Fords Onboard Scale/Smart Hitch Win Awards in Ford Motor Company Discussion Forum Posted December 7, 2022 On 12/1/2022 at 6:43 PM, akirby said: Atlanta. I somehow ended up on the client list for a local company that does all sorts of tests and focus groups on everything from cosmetics to food to vehicles. I don’t always get in. On this last one there was a question that asked would you consider an EV pickup and I said yes which was not only honest but the answer I thought they wanted. Guy called back and asked me to clarify and then said oh no that will disqualify you so I said oh wait of course I meant no (wink wink) and he let me in. Which I still don’t quite understand because the stuff I saw would work for Lightnings just fine. It was a 2.5 hour session with just me and another guy. Very cool and I made $175. Two previous ones were group sessions for the “new” 2015 ish Camry exterior styling.(nobody liked it) and a couple of years ago for the Rivian truck and SUV ( no vehicles just pictures videos and interior samples and a bunch of questions on price, range and power combinations). Back in 2002 I was invited to a preview of the brand new unseen 2003 Aviator at a local resort/winery. We test drove it and a BMW x5 and Honda Pilot I think and then answered questions. I assume that invite came from Ford but no idea how or why except we had owned several explorers and an expedition.. Ended up buying one a year later. We must run in the same circle because always getting hit up for various focus groups around town and getting a free sandwich and $50 visa card is pretty sweet!