#FORD

Labor

Ford Offers to Turn Canadian Plant into EV Factory

Plan would give Canada a role in shift to electrification
#americas #facilities #Ford

Hybrid

ZF: From Now on, Hybrid-Ready Transmission Development

This leading supplier of transmissions has decided that it will no longer develop units that can’t be deployed in hybrids. We find out why on “Autoline After Hours”
#Jeep #Ford #autolineafterhours

Batteries

F-Series: The 2021 Launch, Going Electric and Solidly American

Ford launches the 2021 F-150, talks about the electric F-150, and calibrates the F-Series impact on the U.S economy
#Ford

Interiors & Electronics

McLaren Carbon Fiber and an Appealing UI

McLaren offers more carbon fiber for a carbon fiber-intensive car; Visteon provides F-150 digital gauge screen
#Ford #McLaren #Visteon

Batteries

General Motors and Nikola Corporation Form Strategic Partnership

Remember when GM was in the running for a deal with Rivian that Ford got? Maybe this is its answer to that
#Ford #Honda #GeneralMotors

Hybrid

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Electrifying

Bringing a plug to the capable off-roader
#ZF #Jeep #Ford

Electronics

Generators and Sales That Need a Charge

Clever tech for generators and what August sales might portend
#Ford #Honda #Toyota

Marketing

Geely, GM Venture Jump into China’s Pickup Truck Market

A bet on growing demand in a 2% segment of the market
#asia #SAIC #GeneralMotors

Labor

Canadian Auto Workers Want Pre-Vote Look at Next Labor Pacts

Unifor workers petition for time to review the deals in detail this autumn.
#GeneralMotors #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Chrysler

Sales

Report: Ford to Cut 1,000 Salaried Jobs in U.S.

Latest step in 3-year restructuring effort as the carmaker is expected to post its first full-year loss in more than a decade. 
#Ford #people

Hybrid

Who Needs an EV Battery Plant? Not Ford

Company sees more pros than cons to shopping around
#Chevrolet #LG #facilities

Design

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

Nick Kalayjian to helm the company’s engineering operations as it prepares to launch its first EVs
#Rivian #Lotus #Ford

Intelligent Transportation

Ford, Bosch and Bedrock Collaborate on Automated Parking

Using self-driving technology for something people don’t really care for: Parking
#Daimler #MercedesBenz #Ford

Aluminum

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#covid-19 #Magna #Ford

Production

Home Work Continues for Salaried Staffs

Big 3 target 2021 return to offices as GM deploys salaried volunteers at Missouri truck plant.
#Honda #Chevrolet #GeneralMotors

Design

Engineering the Ram TRX

The chief engineer of what is claimed to be the “quickest, fastest and most-powerful mass-produced truck in the world” explains how they did it.
#chassis #Chevrolet #Ford

Interiors & Electronics

Ford Gets Real (Time) on Parking, Fueling and Charging Info

Partnership with Inrix brings embedded technology to Sync 4 interface
#Ford #tech #Apple

Electronics

Nokia Wins Patent Ruling on Connectivity Tech

Defends cellular connectivity patents in German lawsuit against Daimler
#europe #tech #legal

Production

Bollinger Expands Operations Ahead of Late-2021 EV Launch

Startup moves to new headquarters in Michigan and plans to double its staff
#covid-19 #Bollinger #people

Regulations

Calif., 5 Carmakers Agree on Tougher Emission Rules

Seeking middle ground between Obama, Trump era standards
#Ford #Volkswagen #Volvo