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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    University of Michigan to invest USD2 million to reduce cost of recyclable lightweight sheet metals
    The University of Michigan is investing in a project worth USD2 million that aims to develop simpler and more cost-effective ways to make recyclable lightweight automotive sheet metals, according to a press release by the university on 20 April. The project is called “The Clean Sheet Project.” A...
    22-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Lincoln China debuts all-new Corsair PHEV
    Lincoln debuted the all-new Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at Auto Shanghai 2021. According to a company press release on 19 April, the Corsair PHEV is Lincoln’s first locally produced new energy vehicle (NEV). Lincoln also officially debuted the Zephyr Reflection Preview Car and launched L...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford to idle plants in US and Turkey due to semiconductor shortage
    A US carmaker Ford Motor has announced plant shutdowns in the United States and Turkey owing to the global semiconductor shortage, Reuters reported on 15 April. Five facilities will be impacted. Ford announced production cuts during the weeks of 19 and 26 April in Chicago, Flat Rock, Michigan, and K...
    Ford to offer BlueCruise hands-free driving in Mustang Mach-E
    Ford unveiled BlueCruise, a hands-free highway driving system that is SAE Level 2 driver-assist technology, similar with Tesla Autopilot.  Via over-the-air software updates, BlueCruise will be offered later this year on the 2021 F-150 and the 2021 Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the...
    Ford commences Mustang Mach-E preorders in mainland China
    Ford’s intelligent all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV is open for preorders in mainland China with prices from RMB265,000–379,900 (USD40,446–58,000) according to a company press release on 13 April. Ford is also building locally the high-performance GT version. The Mustang Mach-E GT First Edition...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford adds hybrid, RWD variants in Explorer SUV lineup
    American carmaker, Ford, has announced that it is expanding its model year (MY) 2021 Explorer sports utility vehicle (SUV) portfolio. According to a press release issued by Ford on 8 April, the company is adding a rear-wheel drive (RWD) Explorer Platinum, and a Platinum Hybrid variant. Order...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford to offer new Mappo in-vehicle app
    Ford has announced that it will offer Mappo app to its customers, according to a company press release dated 25 March. Mappo is a new in-car app that provides culture-oriented travel recommendations based on books, movies, and music. The app, which allows travelers explore cities based on their i...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Ford suspends operations at two US plants due to chip shortage
    Ford Motor is idling production at two truck plants that make its best-selling F-150 pickup on the back of the global semiconductor shortage, reports Bloomberg Quint. The truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, US, will shut for two weeks starting April 5. Ford will also cease production of the F-15...
    Altia’s technology powers development of clusters in new Ford 150
    Altia has announced that its proprietary design automation technology has been used to develop 4.2-inch and 8-inch digital screens in MY 2021 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, according to a 25 March press release. Altia software allowed developers to accelerate a graphics solution for the cluster's micropr...
    AKKA renews partnership with Ford for verification and validation of infotainment system
    AKKA has renewed its partnership with Ford, covering the verification and validation of features and functions in infotainment systems, it said in a press release on 30 March. AKKA will support Ford with analysis of fault management and of tests up to protocol level in the infotainment space, w...
    Ford, HP collaborate to transform 3D waste into injection molded auto parts
    Ford announced its collaboration with HP to innovatively reuse spent 3D printed powders and parts, closing the loop and turning them into injection molded vehicle parts, the automaker said in a press release on 25 March. Ford’s team created this solution that produces zero waste at its Advanced Ma...
    Ford to adjust vehicle production in US due to semiconductor shortage
    Ford is expected to adjust vehicle production in the US after cutting the number of shifts at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and shutting down the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Detroit Free Press reported on 22 March. The forced adjustment is due to the global semiconductor shortage plag...
    Next-generation Ford Transit Custom will include all-electric powertrain; launch scheduled in 2023
    Ford announced that the next-generation Ford Transit Custom range will include an all-electric model according to a company press release on 16 March. The model range, which includes the Transit Custom van and Tourneo Custom people mover, will also include plug-in hybrid (PHEV), mild hybrid, and con...
    18-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Ford to launch recall of 2.9 million vehicles to replace defective airbag inflators from Takata
    Ford will proceed with the previously announced recall of 2.9 million vehicles equipped with defective airbag inflators after its petition was turned down by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in January 2021, the automaker said in a press release on 12 March. The US automake...
    15-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Ford delays Mustang Mach-e deliveries in US
    Ford is delaying deliveries of some 4,500 Mustang Mach-E in the United States, according to a report by The Detroit News on 4 March 2021. The automaker did not specify the issue, which is causing the delivery delays. However, Ford said that additional quality checks are being performed on the subjec...
    Ford recalls 87,350 vehicles in North America over windshield adhesion
    Ford has issued a safety recall in North America affecting 87,350 vehicles over windshield adhesion issue, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 February 2021. The recall affects certain model year 2020–21 Ford F-Series vehicles, involving 79,017 vehicles in the United States and federa...
    23-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Arity partners with Ford for usage-based insurance programs to Ford and Lincoln vehicle owners
    Arity has teamed up with Ford Motor to allow insurers to deliver secure usage-based insurance programs to Ford and Lincoln vehicle owners, the company said in a press release on 19 February. Arity's telematics platform processes driving data from Ford vehicles. The insights include customizable driv...
    Automakers suspends production in North America amid severe winter weather
    Several automakers, including Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have suspended operations this week at their manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico amid severe cold weather, Reuters reported on 18 February. Ford temporarily closed its plants in Kansas City, Michigan, and Kentuck...
    Ford recalls 153,000 vehicles in North America over defective airbag inflators
    Ford has lost track of some older Takata airbags that can explode and hurl shrapnel, so the automaker is recalling more than 154,000 vehicles in North America to check for them, according to a Reuters report on 18 February. The automaker has issued two recalls as it can't find 45 obsolete airbags th...
    19-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Ford to become all-electric in Europe by 2030, plans USD1 billion investment at Cologne, Germany plant
    American car manufacturer, Ford, has committed that by mid-2026, all of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. To this end, according to a press release issued by Ford on 17 February, the...
    18-Feb-2021 News Investments
    Ford sells stake in lidar specialist Velodyne
    Ford has divested its stake in the US-based lidar sensor supplier Velodyne, according to a regulatory filing by the automaker on 15 February. As of 30 September 2020, the US automaker owned 13.07 million shares, equivalent to 7.6% of the total outstanding shares in Velodyne. Significance: In Augu...
    Volkswagen to seek extension of reprieve in SK Innovation-LG Energy Solution dispute
    Volkswagen (VW) is planning to seek an extension of reprieve in the trade dispute between SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution to four years, Reuters reported on 13 February. “We will request the carve out be extended to at least four years to give an adequate transition period. Ultimately, howeve...
    Ford, Stellantis lower production amid continuing semiconductor shortage
    Ford Motor will cancel shifts at two plants that build the F-150 pickup trucks from next week because of a global shortage of semiconductors, Reuters reported on 4 February. Ford said that the shortage could result in a loss of 10–20% of planned first-quarter vehicle production. Separ...
    Ford plans USD29 billion investment in electrification and autonomous driving through 2025
    Ford has announced plans to invest a total of USD29 billion in electrification and autonomous driving through 2025, the US automaker said in a press release on 4 February. Of this total, the company will invest USD22 billion into vehicle electrification and USD7 billion into autonomous driving. ...
    05-Feb-2021 News Investments
    Ford drops plans to set up EV joint venture with Zotye in mainland China
    Ford Motor has dropped its plants to set up an electric vehicle (EV) joint venture (JV) with Zotye in mainland China, Reuters reported on 4 February citing Ford. According to the report, the decision was taken due to change in government policies since the policy was first signed in 2017. Si...
    Ford partners with Google for connected vehicle technologies and services
    Ford has announced a partnership with Google under which the companies will develop connected vehicle technologies and services, according to a press release by the automaker on 1 February. Ford will use Google Cloud for data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). As a part of ...
    Ford to cut production at Chicago vehicle assembly plant due to semiconductor shortage
    Ford Motor has announced plans to cut production at its vehicle assembly plant in Chicago, US, The Chicago Tribune reported on 30 January. The production cut is due to a supply shortage in automotive semiconductors. Ford said that two shifts will be laid off the week starting 1 February at t...
    Sollers Ford acquires Ford engine plant in Russia
    The joint venture (JV) company by American automaker Ford and Russian car manufacturer Sollers, Ford Sollers, has announced that it has bought out the engine plant from the Ford Motor Company, which was earlier shut down during the restructuring of Ford Sollers in 2019. According to a press relea...
    Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in mainland China
    American car manufacturer, Ford, has announced that its Mustang Mach-E pure-electric SUV will be manufactured in China by Changan Ford for local customers. According to a press release issued by Ford on 28 January, the all-electric platform underpinned vehicle will be made available in mainland Chin...
    29-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Ford, GM reduce operations due to semiconductors shortage
    Ford will be shutting down its Louisville assembly plant for another two weeks due to a shortage in supply of semiconductors, WKYT reported on 22 January. The plant will be down the weeks beginning January 25 and February 1. General Motors canceled overtime on January 23 at its Bupyeong plant in...
    Airbag recall to cost Ford USD610 million
    Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked Ford to recall nearly 3 million vehicles in the United States to replace defective airbag inflators supplied by erstwhile Japan-based supplier Takata Corporation. On 21 January, the automaker said in a regulatory filing that...
    25-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    NHTSA asks Ford to recall 3 million vehicles over airbag issue
    The US auto safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Ford to recall nearly 3 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags, according to a Reuters report on 19 January. NHTSA denied petitions filed by Ford and Mazda in which the automakers sou...
    20-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Global OEMs adjust vehicle production due to semiconductor supply shortage
    In the past week, Ford Motor, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Nissan Motor have all announced that they would cut vehicle production in January due to a shortage of semiconductors, according to a Reuters article on 8 January. Ford also announced that it would idle the Louisville Assembly p...
    Ford to recall 1,339 Lincoln vehicles in mainland China over issue with driveshafts
    Ford will recall 1,339 Lincoln vehicles in mainland China over issue with driveshafts, according to a report by Xinhua on 1 January 2021 citing China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The recall affects imported Lincoln Aviator SUVs produced between 24 August and 30 September...
    05-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 29,344 vehicles in US over issue with engine cover
    Ford has issued a recall notice for 29,344 vehicles in the United States over issue with engine cover, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 17 December 2020. The recall is expected to begin 8 February 2021. The action affects ce...
    05-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Ford, Mahindra call off India JV discussions
    The Ford Motor Company and Indian auto maker, Mahindra, have ended discussions on their joint venture  (JV), which was announced in October 2019. According to a report filed by motoring publication Autocar on 1 January, the two companies announced a mutual decision to call off the JV, following...
    Ford recalls 1,470 vehicles in North America to replace motor mount fasteners
    Ford will recall select model year 2020–21 Explorers and Lincoln Aviators in North America to replace motor mount fasteners, the automaker said in a press release on 21 December. The recall affects 1,405 vehicles in the US, 65 in Canada, and 2 in Mexico. These vehicles were built at Ford’s Chica...
    31-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Ford commences deliveries of Mustang Mach-E electric crossover in US
    American carmaker Ford has begun customer deliveries of its new electric crossover SUV, the Mach-E, in the United States. According to a report filed by macheforum.com, a Ford Mach-E customer and enthusiast website, on 30 December, a Mach-E was handed over to a customer in Dallas, Texas, US on 29 De...
    31-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Ford recalls 31,756 vehicles in North America to inspect engine cover
    Ford is recalling 31,756 vehicles in North America to inspect the engine cover, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 December. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles for 7.3-liter engine cover thermal management. The recall covers approximately 29,344 vehi...
    22-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Ford to launch Mustang Mach-E in Europe in early 2021
    In a press release dated 9 December, Ford announced that it will launch the Mustang Mach-E all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Europe in early 2021. The SUV will be equipped with two battery variants—the 68 kWh and 88 kWh, which will give a maximum range of 379 miles (610 km). “The Musta...
    15-Dec-2020 News New Products
    2021 Ford F-150 launched with full hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has launched the latest version of its pickup truck, the F-150. According to a press release issued by Ford on 11 December, the new F-150 will also be made available in a full hybrid version. Powering the hybrid vehicle is a 3.5 liter PowerBoost V6 that is coupled with an elec...
    14-Dec-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford defers launch of Bronco SUV due to issues at suppliers
    American automaker Ford is delaying the launch of its new SUV, the Bronco, over obstacles at its suppliers caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 5 December, the launch of this new vehicle has been deferred to the summer of 2021, from the ...
    Ford JV to set up EV battery plant in Turkey
    Ford Otosan, the joint venture between Ford and Koc Holding, is planning to set up an electric vehicle (EV) battery assembly facility in the industrial province of Kocaeli of Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported on 2 December. The battery assembly facility is expected to be completed in 2022. Signific...
    03-Dec-2020 News Investments
    Lincoln unveils 2021 Nautilus SUV with SYNC 4 infotainment system
    Lincoln has unveiled its new model year (MY) 2021 Nautilus SUV with the SYNC 4 infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 20 November. This will be SYNC 4’s debut in be a Lincoln vehicle. The car comes with a 13.2-inch horizontal center stack screen. The Nautilus also gets Phon...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ford recalls 12,298 vehicles in North America to replace driveshaft
    Ford is recalling 12,298 vehicles in North America to replace driveshaft, the automaker announced in a press release on 13 November. The recall affects certain models built at Chicago Assembly Plant between 24 August and 30 September 2019. This action involves approximately 10,905 vehicles in the Un...
    19-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 15,954 vehicles in North America to replace link shaft bracket
    Ford is recalling 15,954 vehicles in North America to replace link shaft bracket, the automaker announced in a press release on 13 November. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2014–16 Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer, and MY 2014 Ford Edge vehicles. This action involves approximately 15,587 vehi...
    18-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Ford develops Max Recline seats for F-150 pickup
    Ford has developed Max Recline seats for its F-150 pickup to help users catch up on rest when they are out, the automaker said in a press release on 13 November. The patented seats not only fold flat to nearly 180° and can also lift the back half of the seat bottom to 3.5 inches to make a flat...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Pirelli develops bespoke Scorpion tires for 2021 Ford F-150
    Italy-based tire manufacturer, Pirelli, has announced that it has designed a new tire, the Pirelli Scorpion ATR tire specifically for the all-new Ford F-150 pickup truck. According to a press release issued by Pirelli on 16 November, the company states that this new tire design will be the basis of ...
    C- and D-segment vehicles to drive demand for semi-active damping systems
    The focus on ride quality is increasing and so is the demand for advanced, cost-effective suspension systems. Automotive suspension systems range from simple, passive spring-based systems to cutting-edge active systems that can independently raise or lower the height of vehicle at each wheel in resp...
    Rising engine downsizing trend to propel demand for turbochargers in the medium term
    Automobile manufacturers (OEMs) across the globe are facing immense pressure to improve efficiency, lower emissions, and fuel consumption, while increasing power and torque outputs from their vehicles. OEMs have already incorporated various methods in order to achieve these targets, including lightw...
    Ford’s energy monitoring and vehicle management tools to help fleets transition to EVs
    Ford has announced that its new energy monitoring and vehicle management tools will help commercial fleets and businesses make an easy transition to electric vehicles (EVs), the automaker said in a press release on 12 November. The tools will be available through an app and web-based interface. I...
    13-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ford to build all-electric E-Transit at Kansas City Assembly Plant in US
    Ford is planning to build its E-Transit all-electric van at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 10 November. Ford will invest USD100 million in the Kansas plant and will add 150 full-time jobs to begin the production of  the E-Transit...
    11-Nov-2020 News Investments
    Ford debuts new lane keeping system with blind spot assist on all new Kuga SUV
    Ford has introduced new lane keeping system with blind spot assist on the all-new Kuga SUV for the European market, the company said in a press release on 4 November. The new driver assist feature help drivers avoid blind spot collision while driving on multi-lane expressways. It monitors the driver...
    05-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ford recalls 375,200 vehicles in North America over issue with cross-axis ball joint
    Ford is recalling 375,200 vehicles in North America over issue with cross-axis ball joint, the automaker announced in a press release on 4 November. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2013–17 Ford Explorer vehicles. This action affects approximately 350,000 vehicles in the United States an...
    05-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Ford to launch Active Drive Assist hands-free driving feature on 2021 F-150, all-electric Mustang Mach-E
    Ford will debut its ‘Active Drive Assist’ hands-free driver assist technology on the model year 2021 F-150 pick up trucks and 2021 Mustang Mach-E later in 2020, the company said in a press release on 30 October. The US-based automaker aims to sell more than 100,000 units of F-150 and Mustan...
    03-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ford, Argo AI start deploying fourth-generation autonomous driving test vehicles in US
    Ford and Argo AI have started deploying fourth generation autonomous driving vehicles, built on the Escape Hybrid platform, in testing in the United States, the automaker said in a blog on Medium. The new generation autonomous vehicle features the latest advancements in sensing and computing te...
    21-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Ford recalls 3,487 vehicles in North America to update powertrain control module
    Ford has issued a recall of 3,487 vehicles in North America to update powertrain control module, the automaker announced in a press release on 19 October 2020. This action affects 2,903 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 584 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Valencia ...
    20-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Ford partners with multiple EV charging companies in Europe
    Ford has partnered with six electric vehicle (EV) charging station operators for Ford Connected Wallbox installation services in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 9 October. Ford is offering its all-electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) customers an optional Ford Connected Wallbox. Th...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Kuga
    The third-generation Ford Kuga is assembled at Ford's facility in Valencia, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Ford Kuga from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 151,000 units. If you would like your company included in this featur...
    Canada to invest USD443 million in new Ford EV plant in Ontario
    Canada has announced that it will invest CAD590 million (USD43 million) in Ford’s electric vehicle (EV) plant in Ontario, according to a press release on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official website on 8 October. This project, valued at USD1.8 billion, will include federal and provi...
    Ford recalls 2,251 vehicles in Canada over braking issue
    Ford has issued a recall of 2,251 vehicles in Canada over braking issue, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 24 September. The recall affects model year (MY) 2020 Ford Mustang vehicles. This recall only affects cars with an automatic transmission. Significance: In the ...
    07-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 9,600 vehicles in US over issue with axle assembly
    Ford is recalling nearly 9,600 vehicles in the United States over issue with axle assembly, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 heavy-duty pickup tr...
    06-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 701,114 vehicles in North America to replace rearview camera
    Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America affecting 701,114 vehicles over an issue with rearview camera operation, the automaker announced in a press release on 30 September. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2020 Ford Edge, Escape, Expedition, and Expl...
    01-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Auto China 2020: Ford debuts Mustang Mach-E electric SUV in mainland China
    On 26 September, Ford debuted its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV at the Auto China 2020, currently being held in Beijing, China, the US-based automaker said in a press release last week. The company will commercially launch the first all-electric SUV in the Chinese market in 2021. Ford said its Must...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford F-150 gets 430 hp full hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has announced that the new Ford F-150 pickup truck will have a full hybrid powertrain option. According to a press release issued by Ford on 29 September, this new vehicle will be driven by a 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid powertrain that produces 430 hp and a peak torque fi...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford to invest USD1.35 billion in Canada to manufacture BEVs
    American car maker Ford has announced that it plans to invest CAD1.8 billion (approximately USD1.35 billion) in Canada to build fully battery electric vehicles (BEVs). According to a press release issued by Ford on 29 September, this investment is part of a new globally competitive national labor ag...
    29-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Ford recalls nearly 38,000 Mustang in US to replace brake pedal bracket assembly
    Ford is recalling approximately 38,000 Mustang in the United States to replace brake pedal bracket assembly, according to a report by Car.com citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall covers certain MY 2020 Ford Mustang coupes equipped with automatic transmissions. Ford w...
    28-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Visteon supplies all-new digital cluster for MY 2021 Ford F-150
    Visteon Corporation has announced that it will be supplying a new digital cluster for model year (MY) 2021 Ford F-150 vehicle, a company press release on 9 September read. The new 12.4-inch digital cluster enhances in-car user experience and prioritizes safety and connectivity. The system’s sof...
    Ford commences F-150 production, invests USD700 million in Rouge Complex in US
    American carmaker Ford has announced the start of production of the newest version of its pickup truck, the F-150. According to a press release issued by Ford on 17 September, manufacturing of this vehicle will happen at the Dearborn-based Rouge Center. This new vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in...
    18-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Ford to offer Remote Vehicle Setup for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced that customers of the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV) will be able to set destinations, find nearby charging stations, change cabin temperature settings and input commute schedules from their homes with the help of Remote Vehicle Setup, a company press release on 4 September ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s next-gen SYNC system uses machine learning to offer smart suggestions
    Ford has announced that the next-generation SYNC system will use machine learning to offer suggestions to drivers based on previous activities, a company press release read on 4 September. It will use conversational speech recognition, internet search results and machine learning intelligence to ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford collaborates with Metromile to offer connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance
    Ford has announced a collaboration with Metromile to provide connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance, a company press release read on 3 September. Vehicles with built-in connectivity can connect to Metromile which will then securely count miles driven directly from the vehicle’...
    Ford, Bosch, Bedrock partner for automated parking project in the US
    Ford, in partnership with automotive supplier Bosch and real-estate firm Bedrock, has launched a demonstration project for automated valet parking inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit, Michigan, the United States, the automaker said in a press release on 26 August. The project will demonstr...
    Ford recalls 528 vehicles in North America over issue with front seatback panels
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 528 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in North America, the automaker said in a press release on 25 August 2020. The recall involves model year (MY) 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles, affecting 491 vehicles in the United States and federal territ...
    26-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Ford-led consortium trials data-driven predictive road safety tool in London
    Ford has announced that it is leading a consortium tasked with developing an innovative predictive road safety tool using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, the American carmaker said in a press release on 20 August. Ford Mobility is working with Oxfordshire County Cou...
    Ford's SYNC 4 system adopts new INRIX technology for parking spot, gas station
    Ford has announced that its infotainment system SYNC 4 will adopt INRIX’S services for parking and fuel, a company press release read on 20 August. INRIX’s solution will help Ford drivers find, compare, and navigate to available parking spaces and search for the lowest fuel prices and drive to t...
    Ford recalls 558,610 vehicles in North America to replace the front brake jounce hoses
    Ford has issued a safety recall in North America affecting 558,610 vehicles over issue with front brake jounce hoses, the automaker announced in a press release on 12 August 2020. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2015–18 Ford Edge and 2016–18 Lincoln MKX vehicles, affecting 488,594 vehi...
    13-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Borgwarner to supply its integrated drive module for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    BorgWarner is set to supply its integrated drive module (iDM) to Ford for its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 5 August. The iDM is being supplied to power the Mustang Mach-E’s rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) conf...
    Ford to install 750 EV charging points at Cologne plant in Germany
    Ford is installing 750 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its Cologne factory premises in Niehl and Merkenich in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 29 July. In the first phase, 328 charging stations will be built within the plant by the end of 2020. The construction of all 75...
    Telenav to supply hybrid navigation solution for out of network coverage in Ford’s F-150, Bronco
    Ford has announced that Telenav will supply hybrid navigation software and services for out-of-network coverage for the new F-150 and Bronco models, a company press release read on 29 July. The hybrid navigation solution stores maps and continues routing even when drivers are out of cell coverage an...
    BorgWarner delivers electric drive module to three automakers in mainland China
    BorgWarner has started delivering its electric drive module (eDM) to three automakers, JMC-Ford, AIWAYS, and Leading Ideal (Li), in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. BorgWarner’s eDM will be equipped in JMC-Ford Territory, the AIWAYS U5 sports utility vehicle (SU...
    Ford recalls 24,584 vehicles in North America over issue with seat wiring harness
    Ford has issued a safety recall in North America affecting 24,584 vehicles over an issue with seat wiring harness, the automaker said in a press release on 21 July. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2016–20 Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats. The recall involves 19,2...
    22-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Ford, Mobileye collaborate to offer better camera-based collision avoidance solutions
    Ford and Mobileye have expanded their collaboration to offer more-efficient collision avoidance solutions in Ford’s global vehicle lineup, the two companies said in a joint press release on 20 July. As part of the collaboration, Mobileye will offer its EyeQ sensing technology to support the US aut...
    Automatic transmission vehicles increasing in popularity in Europe, says Ford
    New sales data from American car maker Ford has revealed that an increasing number of car buyers in Europe are purchasing vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes. According to a press release issued by Ford of Europe on 13 July, the number of cars and vans with an automatic transmission sold by F...
    LANXESS supplies highly integrated plastic-metal composite bolster for Ford Kuga SUV
    LANXESS is supplying its polyamide 6 ‘Durethan BKV30H2.0EF’ for seat bolster of the Ford Kuga sport utility vehicle (SUV), the German specialty chemicals company said in a press release on 15 July. The seat bolster of the SUV features Durethan BKV30H2.0EF glass fiber reinforced polyamide (PA) as...
    Ford to conduct V2I functional test in Changsha city, China
    Ford will conduct a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) functional test on in Changsha city, China, the OEM announced in a press release on 6 July. Ford will collaborate with Hunan Xiangjiang Intelligent Technology Innovation Center to test the road-coordinated functions on the designated intelligent co...
    Geotab announces integrated telematics solution for Ford vehicles in certain European countries
    Geotab has developed an integrated solution for Ford vehicles in certain European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, the company said in a press release on 7 July. Following the integration, Ford Data Services will be able to transfer data from vehicles ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford could shut assembly plants in US due to engine supply shortage from Mexico
    Ford could shut down some of its factories in the United States next week due to potential shortage in engines sourced from its Chihuahua plant in Mexico, Reuters reported on 9 July, citing US ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau. The US automaker has not been able to produce required number of e...
    10-Jul-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford to start offering geofencing system for PHEVs
    With the awareness of how air quality can affect health, American carmaker Ford is using geofencing in its commercial vehicles to operate in zero-emission pure-electric driving mode in sensitive areas. According to a press statement issued by Ford Europe on 6 ...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Ford partners with HERE Technologies to enable safe hands-free driving
    HERE Technologies has announced that Ford has chosen its platform for safe hands-free driving in the United States and Canada, a company press release read on 1 July. Ford will be able to create a map informing drivers the possibility of Active Drive Assist for hands-free driving across 100,000 mile...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Ford picks TomTom to provide real-time traffic service for next-gen SYNC connected vehicle technology
    Ford has picked mapmaker TomTom in a multiyear deal to provide real-time traffic service for the next-generation SYNC connected vehicle system, the American automaker said in a press release on 2 July. The F-150 pickup and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV will be the first vehicles to access the ...
    Ford launches new F-150 with hybrid powertrain and hands-free driving
    American carmaker Ford has launched the newest version of its F-150 pickup truck. According a press release issued by Ford on 25 June, the company has equipped this vehicle with a 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 engine that is coupled with a 35-kW (47 bhp) electric motor, which is powered by a 1...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford ties up with Newlab to develop solutions related to connectivity, autonomy and electrification
    Ford Motor Company has tied up with Newlab to develop transportation solutions related to connectivity, autonomy, and electrification, the American automaker said in a press release on 25 June. Ford’s Michigan Central area will be an open platform for partnerships to create and test mobility so...
    Model year 2021 Ford F-150 to feature SiriusXM's audio entertainment platform 360L
    SiriusXM has announced that its newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform SiriusXM with 360L will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150, according to a company press release on 26 June. SiriusXM with 360L will be available on all future Ford models with its SYNC 4 infotainment system. ...
    Ford launches Focus with 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has launched its Focus hatchback with a 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain option in Europe. According to a press release issued by Ford on 22 June, the company has stated that the new Ford Focus will be driven by a 1.0L EcoBoost Hybrid engine that delivers 153 bhp. Ford clai...
    25-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford makes certain connected car services complimentary in Europe
    Ford has made a variety of connected vehicle services free for its European market, the automaker said in a press release on 23 June. The services will allow drivers to control and monitor certain important features in their cars from their smartphone. The features can be accessed through the For...
    Ford to offer ‘Intelligent Range’ predictor feature in Mustang Mach-E
    Ford will offer its ‘Intelligent Range’ predictor feature in its upcoming all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 19 June. The new Intelligent Range feature accurately predicts how much range drivers have using past driving behavior, ...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford Co-Pilot360 adds ‘Active Drive Assist’ to enable hands-free driving in US, Canada
    Ford has expanded its offering under its Ford Co-Pilot360 suit of driver-assistance systems by adding a new ‘Active Drive Assist’ feature, which allows for hands-free driving on divided highways, the US automaker said in a press release on 18 June. The new technology is the next evolution of int...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford announces new charging offer for Mustang-E customers
    Ford is offering new owners of the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EV) in the United States 250.0 kWh of free charging via Electrify America’s DC fast-charging stations using the FordPass charging network, the automaker said in a press release on 15 June 2020. Ford’s upcoming battery-electric ...
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