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Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

In a recent blog post, Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Systems Core Supervisor, Venky Krishnan shared some details of how the company working to keep insects away from it autonomous vehicle sensors.

Eric Walz2019-09-11 19:03 PT

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

The top two U.S. automakers are preparing for a possible economic downturn, the companies said on Tuesday, as an ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing fuels fears of a global recession.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-13 17:20 PT

Congress to Restart Stalled ‘Self-Driving Car Bill’ in an Effort to Speed Up Adoption

Congress to Restart Stalled ‘Self-Driving Car Bill’ in an Effort to Speed Up Adoption

Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass long-stalled legislation to speed the adoption of self-driving cars, which will give automakers and tech companies more freedom to further develop the technology.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-30 15:40 PT

Ford Acquires Robotics Company to Speed up the Development of Self-Driving Cars

Ford Acquires Robotics Company to Speed up the Development of Self-Driving Cars

The Ford Motor Company, with its recently acquired autonomous driving arm Argo.AI, is racing to be the first major automaker to mass-deploy self-driving cars by 2021—the company’s self-imposed deadline. To help Ford achieve its goal, the Detroit automaker has acquired a relatively unknown Michigan defense contractor with experience in robotics.

Eric Walz2019-07-30 11:45 PT

Ford to Upgrade Chicago Plant to Produce SUVs, Hiring 450 Workers

Ford to Upgrade Chicago Plant to Produce SUVs, Hiring 450 Workers

On Monday, the Ford Motor Co said it would invest $50 million upgrading a Chicago facility to partially assemble hybrid electric SUVs and vehicles for police use, adding 450 jobs.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-22 16:05 PT

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

In one of the biggest collaborations between two global automakers and a tech startup, the Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG announced today that they will work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2019-07-12 10:10 PT

Argo AI Begins Testing Self-Driving Fords in Detroit

Argo AI Begins Testing Self-Driving Fords in Detroit

Ford and Argo AI’s partnership passed another milestone, as the brands announced that self-driving vehicles would begin testing in Detroit.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-16 06:00 PT

Velodyne & Nikon Announce Manufacturing Deal to Mass Produce Lidar Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne & Nikon Announce Manufacturing Deal to Mass Produce Lidar Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne today announced an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Nikon will manufacture lidar sensors for Velodyne. Nikon hopes to start mass production in the second half of 2019. The partnership will focus on combining Nikon’s optical and precision technologies with Velodyne’s lidar sensors.

Eric Walz2019-04-25 13:06 PT

Ford Invests $500 Million in Electric Truck Startup Rivian, Is There an Electric F-150 Coming Soon?

Ford Invests $500 Million in Electric Truck Startup Rivian, Is There an Electric F-150 Coming Soon?

Electric adventure vehicle maker Rivian is set to become a major player in the electric vehicle space after announcing a $500 million strategic investment from the Ford Motor Company. The two companies will work together on new electric truck that will be built on Rivian’s flexible EV “skateboard platform.”

Eric Walz2019-04-24 12:21 PT

Ford to Expand Autonomous Program to Texas Before Launching Taxi Service

Ford to Expand Autonomous Program to Texas Before Launching Taxi Service

The American automaker already has autonomous cars testing in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Miami, but will soon spread to Austin, Texas.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-16 10:00 PT

U.S. Commerce Dept Sends Auto Tariff Report to the White House for Review

U.S. Commerce Dept Sends Auto Tariff Report to the White House for Review

The U.S. Commerce Department sent its report on auto tariffs late Sunday evening to U.S. President Donald Trump, hours before the end of the 270-day deadline. The report’s recommendations can potentially lead to steeper tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-18 16:43 PT

Volkswagen May Build Vehicles at U.S. Ford Plants in New Alliance

Volkswagen May Build Vehicles at U.S. Ford Plants in New Alliance

A day after Germany’s top automakers were summoned to a meeting at the White House for talks with economic adviser Larry Kudlow to discuss tariffs on vehicles exported from the U.S., Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said that VW could use some of the Ford Motor Company's spare factory capacity to make some vehicles in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-05 18:24 PT

General Motors Emails Buyout Offers to 18,000 Salaried Employees

General Motors Emails Buyout Offers to 18,000 Salaried Employees

Automaker General Motors is looking at ways to cut costs amid tariffs and other pressures from the market and announced that its sent buyout offers to 18,000 salaried employees. The buyouts were sent to GM employees with over twelve years of service.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-31 15:12 PT

Avis Teams up With Ford to Connect 35,000 Vehicles in its Rental Fleet

Avis Teams up With Ford to Connect 35,000 Vehicles in its Rental Fleet

Rental car company Avis Budget Group Inc. announced an agreement with the Ford Motor Co. to connect more than 35,000 Ford vehicles in Avis’ U.S. fleet. The connected vehicles will also provide valuable vehicle data to Avis, to help to car rental company manage its fleet of Ford vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-10-23 11:23 PT

Ford Subsidiary Autonomic Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Standardize Connected Car Communications

Ford Subsidiary Autonomic Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Standardize Connected Car Communications

Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring to China the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), a standard transportation and mobility solution for connected vehicles developed by Autonomic.

Paul Young2018-08-14 12:16 PT

Ford is Launching a New Mid-Size SUV in China

Ford is Launching a New Mid-Size SUV in China

Ford Motor Company shared the first images this week of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV designed for China with an affordable price-tag and high-tech features. Ford is targeting new buyers in emerging cities with the new SUV.

Derrick Smith2018-08-10 17:34 PT

Ford Assembly Workers Don Exoskeleton Suits to Lessen Fatigue & Prevent Injuries

Ford Assembly Workers Don Exoskeleton Suits to Lessen Fatigue & Prevent Injuries

Workers at Ford Motor Company assembly plants are getting some assistance from exoskeleton technology, a wearable robotic vest that allows workers to lift heavy objects much more easily. It is also a way to prevent workplace injuries caused by repetitive tasks, such as bending, reaching and heavy lifting.

Jacky Ho2018-08-07 13:56 PT

Ford Motor Co to Invest $4 Billion in a New Division for Autonomous Vehicle Development

Ford Motor Co to Invest $4 Billion in a New Division for Autonomous Vehicle Development

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co is committing billions of dollars to develop self-driving technology. The company announced today a new division, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, designed to speed up and capitalize on the development of electric vehicles, self-driving technology and smart mobility services.

Derrick Smith2018-07-24 11:41 PT

Major Companies Looking Into the ‘Human Impact’ of Autonomous Vehicles

Major Companies Looking Into the ‘Human Impact’ of Autonomous Vehicles

Uber, Ford, Waymo and other companies looking into driverless cars have come together to study a possible labor crisis that’s caused by the introduction of self-driving vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-24 18:00 PT

Ford Purchases Michigan’s Iconic Central Station for Transportation Hub

Ford Purchases Michigan’s Iconic Central Station for Transportation Hub

Hot on the heels of its 115 th anniversary, Ford purchased one of Detroit’s more iconic buildings, Michigan Central Station, which it wants to use as a transportation hub for the development of driverless technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-23 08:30 PT

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