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    Ford recalls 72,718 vehicles in US to fix problem with inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights
    Ford is recalling 72,718 vehicles in the United States to fix a problem with the inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Ranger truck...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 54,411 vehicles in US over issue with battery harness clips
    Ford is recalling 54,411 vehicles in the United States over an issue with battery harness clips, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX vehicles equipped with 3.7L engines...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    Ford issues recall for certain Ranger, Everest vehicles to replace defective Takata airbag module
    Ford has issued a safety recall for certain model year (MY) 2003-2011 Ranger and MY 2004-2014 Everest vehicles to replace the defective Takata airbag inflators in front driver and passenger airbags which use non-desiccated Phase-Stabilised Ammonium Nitrate (PSAN) propellant, the automaker said in a ...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 5,546 vehicles in Canada over issue with taillight
    Ford is recalling 5,546 vehicles in Canada over an issue with taillights, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 Ford Ranger trucks. Significance: In certain trucks, a connector for the taillights may not be ...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 78,000 MY2019 Ranger vehicles in US, Canada to fix glitch in tail lamp
    Ford is recalling 78,264 units of model year (MY) 2019 Ranger pickup truck to fix an issue in their tail lamp, the automaker said in a press release on 25 November. The recall affects 72,718 vehicles in the United States and 5, 546 vehicles in Canada. The affected vehicles were built at Ford’s Mic...
    26-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 30,073 vehicles in Canada over loose connection on battery positive terminal
    Ford is recalling 30,073 vehicles in Canada over a loose connection on the battery positive terminal, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 F-150 trucks. Significance: In certain trucks, a connection on the ...
    25-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    LA Auto Show 2019: Lincoln to showcase plug-in hybrid Corsair Grand Touring
    Lincoln has showcased the plug-in hybrid version of the Corsair Grand Touring at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Corsair Grand Touring is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder gas engine and a permanent magnet syn...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 135,725 vehicles in US over issue with battery monitoring system
    Ford is recalling 135,725 vehicles in the US over an issue with the battery monitoring system (BMS), according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019–20 F-150 vehicles. The recall is expected to ...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV
    Ford has unveiled its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 17 November. The Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to be launched in late-2020. It will be offered with standard battery option (75.7 kWh) and extended-range battery (98.8 kWh) option...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford debuts next-generation SYNC communications system in Mustang Mach-E EV
    US carmaker Ford has showcased the all-electric Mustang Mach SUV with its latest SYNC 4 infotainment system, according to a company press release on 17 November. This will be Ford’s first model containing the new-generation system and will be available from late 2020. Ford has integrated the Ma...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 100,375 units of F-Series Super Duty vehicles in North America over issue with LED headlamps
    Ford is issuing a recall for 100,375 units of model year (MY) 2018-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles over an issue with LED headlamps, the automaker announced on 14 November. The recall covers 86,296 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 14,079 in Canada. Significance: The ...
    18-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Schaeffler supplies modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln SUVs
    Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln sport utility vehicles (SUV), reports news website Green Car Congress citing Schaeffler Americas CEO, Marc McGrath. The modular hybrid transmission is for model year (MY) 2020 Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, as w...
    Ford showcases all-electric Mustang prototype at 2019 SEMA Show
    Ford, in collaboration with Webasto, is showcasing Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype, at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, United States, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 November. The vehicle has a Phi-Power dual-core electric mo...
    Ford to equip most vehicles in US with advanced over-the-air update capability from 2020
    Ford has announced that from 2020, it will begin equipping most redesigned vehicles in the US with advanced over-the-air update (OTA) technology in a move that would reduce dealer trips, the automaker said in a press release on 30 October. Ford expects to deliver the first updates about six ...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford extends plug-in hybrid van trials to Cologne in Germany
    Ford has expanded the trials of its plug-in hybrid van (PHEV), the Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid, to the city of Cologne in Germany, the company recently announced. Working with five municipal fleets and Cologne, nine Ford Transit Custom PHEV and one Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid people-mover w...
    Ford unveils next-generation SYNC 4 infotainment system
    Ford has unveiled the next-generation of its SYNC communications and entertainment system, the American carmaker said in a press release on 30 October. Ford claims that the SYNC 4 has twice the computing power of SYNC 3 to help make navigation, music and vehicle-smartphone connection a lot faster. ...
    31-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford issues three recalls affecting 319,711 vehicles in North America
    Ford has issued three safety recalls affecting a total of 319,711 vehicles in North America, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 October. The first recall affects select model year (MY) 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles over a driveshaft flexible coupling issue. The recall covers 293,558 ve...
    30-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Ford offers FordPass as complimentary service
    Ford has said that it would offer complimentary FordPass services to its customers, according to a company press release dated 15 October. Connected service is available free of cost for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspot. The service makes Ford the first full-line automaker to offer remote ...
    21-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Chassis evolution and outlook
    It is a common belief that the chassis of a vehicle has had limited evolution, when compared to other sectors of the car, such as powertrain or electronics. However, in the last decade, the chassis has seen several advancements, not just in terms of its structure, but also the way the chassis is con...
    Ford announces comprehensive steps to expand EV charging network for customers in North America
    Ford has announced comprehensive steps to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging network for customers in North America. According to a press release on 17 October, the automaker has launched what it claims to be the North America’s largest EV charging network; Ford still doesn’t offer any EVs th...
    Ford recalls 19,509 MY2019 Ranger vehicles in North America over issue with HVAC blower motor
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 19,509 units of model year (MY) 2019 Ranger vehicles in North America, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 October. The recall affects 17,965 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 1,544 in Canada. Affected vehicles were manufacture...
    15-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Ford offers ‘FordPass Connect’ onboard modem technology on Galaxy and S-Max models
    Ford has announced that it would offer its FordPass Connect onboard modem technology on the Galaxy and S-Max multipurpose vehicle (MPV) models, according to a press filing on 7 October. The solution essentially turns into an in-car Wi-Fi system with connectivity for up to 10 devices. FordPass Con...
    11-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 10,655 MY2020 Ford Explorer vehicles in US for improperly secured wiring harness
    Ford is recalling 10,655 vehicles in the United States due to an improperly secured wiring harness, according to a recall notice on the automaker’s website on 2 October. The recall affects select model year (MY) 2020 Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter and 3.3-liter gas engines. Significance: In t...
    08-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 32,968 MY2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles in North America over issue with passenger-side axle shaft
    Ford has issued a safety recall of 32,968 vehicles in North America over an issue with the passenger-side axle shaft, the automaker announced in a press release on 2 October. The recall affects model year 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles, covering 28,579 vehicles in the United States and ...
    08-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Geotab launches integrated telematics solution for Ford vehicles
    Geotab has announced the availability of the Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford vehicles, according to a company press release on 2 October. Through the integration, Ford Data Services will securely transfer data from Ford vehicles with a factory installed modem to Geotab’s cloud environment, eli...
    03-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford starts taking customer orders for Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van
    Ford has started taking orders for its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) van, the company announced in a press release on 23 September. The van is equipped with a 92.9 kW electric motor powered by a 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and a 1L EcoBoost petrol engine which acts as a range extender....
    03-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford to test self-driving vehicle fleet in US city Austin in collaboration with Argo AI
    Ford and its autonomous driving technology partner ArgoAI have announced plans to bring their self-driving test vehicle fleet to Austin, Texas, United States, the automaker said in a press release. The Texas state capital will also be the third US city after Miami and Washington DC where Ford is gea...
    Ford recalls 322,000 vehicles in Europe owing to faulty battery
    Ford has issued a recall for 322,000 vehicles in Europe owing to defective batteries, Automotive News Europe reported on 24 September citing a company spokesperson. The recall is for Mondeo, S-Max, and Galaxy vehicles built between February 2014 and February 2019. Ford has recalled nearly 101,0...
    25-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 23,380 model year 2017 Explorer SUV in Canada over seats issue
    Ford is recalling 23,380 vehicles in Canada over an issue with seats and restraints, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model years (MY) 2017 Explorer vehicles. Significance: In certain vehicles equipped with power front seats, t...
    23-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 2,624 MY2019 Fiesta vehicles in US over issue with brake calipers
    Ford has issued a recall of 2,624 vehicles in the United States over an issue with brake calipers, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website last month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Fiesta vehicles. The recall is expec...
    19-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 90,644 vehicles in US to replace steering gear motor bolts
    Ford has issued a recall of 90,644 vehicles in the United States to replace steering gear motor bolts, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lin...
    18-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    Ford recalls more than 300,000 vehicles in North America over sharp seat frame edge
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 338,332 units of model year 2007 Ford Explorer vehicles in North America over an improperly coined seat-frame edge, the automaker announced on 13 September. The recall affects 311,907 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,04...
    16-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Bridgestone supplies Ecopia tire for 2020 Ford Escape
    Bridgestone Americas will supply original equipment fitment tires for select models of the 2020 Ford Escape sport utility vehicle (SUV), the US subsidiary of Bridgestone said on 12 September. The Japanese tiremaker is supplying Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire for the Titanium and Titanium Hybrid models of ...
    Ford recalls 13,564 vehicles in Canada for potential battery junction-box corrosion
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 13,564 vehicles in Canada for potential battery junction-box corrosion, the automaker announced on 30 August. The recall affects model year 2012–13 Ford Fiesta vehicles in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario...
    05-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 98,780 vehicles in North America for potential loss of power-steering assist
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 550,186 vehicles in North America for potential loss of power-steering assist, the automaker announced in a press release on 30 August. The recall covers 90,646 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, and 8,134 in Canada. The recall covers model yea...
    02-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls more than 550,000 trucks and SUVs in North America over weak seat backs
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 550,186 vehicles in North America over an issue with the seat-back recliner mechanism, the automaker announced in a press release on 30 August. The recall covers 483,325 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 58,712 in Canada and 8,149 in Mexico. T...
    02-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Additive manufacturing progressing from rapid prototyping to series production
    The automotive industry is gradually adopting additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in its design and manufacturing strategies. The technology offers potential benefits such as innovative designs, lighter and safer products, shorter lead times, and lower cost. However, there are st...
    Ford recalls 4,002 cars in Canada over seatbelt issue
    Ford is recalling 4,002 vehicles in Canada over a seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 12 August. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. Significance: In the affected vehicles, the cables that attach the front se...
    29-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Vehicle dynamics: From motorsports to customized driving
    The concept of vehicle dynamics has not only shaped the way a car drives on a fundamental level, but also has indirectly made consumers aware and more willing to spend for comfort and handling when choosing a car. Premium OEMs have been the champions of developing cars with more improved vehicle dyn...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Escape
    The fourth generation Ford Escape is assembled at Ford’s facility in Louisville, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Ford Escape from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 295,909 units. If you would like your company included...
    Hankook Tire to supply OE tires for 2020 Ford Explorer
    Hankook Tires will supply original equipment (OE) tires for the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, according to a company press release on 12 August. The tire-maker will supply its premium grand touring all-season Kinergy GT tire in size 255/65R18 [Pattern H436]. “We are thrilled to continue our relat...
    Mazda recalls 22,571 vehicles in US over detachment risk of rearview mirror glass
    Mazda has issued a recall of 22,571 vehicles in the United States over detachment risk of rearview mirror glass, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year 2019 Mazda3 vehicles equipped with manual dim...
    13-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Ford and Centrica partner to offer EV charging solution in UK, Ireland
    Ford Motors and Centrica have partnered to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Centrica announced in a press release on 30 July. Centrica will develop approved EV charging installation service across hundreds of Ford dealerships in the United Kingdom and...
    Ford issues recall for 14,135 units of Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in North America
    Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for 14,135 units of model year 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in North America for a potentially missing manual park release cover, the automaker announced in a press release on 7 August. The recall affects approximately 13,896 vehicles in ...
    08-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Ford Smart Mobility acquires software firm Journey Holding
    Ford Smart Mobility (FSM), a Ford’s subsidiary focusing on new mobility solutions, has acquired Journey Holding Corporation, a company that specialises in vehicle tracking software and app-based technology for public transportation, the US automaker said in a press release on 30 July. As part of F...
    Ford acquires Quantum Signal to accelerate self-driving car development program
    Ford has acquired Quantum Signal, a US-based company specializing in mobile robotics, simulation and modelling, the automaker said in a press release on 30 July. Quantum Signal is known for its work in ANVEL (Autonomous Navigation Virtual Environment Laboratory) modelling and simulation, which has b...
    US state California, four automakers reach framework agreement on clean emission standards
    US state California has signed a framework agreement on clean emission standards with Ford, Honda, BMW of North America and Volkswagen Group of America, California Air Resource Board (CARB) announced in a press release on 25 July. Under the framework, gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks will g...
    Sunroof solutions in automotive
    The automobile roof has been generally treated as another closure component protecting the occupants from environmental and NVH conditions. There has also been an element of safety combined with the design of passenger cells and connection of the pillars. However, over time the roof has become an in...
    Ford closes transmission plant in France
    Ford closed its transmission plant in Bordeaux, France, on 24 July, nearly a week before the scheduled closure on 31 July, according a report by AFP. The plant had 850 employees. Significance: Ford announced plans to explore strategic options, including the sale of its Bordeaux transmission ...
    Ford demonstrates towing capability of all-electric F-150 prototype
    Ford has demonstrated the performance capability of the all-electric F-150 prototype by towing 10 double-decker rail cars and 42 model year (MY) 2019 F-150s, the company announced in a press release on 23 July. In total, the electric F-150 towed more than 1 million pounds (over 500 metric tons). ...
    24-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 22,690 Endeavour SUVs in India
    Ford is voluntarily recalling 26,690 Endeavour SUVs in India to inspect front airbags, IANS reported on 22 July. The recalled vehicles are the previous-generation Endeavour, built at Ford’s Chennai plant in Tamil Nadu, India, between February 2004 and September 2014. According to Zigwheels, airbag...
    23-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Lincoln equips MY2020 Aviator with adaptive suspension
    Lincoln has equipped its all-new model year (MY) 2020 Aviator SUV with ‘Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview’ technology, which adjusts to the road conditions to offer a more comfortable ride, according to a report by Autoblog. The system uses 12 sensors placed throughout the vehicle to monitor...
    23-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 400 vehicles in Canada over seatbelt issue
    Ford is recalling 400 units of model year 2019 Ranger vehicles in Canada because of a seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on 11 July on the website of Transport Canada. The issue also affects about 7,580 vehicles in the US. Significance: In certain Ranger SuperCab models, the front-...
    19-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Ford expands strategic partnership with Volkswagen on autonomous driving, electrification
    Ford and Volkswagen Group (VW) have agreed to expand their strategic partnership on commercial vans and midsize pickups to include autonomous driving and electrification, the two automakers said in a press release on 12 July. Under the latest agreement, VW will join Ford in investing in Argo AI, a s...
    Ford to recall 7,980 Ranger SuperCab vehicles in North America over seat belt assembly issue
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 7,980 units of model year 2019 Ranger SuperCab vehicles in North America over a problem with the right-front seat belt, the automaker announced in a press release on 12 July. The recall affects approximately 7,580 vehicles in the United States and federal territor...
    15-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls previously-recalled 58,000 Focus and Focus ST vehicles in North America to update powertrain control module software
    Ford will recall select model year 2012 and 2017 Focus vehicles equipped with 2L GDI engines and 2013-2014 Focus ST equipped with 2 L GTDI engines in North America, the company said in a press release on 9 July. The recalled vehicles were originally part of a previous recall by Ford in October 2018 ...
    10-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    LANXESS develops steering column switch housing made from polyamide 6 for Ford models
    LANXESS has developed a steering column switch housing made of polyamide 6 for Ford models, the German specialty chemicals company announced in a press release on 2 July. The company supplies it for the Ford Fiesta, Focus, and Eco Plus models. The component is produced by Germany-based ...
    Android Auto - Making car's smarter since 2015
    Introduction Google announced Android Auto at Google I/O in June 2014 with the aim to making driving safer by minimizing distractions. Nearly a year after it was announced, Android Auto was launched on its first production vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata. It takes the best of Android smartphones...
    Ford plans to sell or close six plants, lay off 12,000 employees to turn around European operations
    Ford has announced comprehensive restructuring plans to turn around its operations in Europe, which is expected to result in a loss of 12,000 jobs by the end of next year, the automaker said in a press release on 27 July. As part of the restructuring, the US automaker will either sell or close six v...
    Ford recalls 303 units of Mustang, GT in Australia to replace defective airbag inflators
    Ford has recalled 303 units of the Mustang sports car and GT supercar in Australia to replace defective front passenger side airbag inflators, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) said in a statement last week. The recalled vehicles include model years 2005–14 Mustang and 20...
    28-Jun-2019 News Recalls
    New Ford Puma features ‘Ford Co-Pilot360’, advanced connectivity solutions
    Ford has equipped its all-new Puma crossover with its ‘Ford Co-Pilot360’ suite, according to a company’s press release on 26 June. The new crossover features adaptive cruise control with stop & go, speed sign recognition, and lane centering technologies to help it maintain a comfortable dr...
    28-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Ford equips 2019 Ranger with smart seat belt monitor technology
    Ford has announced a new feature for its pickup truck lineup—a rear seat belt monitor as standard equipment on the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup, according to a press release on 24 June. The new feature called ‘Belt Monitor’ will keep an eye on the backseat passengers, alerting the driver if a s...
    27-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 3,868 vehicles in US over powertrain issue
    Ford is recalling 3,868 vehicles in the United States over a powertrain issue, according to a notice by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this month. The recall affects model year 2009-2016 Ford Econoline vehicles equipped with a 5R110W transmission, 5.4L engine. Sign...
    26-Jun-2019 News Recalls
    Ford turns plastic bottles into carpet for Ford EcoSport
    Ford’s new EcoSport sport utility vehicle (SUV) features carpets that are being made using 470 single-use plastic bottles, according to a company press release on 19 June. Since the model was introduced in 2012, Ford has made use of more than 650 million 500-milliliter bottles. The combined weight...
    Argo AI, Ford deploy self-driving test vehicles in US city Detroit
    Argo AI, in collaboration with Ford, has begun deploying its self-driving test vehicles in Detroit, Michigan, United States, Peter Rander, president of the company said last week in a blog posted on Medium. With Detroit, Argo AI is now testing its third-generation self-driving test vehicles in five ...
    Ford opens new research center in Israel
    Ford has opened a new research center in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company said in a press release last week. The center, called Ford Research Center, will serve as a research hub and help the US automaker’s automotive and mobility businesses by identifying technology and start-ups companies...
    17-Jun-2019 News Investments
    Ford issues three safety recalls in North America over transmission, steering problem
    Ford has issued four safety recalls in North America over transmission and steering issues, the automaker said in a press release on 12 June. The first recall affects approximately 1.2 million vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, approximately 28,000 in Canada and one in Mexico...
    13-Jun-2019 News Recalls
    Advantages of twin-scroll turbocharger
    Turbocharged engines of the past have perennially suffered from ‘lag’, a delay in response to a driver input request for increased performance by way of an accelerator pedal depression. This occurs as a result of the time taken for the turbocharger to ‘spool up’ (exhaust gas impeller to incr...
    Ford recycles 1.2 billion plastic bottles each year to make vehicle parts
    In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Ford is using recycled plastic bottles to make vehicle parts. According to a press release by the automaker on 3 June, Ford uses an average of 250 recycled bottles per vehicle, roughly 1.2 billion plastic bottles per year, to make the underbody shields for al...
    Ford confirms plans to close South Wales engine plant in UK by late 2020
    Ford has confirmed plans to close its engine plant in Bridgend, Wales, by late 2020. According to a company press release on 6 June, the automaker has started a consultation with the plant’s union regarding the proposed closure. The closure is expected to result in the loss of 1,700 jobs, acc...
    Daimler, BMW, Ford, Volvo and others to test Car-to-X technology
    Daimler, BMW, Ford and Volvo Cars have joined forces with HERE Technologies and TomTom and transport authorities in six European countries to test car-to-everything (Car-to-X) communication technology in the Netherlands, Daimler said in a press release on 3 June. These project partners signed a Memo...
    5GAA holds live demo of C-V2X communications in Berlin
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) held a live demonstration event in Berlin (Germany) last week to showcase progress in cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications, the association said in a press release on 23 May. The event was participated by 5GAA members including BMW, Daimler, Ford...
    Ford recalls 89,094 vehicles in Australia over issue with front flexible brake hoses
    Ford is recalling 89,094 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the vehicle's front flexible brake hoses, according to a notice on the website of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 12 May. The recall affects model year 2016–18 Ranger vehicles. Significance: The ACC...
    24-May-2019 News Recalls
    Ford issues two recalls in North America
    Ford has announced two recalls in North America, affecting a total 272,760 vehicles, the US automaker said in a press release on 15 May. The company is recalling select model year (MY) 2013 through 2016 Fusion cars equipped with 2.5 L engine to fix shifter cable bushing issues. The recall affects 27...
    17-May-2019 News Recalls
    Ford partners with Amazon for in-car delivery service in US
    Ford has partnered with online retail giant Amazon to bring ‘Amazon In-Car’ delivery service to eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the United States, the automaker said in a press release. According to the automaker, the partnership will enable the owners of the select Ford 2017 and later mod...
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    Ford invests USD500 million in EV start-up Rivian
    Ford has invested USD500 million in electric vehicle (EV) start-up Rivian to take a minority equity in the company, Ford announced in a press release on 24 April. Ford and Rivian have also agreed to jointly develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfoli...
    Ford, Autonomic partner with Amazon Web Services for connected cars
    Ford and its wholly-owned subsidiary Autonomic have entered a multi-year agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connected car application development for the automotive industry, the US automaker said in a press release on 23 April. Aut...
    New York Auto Show 2019: Lincoln debut all-new Corsair SUV with advanced safety, connectivity features
    Ford’s premium brand Lincoln has debuted its all-new Corsair SUV at the New York Auto Show in the United States, the company said in a press release on 17 April. The two-row SUV comes equipped with Lincoln 360 Co-Pilot suite of advanced safety and driver assistance technologies, offered as standar...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Solid Power partners with Ford for solid-state battery technology
    Solid Power has partnered with Ford Motors for developing all solid-state battery (ASSB) technology, the company announced on 11 April. Ford participated in Series A investment round in Solid Power. However, investment figures from Ford were not disclosed. The partnership will focus on fur...
    Ford recalls 327,000 vehicles in North America due to faulty engine block heater cables
    Ford has recalled 327,000 vehicles in North America due to faulty engine block heater cables, the company announced in a press release on 10 April. The recall is for model year (MY) 2015-19 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant in  between 18 March 2014 and 17 November 2018, and at ...
    11-Apr-2019 News Recalls
    Ford to launch plug-in hybrid version of Tourneo van in Europe this year
    Ford is planning to launch the plug-in hybrid version of Tourneo van in Europe this year, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. The Tourneo van is equipped with an electric motor/generator, powered by a 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and a 1L EcoBoost petrol engine which acts as a...
    08-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Ford to introduce plug-in hybrid variant of new Explorer SUV in Europe later this year
    Ford has announced plans to launch the plug-in hybrid version of its all-new Explorer sport utility vehicle (SUV) for the European market later this year, the US-based automaker said in a press release last week. The seven-seat Explorer plug-in hybrid SUV will be powered by a combination of Ford’s...
    08-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Ford to offer mild-hybrid technology in Fiesta and Focus in 2020
    Ford has announced that it will offer mild-hybrid technology in its new Fiesta and Focus models, according to a company press release late last month. The new 48-volt mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models will be launched next year. “Our new Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models ar...
    05-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Ford to launch 16 electrified models in Europe
    Ford is planning to launch 16 electrified models in Europe in the future, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. The portfolio will include mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric technology in vehicles ranging from small family cars to sport utility vehicles (SUVs) ...
    iQIYI supplies in-vehicle entertainment solution for Ford’s new SYNC + infotainment system
    China-based iQIYI has announced that its in-vehicle entertainment solution will be offered as part of Ford’s latest infotainment system SYNC+, the company said on 3 April. Earlier this week, Ford launched SYNC+ IVI system for the Chinese market, which has been jointly developed by Ford China ...
    Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE form ‘Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium’
    Ford, General Motors (GM) and Toyota have teamed up with the SAE International to establish a new consortium that will focus on the safety of autonomous vehicles, SAE said in a press release on 3 April. The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) will work to promote testing, pre-competitive deve...
    Ford to offer mild, plug-in and full-hybrid powertrains in Kuga SUV
    Ford is set to offer the Kuga sport utility vehicle in three hybrid powertrains – mild, plug-in and full-hybrid – the automaker announced in a press release on 2 April. The Ford Kuga will also come with a 2L EcoBlue diesel engine, 1.5L EcoBlue diesel engine and 1.5L EcoBoost petrol eng...
    04-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Ford launches SYNC+ in-vehicle infotainment system in China
    Ford has launched a new in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system built specifically for the Chinese automotive market, the company said in a press release on 3 April. The new IVI system, called SYNC+ is powered by Baidu’s artificial intelligence (AI). The US automaker will start offering the SYNC+ IVI...
    04-Apr-2019 News New Products
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    New Ford Explorer features ‘Mindful Mode’ to offer driver break from constant streaming of information and alerts
    Ford has announced that its new model year (MY) 2020 Explorer SUV will feature ‘Mindful Mode’ on the 12.3-inch optional touch screen, offering drivers a break from the constant streaming of information and alerts, the automaker said in a press release last week. When activated, the ‘Mindful Mo...
    03-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Ford to offer cylinder deactivation system, hybrid powertrain in updated Escape
    Ford will offer its cylinder deactivation system and two hybrid powertrain options in the model year (MY) 2020 Escape, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. Electrified options will include a plug-in hybrid with pure-electric range of over 30 miles (48.2 kilometers), and a standard hy...
    03-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Euro 7: Legislative time frame and parameters
    Each stage of emission and fuel economy regulations and standardization of robust compliance testing procedures has consistently led to further advancement in powertrain technology. Particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have fallen by more than 95% between Euro 1 and Euro 6 stan...
    Ford integrates Waze traffic and navigation app in SYNC 3-equipped vehicles in South Africa
    Ford has integrated ‘Waze’ traffic and navigation app in its vehicles in South Africa that comes equipped with its SYNC 3 multimedia system, the US automaker said in a press release. The integration will now enable Waze users to project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto t...
    01-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Ford aims to produce C-V2X equipped vehicle in China by 2021
    Ford has announced plans to start deploying cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications in its vehicles in China in 2021, the automaker said in a press release on 26 March. “C-V2X technology deployment is key to our ‘In China, For China’ strategy,” said Anning Chen, president and C...
    01-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Porsche, Ford, Subaru to recall vehicles in China
    Subaru, Porsche and Ford are recalling a total of 134,292 vehicles in China, according to a report by Yicai on 27 March, citing China's State Administration for Market Regulation. Of the total, Subaru is recalling 132,954 vehicles in China starting next month over a faulty brake-light switch. The...
    01-Apr-2019 News Recalls
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