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Connectivity

Ford, Nationwide Partner on Sharing Driver Data

Service simplifies monitoring of driver behavior

Business

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months

Interiors & Electronics

Premium Interiors for Mid-Range Prices (Less Than $50,000)

The little things can add up to provide comfort, convenience and functionality

Propulsion

Hyundai Turns to California Startup for EV Platform

Canoo to provide “skateboard” architecture for a range of future Hyundai/Kia models

Batteries

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

The automaker with the best solution for reducing weight will be the one with the clearest vision of the endgame and the strategy to get there.

Batteries

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.

Propulsion

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Who Won the 2020 NACTOY Awards?

The final ballots are actually tabulated and kept secret by Deloitte before being revealed on stage in Detroit. . . .

Propulsion

EV Startup Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Electric car startups are still attracting major funding from hopeful investors. The latest example: $1.3 billion landed by Michigan-based Rivian Automotive.

Business

Ford Recall Targets Brake System Flaw

Ford is recalling 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix hydraulic systems that could make the brake pedal suddenly feel spongy.

Interiors & Electronics

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile

Propulsion

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Materials & Lightweighting

Ford Puts McDonald’s Coffee to Use in Car Parts

Ford Motor Co. plans to begin using composite materials derived from coffee remnants supplied by fast food giant McDonald’s Corp. in future vehicle parts to reduce weight and enhance sustainability.

Business

The Market in China

Are vehicle sales in China down? Sure. But that may be a temporary glitch in what otherwise seemed to be a relentless increase over the past several years.

Batteries

Lincoln to Use EV Chassis by Rivian?

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln brand reportedly plans to introduce its first battery-powered SUV in 2022, using a platform developed by EV startup Rivian Automotive LLC.

Materials & Lightweighting

Engineering the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

These are the elements that make up both a promise and a bill of materials.

Domestics, Hyundai/Kia Dominate N. American Vehicle Finalists

U.S. nameplates account for five of the nine finalists vying for the 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility vehicles of the year awards.

Propulsion

Lincoln Corsair Gets AWD Plug-In Treatment

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln unit is adding a plug-in hybrid variant of the all-new Corsair compact crossover vehicle that debuted earlier this year.

New ’Vette, Ram HD, Kia Telluride Win Motor Trend Awards

Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Corvette, Ram Heavy Duty pickup and Kia Telluride SUV/crossover vehicle as its Car, Truck and SUV of the year, respectively.

Propulsion

Hybrid Variants of Big Ford SUVs in the Works?

Ford Motor Co. plans to add hybrid-electric variants of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size SUVs in coming years.

Mobility

How Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Wants to Improve Your Autonomous Driving Experience

Tech developments just aren’t about sensors and processors but what people will actually do in an autonomous vehicle.

Batteries

Ford Recalls Nearly 388,000 Trucks, SUVs

Ford Motor Co. is launching three recalls to fix faulty battery connections and headlamp issues on 387,900 pickup trucks and luxury SUVs in North America.

Interiors & Electronics

Ford Readies Updated Sync Infotainment Tech

Next year Ford Motor Co. will launch the fourth generation of its Sync infotainment system that includes over-the-software update capability and other enhancements.

Assembly

Ford Drops 2 SUVs, Cuts Staff in Canada

Ford Motor Co. will eliminate 450 workers at its Canadian assembly plant in Oakville, Ont., where the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT models are going out of production.