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Ford is Investing $1 Billion in its Chicago Plants and Adding 500 Jobs

Ford is Investing $1 Billion in its Chicago Plants and Adding 500 Jobs

As General Motors closes plants and layoff thousands of workers, the Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion in its Chicago assembly and stamping plants and adding 500 new jobs, as it prepares to launch three highly anticipated new SUVs that go on sale later this year, including the all-new Explorer.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-07 18:09 PT

Why Ford Should be Rushing to Deliver the All-Electric F-150 Pickup

Why Ford Should be Rushing to Deliver the All-Electric F-150 Pickup

The Ford Motor Company finally confirmed yesterday that it is planning an electric F-150 pickup. The only problem is that it might take years to show up in dealer showrooms.

Eric Walz2019-01-17 13:23 PT

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

The Ford Motor Company and German automaker Volkswagen AG today announced an alliance to make both automakers more competitive, as the auto industry undergoes rapid transformation. The two automakers said they will collaborate to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickup trucks.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-15 11:37 PT

Ford is Experimenting with ‘Miracle Material’ to Make Vehicles Stronger & Quieter

Ford is Experimenting with ‘Miracle Material’ to Make Vehicles Stronger & Quieter

The Ford Motor Company announced earlier this month that it is exploring the use of graphene, a two-dimensional nano-material, for use in automotive parts. Ford says it the first automaker to incorporate graphene material in vehicle production.

Eric Walz2018-10-29 12:26 PT

Amid Trump’s Growing Trade War, Ford Cancels the Focus Active SUV for the U.S. Market

Amid Trump’s Growing Trade War, Ford Cancels the Focus Active SUV for the U.S. Market

President Trump’s escalating trade war with China has hit the automotive industry once again. The Ford Motor Company has cancelled plans to import the Focus Active, a new compact crossover it hoped to import to the U.S. market next year.

Eric Walz2018-08-31 16:56 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

New Research Shows Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control Can Minimize ‘Phantom’ Traffic Jams

New Research Shows Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control Can Minimize ‘Phantom’ Traffic Jams

Ford Motor Company has teamed up with researchers at Vanderbilt University to demonstrate that the widespread use of its adaptive cruise control can reduce traffic jams caused by drivers constantly accelerating and braking.

Eric Walz2018-06-29 12:51 PT

Ford & Zotye to Provide Smart Mobility Solutions for China’s Growing Ride-Hailing Market

Ford & Zotye to Provide Smart Mobility Solutions for China’s Growing Ride-Hailing Market

Ford Smart Mobility, the automaker’s subsidiary formed to design, build and invest in emerging mobility services, and China’s Zotye Auto have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish an electric vehicle solutions joint venture (JV) for China’s rapidly growing ride-hailing market.

Eric Walz2018-05-07 14:01 PT

Ford to Cease Production of Sedans as it Looks to Boost Profits

Ford to Cease Production of Sedans as it Looks to Boost Profits

Ford Motor Company, one of the most storied automotive brands, said it will stop producing full and mid-size sedans, as it shifts towards battery-powered SUVs, crossovers and light trucks.

Eric Walz2018-04-25 15:49 PT

FordPass SmartLink is Bringing Connectivity to Older Cars

FordPass SmartLink is Bringing Connectivity to Older Cars

Millions of drivers are able to upgrade their older Ford vehicles with some of this newer technology, thanks to Ford Motor Company’s new product called FordPass SmartLink.

Eric Walz2018-03-21 16:50 PT