Dragos Muciuca has worked in Silicon Valley for 20 years, starting in the early days of BMW’s technology office scouting for new technology and startups. He went on to work in a range of engineering and R&D roles, including at Lockheed Martin and Apple, before joining Ford in Palo Alto in 2015. As technical leader Read More..
Ford Motor appointed Jeff Lemmer CIO, succeeding Marcy Klevorn, who assumed broader mobility responsibilities last year. Lemmer, who currently serves as vice president and chief operating officer of information technology, will take up his new role June 1. He has spent his entire career at Ford, serving in a range of IT leadership positions at Read More..
The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford and Qualcomm Technologies have demonstrated Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) real-time direct communications. This will be compatible with future 5G cellular technology, is said to promise benefits for road safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency, and could be ready for industry deployment by 2020. The showcase in Washington DC, involving Read More..
A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Groupe Renault, ZF, Accenture, Context Labs and IBM. The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) aims to connect mobility Read More..
Ford Smart Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zotye Auto to form a $20million joint venture in China. The two car companies plan to supply ride-hailing fleet operators and drivers with electric vehicles and solutions such as vehicle leasing, data-driven fleet management, in-vehicle digital services, vehicle customization and connectivity. The vehicles will be Read More..
Ford Motor has built a development platform aimed at guiding along the use of drones in a variety of settings. The carmaker said the customizable lets it test how drones and vehicles could work together. “Our customers are beginning to think about drones as tools to help get their jobs done, the same way they Read More..
Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which includes insurance, maintenance, repair and tires, will let customers drive as many as 36,000 kilometers a year in up Read More..
Ford Motor has invested a further 25 million dlrs to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, to meet a 25 pc increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUV models as retail sales surge in the US. The carmaker’s investment includes 400 new robots and a data analytics hub Read More..
In June, Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motorâ€™s head of global purchasing, was given a second job as executive vice-president of product development. Thai-Tang, who joined the carmarker as a trainee in 1993, sees the combined responsibilities as an opportunity to get more out of the relationship between Ford and a rapidly changing supply base. â€œWe have Read More..
Ford Motor’s recently acquired artificial intelligence company, Argo AI, bought Princeton Lightwave, in a move to further boost its in-house expertise in a technology that’s key for autonomous driving. Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky said in a blog post that Princeton has extensive experience in developing and commercializing lidar sensors. Its technology, he said, “will Read More..