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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford investing $50 million in Chicago to build hybrids

July 22, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. is investing $50 million and converting 450 temporary union workers to full-time at its Chicago Assembly Plant as it converts a nearby modification center to handle final assembly of the electrified versions of its Explorer and Aviator […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford, Volkswagen join forces on electric, autonomous cars

July 12, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ford and VW have already started cooperating in the area of commercial vehicles as part of the auto industry’s broader effort to redraw production and sales footprints to cope with more stringent regulation and fragmented markets. VW will invest $2.6 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW closing in on Ford deal for EVs, AVs

June 13, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group is nearing a deal to cooperate with Ford Motor Co. on electric-car technology and self-driving vehicles, according to VW CEO Herbert Diess, who also called for a faster transformation of the German manufacturer. Talks with Ford are “progressing […]


Process, R & D

Ford sees help from startups as key to managing industry changes

June 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TEL AVIV, Israel — Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker will rely on startups much more than in its past as it attempts to navigate challenges to its traditional business. Speaking at the 7th annual EcoMotion mobility […]


Process, R & D

Ford tests package-carrying robots for driverless delivery

May 22, 2019

Via: Automotive News

It’s a headless robot in a driverless car. Ford Motor Co. is working on a way to resolve what self-driving researchers refer to as “the last 50-foot problem.” If an autonomous delivery vehicle arrives at your house, without any humans […]


Logistics, Process

Ford set to see over $1bn improvement in operating earnings

April 18, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, has transitioned from C-Max hybrids and Focus compact cars to Ranger mid-sized pickup trucks and Bronco SUVs. At a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference in New York, Ford’s Jim Baumbick, vice president […]


Process, Production

Ford adds production of electric vehicles at second North American site

March 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

The No. 2 U.S. automaker said it is investing about $900 million in southeast Michigan and creating 900 jobs through 2023 as part of its electric vehicle push. That includes a plan to invest more than $850 million to expand […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford launches Expedition ads ahead of production boost

March 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. is launching a new advertising campaign for its Expedition SUV as it prepares to add workers and increase production at the Kentucky plant where it’s built. The automaker in November said it would move 550 workers from […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Putting safety first through digital transformation at Ford

March 8, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The importance of bringing new and innovative products to market cannot be underestimated. However, Ford has found success by utilising a historical technique that once helped protect knights from fatal attacks from their rivals. The automotive giant has recently unveiled […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

VW to invest $1.7 billion in Ford’s Argo AI, report says

February 26, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group is preparing to invest up to $1.7 billion in a self-driving joint venture centered on Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources with knowledge of the discussions. VW is preparing to […]