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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Founded by two members of Uber’s Advanced Technology Division, RideOS has raised $9 million in Series A funding and wants to develop software that tells autonomous cars where to go.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-19 08:15 PT
If a sensor on your autonomous Ford fails, a drone could fly to the driverless machine and act as a temporary fix to help the vehicle limp to a service center.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-22 09:00 PT
One of Argo AI’s, an artificial intelligence company that’s backed by Ford, self-driving cars was involved in an accident last week in Pittsburgh that saw two people go to the hospital with injuries.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-01-18 10:30 PT
Ford CEO Jim Hackett has had a busy week. After appearing at CES last week in Las Vegas, Hackett has returned to Detroit, joining Ford Chairman, Bill Ford in announcing that the Ford Motor Co. will be investing $11 billion in electric vehicles (EVs) by the year 2022.
Eric Walz2018-01-16 09:30 PT
A group of automakers including Germany’s BMW, Daimler, VW and U.S. based Ford Motor Co. will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a European EV charging network of 400 locations by 2020.
Eric Walz2017-11-03 11:33 PT
London cab company Addison Lee will lead a consortium that includes Ford to research self-driving vehicles and ride-sharing services in the city.
Vineeth Joel Patel2017-10-22 10:00 PT
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