Ford Explains the Science Behind Camouflage

Engineers are developing new ways to hide Ford prototypes in plain sight using modern camouflage designs and techniques.

No industry is as challenged with keeping its new products under wraps as automakers, which must test their vehicles on public roads. For years, Ford has been locked in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with spy photographers – trying to keep its vehicles a secret until it’s time to show them to the world.

And now, with virtually everyone in possession of a camera and able to instantly share photos on the Internet, it’s more difficult than ever to keep a car hidden. For Ford, the stakes are particularly high.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at