Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Ford profits soar on F-150 sales, Europe reboundThu, 28, Apr 2016
Ford today posted the highest quarterly pretax profit in its 113-year history and its best-ever results in North America, driven by higher sales of the redesigned F-150 and a retooled lineup of SUVs.
Ford will shut one F-150 line for a week over mechanical issuesThu, 28, Apr 2016
Ford is idling its F-150 assembly line in Missouri for one week in May to address mechanical issues that had been hindering the plant's output. The temporary shutdown comes as F-series inventory reaches its highest level in nearly a decade.
Ford plans EV to compete with Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, Fields confirmsThu, 28, Apr 2016
Ford is developing an electric vehicle that would be competitive with the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, CEO Mark Fields said.
Ford issues five recalls for 285,000 N.A. vehiclesWed, 27, Apr 2016
Ford today issued five recalls covering a total of about 285,000 vehicles in North America for problems that include transmissions downshifting into first gear at high speeds, poor welding and tires damaged by a factory conveyor belt. The recalls are connected to four crashes and one injury, Ford said.
Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft form coalition to promote self-driving carsTue, 26, Apr 2016
Ford, Volvo Cars, Google and two ride-hailing companies created a coalition, led by former NHTSA chief David Strickland, to urge federal government action to help advance self-driving vehicles.
Ford to invest $1.4 billion to build 10-speed transmissions for 2017 F-150Tue, 26, Apr 2016
Ford today said it plans to spend $1.4 billion creating 500 jobs and upgrading a Detroit-area plant to build 10-speed transmissions for the 2017 F-150 pickup.
Ford will expand green-car lineup in ChinaMon, 25, Apr 2016
Ford, notching record sales in China thanks to its solid crossover lineup, is now beefing up its green-car offerings. The U.S. carmaker, as part of a $4.5 billion global investment to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles through 2020, wants 10 percent to 25 percent of its model mix here battery-equipped by then.
Ford to sell F-150 Raptor pickup in ChinaFri, 22, Apr 2016
Ford said it will begin selling its first pickup in China in 2017. The F-150 Raptor off-road pickup will make its debut at next week's Beijing auto show.
Fields says regulatory scrutiny on automakers is rising globallySat, 23, Apr 2016
Regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers after a series of cheating scandals on fuel economy and emissions, with China set to become the strictest, Ford CEO Mark Fields said.
Ford plunks down $200,000 for Model XMon, 25, Apr 2016
Automakers often buy cars made by competitors for road testing and for “tear-downs,” but how often do they go to the expense that Ford did to obtain a Tesla Model X? Ford paid $199,950 - $55,000 more than the sticker price - to buy one of the first copies of the Model X.
Mitsubishi cheating deals new blow to industry credibilityThu, 21, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi's admission this week that it manipulated fuel-economy tests to mislead consumers is an ominous echo of the scandal rocking VW and another example of an automaker trying to skirt an increasing array of government regulations.