Ford's been taking some pretty big hits lately. A guarded left hook came its way the other day from another website, thetruthaboutcars.com. Bob Elton, author of the piece, was tough on Ford's pace of innovation. "In Ford's latest ads," he said, "Mr. Bill touts The Blue Oval as a tireless automotive innovator. In reality, Ford has seldom, if ever, taken the technological lead." This statement doesn't pass the 'truth' test. It falls to me to enlighten Mr. Elton about some of Ford's Better Ideas, writes Karl Ludvigsen.