#FORD

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

Batteries

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

Infrastructure

Ford, Bosch and Bedrock Collaborate on Automated Parking

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

Connectivity

Nokia Wins Patent Ruling on Connectivity Tech

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

Hybrid

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

Propulsion

Ram Goes Raptor Hunting with Off-Road Pickup

It’s the fastest. Most powerful. The Ram 1500 TRX is all truck from top to bottom.
#tech #HP #Ford

Aluminum

More Aluminum on Tap for Future Cars

North American content per vehicle due to jump 24% by 2030
#Ford #Jeep #Novelis

Production

Toyota, Mazda Hike U.S. Plant Budget by 55%

More spending for advanced production technologies
#Toyota #facilities #Mazda

Car/Ride Sharing

Michigan Proposes “CAV” Corridor

The future of where the rubber meets the road  
#Google #Ford #Waymo

Business

Dhivya Suryadevara Leaving GM

She became the first female CFO in GM’s history.
#Google #Ford #GeneralMotors

Mark Del Rosso on Genesis

Genesis is undoubtedly the most remarkable success story in the auto industry—not quite yet five but racking up awards in a way that other OEMs can only be jealous about—and we talk to the man who runs Genesis Motor America
#Ford #Cadillac #Audi

Aluminum

U.S. Tariff on Canadian Aluminum Rattles USMCA Deal

New trade war looms weeks after new trade pact began
#americas #Ford

Mobility

Automated Vehicle Systems Perform Poorly in AAA Tests

Reliability needs to be improved to gain public trust
#BMW #Cadillac #Subaru

Business

Farley to Replace Hackett at Ford

Hackett retiring at 65; Farley taking the reins at 58. Effective October 1
#Ford #people

Business

Love and Cars

What a recent survey found about how Americans feel about brands
#Ford #Subaru #Volkswagen