#FORD

Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Unveils Next-Gen Self-Driving Test Platform

Latest testbed moves system to "launch-intent" status
#Ford #tech

Materials & Lightweighting

Why Materials Matter—To People

Porsche and Ford are among OEMs addressing how materials are acquired
#Ford #sustainability #Porsche

Marketing

Ford Holds Off Until 2021 on Plug-In Escape

Fire issue in Europe delays U.S. launch again
#Ford

Infrastructure

Why "Mild" Disruptions Should Be Your Game Plan

There are automotive tech game-changers under development, but it may be useful for suppliers to play a somewhat more conservative game in the near-term
#Hyundai #Ford

Sales

Lambo Sets September Sales Record (Ford Does Well, Too)

Things are still not good but getting better. At least we can smile every now and then.
#Ford #Lincoln #Lamborghini

Economics

New Ford CEO Farley Begins to Assemble His Team

Wall Street looks for fast action, faster results
#Ford #people

When the Dining Room Table Is a Desk

People WFH are working longer than they would were they sitting in their offices.
#Ford #Amazon #covid-19

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

Labor

Unifor Ratify Record Canadian Labor Pact with Ford

4:1 approval for new programs, higher pay
#facilities #Ford

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells, Ballard, China and Mahle

Ballard once had as much attention as Tesla. (Well, maybe not quite that much, but. . . .) It may turn out that the fuel cell tech developer was right
#Ford #GeneralMotors #tech

Economics

Tesla, Ford, Daimler, Volvo Sue U.S. Over China Tariffs

Carmakers press for a resolution to 2-year-old trade war
#asia #Tesla #legal

Batteries

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

Economics

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

Composites

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

Fuel Cells

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

Sales

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