All Ford articles

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    Subscription services are slow to take off in US market, but players say growth will come

    2019-01-24T15:59:00Z

    By some accounts, subscription is on the verge of doing for the whole economy what Netflix and Spotify have done to DVDs and CDs — supplant ownership with access to an ever-refreshing supply for a fee. The auto industry is not immune to the trend, but so far the traditional ...

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    Ford’s big data study identifies potential traffic accident hotspots, gives insights for electromobility and city authorities

    2018-12-05T18:31:00Z

    Image: Ford Taking part in the research were 160 Ford Transit light commercial vehicles, driven and operated in different sectors and by different businesses, from owner-operators to large fleets, plus a fleet of private Fiesta superminis. Over the course of the year – and over 15,000 days ...

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    Ford, Honda and Volkswagen get smarter at crossroads

    2018-10-12T12:19:06Z

    Image: Ford Ford, Honda and Volkswagen have demonstrated or announced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) trials this week. These are all intended to explore technologies to ease traffic congestion, smooth out traffic flow and increase safety and efficiency; and while they currently involve alerts (and later, interventions) to human ...

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    How Ford Motor digitalized its global supply chain

    2018-09-14T11:37:08Z

    With the help of Kinaxis, Ford adopted a global data standard (Photo: Ford Motor) Automakers are in the midst of a digital transformation that is changing every aspect of their business. Revamping the supply chain to interconnect regional operations and providing more data transparency are just two of the ...

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    In new Ford Edge, AI switches AWD on and off

    2018-09-12T14:45:15Z

    Ford showed a performance version of the 2019 Ford Edge at the Detroit Auto Show in January (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor's new Ford Edge is counting on artificial intelligence to optimize traction settings, improve handling and save fuel. The carmaker said its 2019 Ford Edge SUV will have both ...

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    Ford says safety, reliability key for AVs

    2018-08-27T12:52:09Z

    Ford says AVs are "one of the solutions" to growing urban mobility problems (Photo: Ford) Safety, reliability and the consumer experience are crucial and arguably more important than the technology, as the industry works to build driverless cars, Ford Motor says in a new report. “We don’t believe that ...

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    Ford trials body tracking tech for workers at Valencia plant

    2018-08-13T09:34:00Z

    Image: Ford Assembly line workers at Ford’s production facility in Valencia, Spain, are testing bodysuits incorporating tracking technology, with a view to improving workstation ergonomics. The technology, often used by sports stars to analyse their games (or for replication of their style in video games) records how ...

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    Ford creates new AV organization

    2018-07-26T12:54:05Z

    Image: Ford Ford Motor Company has created a new organization called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, to be based at its campus under development in Corktown, Detroit. The new company is tasked with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicle business and capitalizing market opportunities, and will include Ford’s activities in self-driving integration; ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: IT talent is in high demand

    2018-07-19T11:29:00Z

    Automakers use their Silicon Valley offices to stay ahead of the curve in high-tech innovation. The local automotive centers are playing a bigger role in car companies’ investment and technology strategies. And, as they grow, they need to attract more highly qualified staff.

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    Ford China and Baidu to cooperate on AI, digital services and connectivity

    2018-07-05T04:15:10Z

    Image: Ford [L-R]: Ya-Qin Zhang, president, Baidu; Tan Su, general manager, Baidu, internet of vehicles; Robert Hou, director of mobility platforms and products, Ford Asia Pacific; Peter Fleet, Ford group VP and president, Ford Asia Pacific Ford China and Baidu have signed an agreement to work together to enrich ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: From San Francisco to Detroit - and back

    2018-06-27T14:44:00Z

    As the relationship between Detroit and Silicon Valley matures, automotive manufacturers are increasingly connecting IT projects out west to their global operations.

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    VW, Ford look at ways to cooperate

    2018-06-20T10:04:03Z

    Like Ford Motor, the VW Group also builds a range of commercial vehicles (Photo: VW) Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are looking at ways to cooperate as both companies face a rapidly changing automotive business environment. The two carmakers said in a joint statement that they are exploring a ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: A new role for tech and IT offices

    2018-06-19T16:09:00Z

    Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R D centers.

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    Ford introduces cloud-based open platform for fleet data

    2018-06-15T11:09:06Z

    Image: Ford Ford Commercial Solutions – a business unit of Ford Smart Mobility – has launched an open platform called Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) for fleets to manage data flow to and from their vehicles. Aimed primarily at large company fleets, telematics providers and fleet management companies, the TMC ...

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    Ford adds in-dash Waze integration to SYNC 3-equipped vehicles

    2018-05-25T15:37:45Z

    Image: Ford Waze, said to be the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, is now available via iPhone and AppLink in Ford vehicles equipped with the SYNC 3 communications system. The app can be projected directly onto the in-dash screen and controlled using voice commands. Users can download ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley: Ford innovation center in Palo Alto

    2018-05-16T09:13:00Z

    Dragos Muciuca, technical leader of Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, talks about how the innovation office is expanding and influencing Ford’s R D globally.

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    Ford Motor appoints Jeff Lemmer CIO

    2018-05-10T17:16:11Z

    Jeff Lemmer, Ford's new CIO, will report to former CIO Marcy Klevorn (Photo: Ford) 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 ...

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    C-V2X communications demonstrated by 5GAA, Audi, Ford and Qualcomm

    2018-05-10T13:57:20Z

    The 5GAA communication technology could be ready for deployment by 2020 (Image: 5GAA) 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 ...

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    Blockchain initiative launched to develop digital mobility ecosystem

    2018-05-09T12:39:20Z

    BMW, Ford, GM and Renault are among the automakers participating in the consortium (Image: Shutterstock) 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, ...

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    Ford Smart Mobility and Zotye form mobility joint venture

    2018-05-04T09:38:27Z

    MOU signing ceremony; [L-R] Chen Jing, vice president of Zotye Auto; Jin Zheyong, chairman of Zotye Auto; Marcy Klevorn, executive vice president and president of mobility, Ford Motor Company; Peter Fleet, Ford group vice president and president, Ford Asia Pacific. Image: Ford Ford Smart Mobility has signed a memorandum ...