Heritage of Innovation: A Closer Look at the Ford Fusion Hybrid

For those in the market for a new car, you might have glanced at the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Sure, it flaunts sleek lines and good gas mileage, but there’s something else interesting inside: A Dual LCD SmartGauge cluster. With it, you determine how little – or how much – data gets fed back to the instrument panel. It seems simple enough, but this elegant control scheme took a lot unconventional thinking to come together. That’s why, for this week’s Heritage of Innovation podcast, I caught up with Dave Watson from Ford and Steve Bishop from IDEO and we talked about how the two companies worked together to create the SmartGauge.
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