Bill Ford

Ford plots dual course as driverless future nears

2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015

Selling cars and trucks won't be enough to keep Ford rolling for a second century, so the company is operating on parallel paths to prepare for self-driving cars and shared vehicles, according to Executive Chairman Bill Ford....
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New Mich. group wants to take driverless-car mantle from Silicon Valley

7:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015

Detroit put the world on wheels and should be the place that takes the driver out of the driver's seat, according to a coalition of Michigan business leaders and politicians. The new group, MICHauto, unveiled an initiative today to promote Detroit and Michigan for development of a new generation of mobility, including self-driving cars....
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Ford CEO Fields predicts self-driving cars on roads in 5 years

6:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields said that an automaker probably will introduce a self-driving vehicle within half a decade, but it won't be his company, which is focusing on less expensive features that assist in driving....
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2014 REMEMBERING

The auto industry lost memorable figures in 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

The auto industry lost some memorable people in 2014 -- among them, William Clay Ford Sr., General Motors' Bill Hoglund, and dealers Ron Tonkin and Sam Swope. Here's a look back at them and others who died this year....
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Ford, GM business seen buoying Takata as U.S. probes airbags

6:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Carmakers continue to support Takata even as the Japanese supplier suffers widening scrutiny by United States regulators over airbags blamed for at least five deaths. Ford, Honda and GM have worked with Takata on new car features over so many years that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to quickly move to alternative supplier....
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Steel boosters step on Ford's football turf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

A series of radio commercials broadcast this season in Michigan and Ohio during Detroit Lions football games exhorts shoppers to make sure they get a steel body on their new car, pickup or SUV....
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Bill Ford touts automakers working with small tech startups

10:54 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

As the world evolves toward a radically altered transportation network with autonomous cars, ride-sharing services and electrified vehicles, traditional automakers need to work with small startup companies that provide new technologies, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford said....
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Ford's vision extends beyond building cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford believes that global traffic congestion and new technologies will force automakers to think beyond their traditional role....
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