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Unifor Ratify Record Canadian Labor Pact with Ford

4:1 approval for new programs, higher pay

Labor

Ford Offers to Turn Canadian Plant into EV Factory

Plan would give Canada a role in shift to electrification

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

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

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

Hybrid

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Electrifying

Bringing a plug to the capable off-roader

Sales

Generators and Sales That Need a Charge

Clever tech for generators and what August sales might portend

Marketing

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

A bet on growing demand in a 2% segment of the market

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.

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. 

Production

Who Needs an EV Battery Plant? Not Ford

Company sees more pros than cons to shopping around

Design

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

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

Autonomous Vehicles

Ford, Bosch and Bedrock Collaborate on Automated Parking

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

Production

Home Work Continues for Salaried Staffs

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

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.

Interiors & Electronics

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

Partnership with Inrix brings embedded technology to Sync 4 interface

Connectivity

Nokia Wins Patent Ruling on Connectivity Tech

Defends cellular connectivity patents in German lawsuit against Daimler

Hybrid

Bollinger Expands Operations Ahead of Late-2021 EV Launch

Startup moves to new headquarters in Michigan and plans to double its staff

Regulations

Calif., 5 Carmakers Agree on Tougher Emission Rules

Seeking middle ground between Obama, Trump era standards

Design

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.

Aluminum

More Aluminum on Tap for Future Cars

North American content per vehicle due to jump 24% by 2030

Production

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

More spending for advanced production technologies

Autonomous Vehicles

Michigan Proposes “CAV” Corridor

The future of where the rubber meets the road  

Business

Dhivya Suryadevara Leaving GM

She became the first female CFO in GM’s history.