the gap, the Ford Focus does the rest. See it in action in our video after the jump!

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We’ve been gawping at the new Ford Focus, taking it for its very first test drive on British roads. But the biggest surprise wasn’t the mind-boggling about of gadgetry behind the wheel, it was behind the grille: Ford’s new family runaround uses “active shutters”, but no, they’re not there to make the new Focus 3D capable.

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Looks like Ford is pulling out all the stops this CES and unveiling not just some new in-car tech, but a whole new car.

This teaser photo, slipped quietly onto the car firm’s Facebook page, shows a Tron-style glowing charge socket, and styling that’s a dead giveaway: Meet the Ford Focus Electric.

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A denim interior? You’d be forgiven for thinking the new 2012 Ford Focus was designed in the 80s, but rather it represents the cutting edge of 21st century recycling technology.

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