Ford plans to install Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in entire 2017 lineupMon, 25, Jul 2016
Ford will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity on its full lineup of 2017 vehicles, marking the fastest rollout of the technology so far by an automaker in the U.S.
Ford of Canada violated U.S. antitrust laws, lawsuit chargesTue, 19, Jul 2016
Ford of Canada must defend a class action suit accusing it of illegally conspiring to violate antitrust laws that restrict the export of lower-priced Canadian-made vehicles into the U.S.
Amtek said to expand asset sale to include all overseas unitsMon, 25, Jul 2016
Amtek Auto, the cash-strapped Indian parts maker that supplies Ford and Aston Martin, has expanded its planned asset sale to include additional overseas businesses as it looks to reduce leverage, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Samardzich looks beyond FordSun, 24, Jul 2016
Now that Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning home to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career. The head of Ford South America will replace her.
What Samardzich already knew: No risk, no rewardMon, 25, Jul 2016
Barb Samardzich, who is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe, was told by a boss at Ford 16 years ago that he “didn't think it was worth the risk” of her taking a job he perceived to be almost impossible.
Ford, tequila maker Jose Cuervo team up on bioplastic projectTue, 19, Jul 2016
Ford said it’s working with tequila producer Jose Cuervo to turn discarded agave plant fibers into bioplastic parts for vehicles.
Ford's redesigned Super Duty pickup raises performance anteMon, 18, Jul 2016
Ford used the weight savings from an aluminum body to beef up the capabilities of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickups, which it says will beat the competition in towing, payload, torque and diesel horsepower ratings.
Developers of Michigan self-driving car project to buy more than 300 acresTue, 19, Jul 2016
Developers of the planned American Center for Mobility autonomous vehicle testing site plan to purchase more than 300 acres of the former Willow Run bomber factory for $1.2 million, the state said Monday.
Ford appoints new Europe COO, makes treasurer Smart Mobility CFOMon, 18, Jul 2016
Ford today appointed a new Europe COO and expanded its corporate treasurer's role to include financial oversight of its recently created Smart Mobility subsidiary. Ford also said Barb Samardzich, 57, is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe.
Badge of HonorMon, 11, Jul 2016
Jeep - a vehicle forged in the crucible of war that grew into one of one of the world's most recognized brands - is celebrating its 75th anniversary this week. The birth of Jeep is a complicated story that is subject to many interpretations. But on July 16, 1941, Willys-Overland Motor Co., of Toledo, Ohio, received the first contract to produce the Willys MB for use by the American military.
GM boosts discounts on big pickups as summer truck war heats upFri, 15, Jul 2016
GM more than doubled discounts on some of its large pickups in July's first 10 days after U.S. sales of the highly profitable models fell last month despite ads attacking the durability of Ford's aluminum-bodied trucks.
Japan's aluminum fabricators beef up U.S. output, betting on rising auto useFri, 15, Jul 2016
Japanese aluminum products makers such as UACJ and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the U.S. in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules.