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..
Ford of Europe has recruited Bearing Point consultant Sarah-Jayne Williams to take charge of the carmaker’s efforts in Europe to broaden its business into mobility services and other new ventures. Williams will report jointly to Ford of EuropeÂ CEO Steven Armstrong and to John Larsen, the company’s global head of operations and smart mobility. She will Read More..
Jeff Lemmer, currently director, IT operations, at Ford Motor, will become the carmaker’s vice president andÂ chief operating officer, information technologyÂ effective June 1. The appointment is part of a series of senior management changes that follow the dismissal of CEO Mark Fields earlier this week. Ford’s new CEO, Jim Hackett, is reorganizing the carmaker’s top management Read More..
Ford Motor announced Monday that its CEO, Mark Fields, is being replaced, following a sharp decline in the carmaker’s share price over the past two years. Fields, who took the helm at Ford in January 2014, will be succeeded by Jim Hackett, the former Steelcase CEO who currently is in charge of Ford’s smart mobility Read More..
Ford Motor is adding two new electrically powered models to its Chinese product lineup, as the US carmaker accelerates plans to bring more EVs to the worldâ€™s biggest car market. In 2018, Ford will launch the Mondeo Energi plug-in hybrid in China. It will be the first car of its kind the carmaker will build Read More..
Ford Motor plans to invest 1 billion dollars in artificial intelligence by acquiring a majority stake in Argo AI. The artificial intelligence startupÂ will continue to operate independently from Ford, but the carmaker said Argo AI will play an important role in the development of autonomous-driving technologies. “We believe that investing in Argo AI will create Read More..
Ford Motor has hired an Apple marketing executive, Musa Tariq, to serve as its chief brand officer. Tariq, who most recently was Apple’s global marketing and communication director for retail, is charged with further redefining Ford’s relationship with its customers. He will report to Ford’s global marketing boss, Stephen Odell, and to Ray Day, the Read More..
Ford Motor will show a further development ofÂ itsÂ Fusion Hybrid autonomous Â vehicle at CES this year, introducing a research car it hopes will be its first autonomously driven production vehicle by 2021. The US carmaker said the latest version of the Fusion Hybrid has more processing power, electrical controls that are closer to production-ready and improved Read More..
The annual CES exhibition, the first major consumer electronics exhibition of the year, officially starts in Las Vegas on January 5. But press events already beginÂ on January 3, when electric-vehicle startup Faraday Future and several other companies plan toÂ announce new-product unveilings. CES, the world’s biggest technology, has in recent years featured a growing automotive presence, Read More..